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The library has dozens of Research Databases to help you find the information that you need!

You can find science fair ideas by checking out the Science in Context database, magazine and newspaper articles by using Academic Search Premier or one of the databases organized under the subject Newspapers. Find biographical information using one of the Biography Databases, and you can even get help with your essays by using one of our excellent social issues databases.

And it gets better—as long as you have your M/RCPL library card, you can access most of the databases from home! Need to apply for a library card but want to use these resources right away? Get a free e-card here and get instant access!

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Recommended Resources: 

Learning Express Library

Provides excellent skill building resources for classroom and homework success. Create an account with your library card to access practice tests, tutorials and eBooks for middle and high school and prepare for college entrance.

Newspaper Index

Searching for a local newspaper article, or obituary? Try searching the Newspaper Index.

M/RCPL and The Cleveland Memory Project

Working on a project about the history of Richland County? Well...would some really amazing old pictures of Mansfield help? View them online through The Cleveland Memory Project.

Genealogy Research

Figure out your family tree...with the library!

Getting to the Truth

In a world where info and images can be distorted and photoshopped,  it is good to know that you can find the truth. 

Digital Resources:

With your Mansfield/Richland County Public Library card you have access to Free - yes, free - ebooks, magazines, digital video, music, audiobooks, and more that you can stream to your computer or download to your mobile device. And there are no overdue fees - materials are automatically returned when the lending period is over. Click on the resource below to get more information:

 Cloud Library

Get popular titles fast with the Cloud Library.

 Ohio Digital Library

Check out ebooks, e-audiobooks, movies, digital magazines, and music with the Ohio Digital Library.


Get ebooks with Freading. Log in (or register if it's you first time) and choose Mansfield/Richland County Public Library. You'll need your library card and a PIN.

 Gale Courses - Free Online Classes

You can learn for life with M/RCPL and Gale Courses. Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online.


Hoonuit gives you access to hundreds of video tutorials on the latest software from Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more--all from your computer or mobile device.  

Watch movies, TV Shows and listen to music and audiobooks with Hoopla.

Watch independent films, documentaries and instructional films.

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