Library

Catalog and Collections

ACCESS THE LIBRARY CATALOG OR YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT -  DIGITAL LIBRARY COLLECTIONS  -  REFERENCE AND RESEARCH RESOURCES  - INTERLIBRARY LOAN & SUGGESTING PURCHASES

 

Access the Library Catalog or Your Library Account

The online library catalog contains all the library's physical collection of books and other items, as well as ebooks and e-audiobooks from OverDrive.

To log in to your online library account, you will need your library card number and PIN. Once logged in, you can view your current checkouts, renew items eligible for renewal, pay fines, and place holds on items that are currently checked out.  If you do not have your PIN, please contact the library.  **Special note: To renew items online, you must do so the day before they are due. After that time, you will have to call or visit the library to renew items.

Digital Library Collections

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Reference and Research Resources

Business

  • AtoZdatabases Directory - In-Library Use Only at this time. Remote usage will be restored as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.  
    • Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Use for market research, finding employment opportunities, and general directory information. Includes Job Search and Resume Writing Guide. *Use your library card number to login.
  • Financial Ratings
    • Find strength-ratings for banks, buy-hold-sell ratings of stocks, Medigap insurance rates, and financial planning and literacy tools through Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing. 
  • Foundation Directory
    • Research grant-making organizations and available grants. Norfolk Public Library username and password are required to access outside the library. Contact the library for details
  • Legal Information Reference Center
    • Find legal information, forms, guides, and ebooks. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number, or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details. 
  • Small Business Reference Center
    • Learn how to start, finance, and manage a small business. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number, or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details. 

Genealogy

  • Ancestry.com Library Edition
    • Census information, vital records, and family trees for genealogy research. Accessible only in the library 
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
    • Census information, vital records, and family trees for genealogy research. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number, or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details. 

Health

  • Medline Plus
    • Information about medications, diseases, and wellness issues. Produced by the National Library of Medicine. 
  • Consumer Health Complete
    • Full text articles, information, and videos on health and wellness. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.

 School & Academic 

  • Biography Reference Center
    • Profiles and articles on over 450,000 notable people. Use your library card number to log in. 
  • FirstSearch
    • Search 12 databases of dissertations, conference papers, ebooks, and academic journals. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia
    • Student-friendly online encyclopedia covering more than 25,000 topics. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • MasterFILE
    • In-depth searching across thousands of journals and popular magazines. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    • Critical essays of current events with opposing viewpoints. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Primary Search
    • Search across 70+ elementary school magazines for information for school projects and general information. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    • Find extensive coverage of a broad range of subjects relating to psychology, behavioral sciences, and related fields. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Science and Technology Collection
    • Search across more than 650 leading scientific and technology publications. Use your Nebraska Driver's License, State ID number or NebraskAccess password to log in. Contact the library for details.
  • Something About the Author
    • Find information on the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Use your library card number to log in. 

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Interlibrary Loan & Suggesting Purchases

If the library does not own what you are looking for, you may request an Interlibrary Loan to borrow the book from another library or you may Suggest A Library Purchase to recommend that the library purchase this item for the community's use. Forms for these requests are available by clicking the links provided here or in print format at the Library's Service Desk.

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