Online Resources

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Resources on this page are provided free of charge by the Columbus Public Library, BadgerLink, and the South Central Library System.

Auto Repair


Chilton Database (Library card number needed)

Books & Literature

Dear Reader Online Book Clubs


LINKcat The library's online catalog

Literary Reference Center


New York Times Book Review


Novelist K-8

Reading Group Choices

Wisconsin's Digital Library (Overdrive) Download content to smart phones, iPads, eReaders, & more (Library card number needed)

Worldcat (Library card number needed)


Business Databases from EBSCOhost 


Careers & Jobs


Job Center of Wisconsin

Learning Express Raw

Purdue Online Wrting Lab

Resume Workshop


UW Madison's Writing Center: Writing Cover Letters

Wisconsin Job Network


Consumer Reports (Library card number needed)


netLibrary (Library card number needed)

Educational - Students

Britannica School Edition  

Driving Tests online

Explora for Primary Schools 

Explora for Secondary Schools 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database  

Into the Book

Into the Map

Khan Academy

Learning Express

Learning Zone (Library card number needed)

The Ways

Wisconsin Biographies

Wisconsin First Nations

Wisconsin Public Television Education

Genealogy & History

Ancestry Library (Via library internet or wi-fi connection only)

Columbus Area Personal War Sketches



Historic Mapworks

National Archives

Recollection Wisconsin

South Central Wisconsin Local Histories

Wisconsin Historical Society


City of Columbus

City of Fall River

Columbia County

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

Columbus School District

Dodge County

Fall River School District

Foreign Consular Offices

Taxes - Federal Forms

Taxes - Wisconsin Electronic Filing


Health Watch  from EBSCOhost 

Consumer Health Complete 

Magazines & Newspapers

Columbus Journal

Flipster Read magazines on a smart phones, iPads, eReaders, & more (Library card number needed)

Magazine & Newspaper Databases

Serials Solutions

WorldCat (Library card number needed)

Music & Multimedia

BadgerLink Songbook Database


Wisconsin Meida Lab

Young Performers Initiative

Teachers & Homeschoolers

Britannica Learning Zone

Community for Accredited Online Schools: Online Homeschooling


Get Ready to Read!

Into the Book

Into the Map

Learning Express Practice tests and learning centers for all ages

Smithsonian Education

Teaching Tolerance

The Home School Foundation

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Home-Based Private Education

Wisconsin Parents Association

Wisconsin Public Television Education