The Madison Library provides a number of library materials that can be downloaded or used online. Use of most of these resources requires a username and password and/or a Madison Library card. Contact us or stop in the library for user names and passwords, for use by Madison residents and library card holders.
Training for using these resources is available at the library. Contact us to request assistance.
Online library materials include ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming video, animated picture books.
For readers and researchers, we offer a number of comprehensive databases, giving you access to magazine and journal articles, book reviews and reading recommendations, genealogy resources, and an online encyclopedia.
- HeritageQuest for genealogy (big improvements coming in 2015!)
- Ancestry Library edition is available for genealogy researchers to use at the library only
- NoveList for readers
- EbscoHost for articles from popular magazines and scholarly journals
- Britannica Online encyclopedia
- Medline Plus
Our Local History Project website makes Madison historical materials available to online researchers.