Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM)

ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) gives Minnesota residents online access to magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles, eBooks (online books), and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business, and more.

Check out the list of videos to introduce you, and your patrons to the material here!

All types of learning materials are available here for your patrons:

ELM is available to Minnesota residents of any age with any subject interest. ELM is available online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from school, home, work, or @ your library. The current license covers the following Minnesota institutions: school media centers (K-12); public libraries that are members of regional public library systems; college and university libraries; and local, state, and federal government libraries.

ELM is brought to you by your local library or school media center; Minitex, an information and resource sharing network; and State Library Services, the MN state library agency, with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education.

The legislative intent is to provide Minnesotans with the best possible access to information resources across the educational spectrum, including K-12; higher education; local, state, and federal government; and public libraries.

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Do you want more material to share with your patrons about ELM services?

Did you know that you can get ELM bookmarks, brochures, and other promotional materials delivered to you for free? Please help us to share ELM by requesting some of these materials today.

In addition to bookmarks and brochures, we have some newer items as well.

A series of postcards highlights ELM resources for specific purposes, including job seeking, test preparation, and K-12 grade levels. These are perfect for targeted outreach.

We also have some wonderful trading cards that highlight individual databases or other specific uses.

Thanks as always for sharing ELM!

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