Our resources page is arranged by category and designed to help you gain access to the knowledge you need. Use the drop-down menu below the category descriptions to narrow your focus and find what you need. In a nutshell, each category contains:
- Local History & Genealogy
- Information on resources & services at our Local History & Genealogy library (Carnegie)
- Ancestry Library & World Vital Records databases
- Indiana county histories
- Research Databases
- Databases for school reports (Gale Science, INSPIRE, WorldCat)
- Databases for legal and financial advisory (Gale Legal Forms, Value Line)
- Grant Writing Databases (Foundation Center)
- General Research (Demographics Now, DoxPop)
- Databases for reader's advisory (NoveList)
- Local Resources & Assistance
- Information on local, state, and national government
- Local media outlets and recreational facilities
- Public assistance and resources for basic needs (homeless shelters, TANF, etc)
- Public health care information & local facilities
- Job & Education Resources
- Navigating the college application and admissions process
- Career & job search guidance
- Information on local schools
- Test prep resources (GED, etc)
- Education services offered by MPL
- Music, Movies, TV & Reading
- Links to Overdrive (eBooks), Freegal, & Hoopla databases
- MPL book clubs
- AR lists
eBooks, eReaders, audiobooks...there's a whole world of reading beyond traditional paper-bound books. Muncie Public Library has digital reading resouces to accommodate a wide variety of reading preferences.
The Directory of Indiana Grantmakers is an online database with profiles of approximately 1,000 funders awarding grants in Indiana. Users can search for grantmakers by keyword, area of interest, or type of support. This database is available only at Maring-Hunt Library. Interested users should visit the Information Desk for access.
What better way to get kids into reading than to teach them through technology! Check out our options for ebooks that will appeal to kids.
Freegal is downloadable music service which provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment. Library cardholders can download five songs a week with their library barcode and pin number. Freegal works with any MP3 device. Click above for more info!