Online Services

Your library card gives you access to many websites and databases through the Brookings Public Library and the South Dakota State Library. We've highlighted a few of our favorite here, but feel free to check out the South Dakota State Library's electronic resource listing for more.

Ancestry Library Edition: Research family and local history with access to thousands of collections from around the world, with immigration, military, birth, death, census records and more.
*Accessible on Library computers only*


Chilton Automotive Library: Repair, maintenance and service information for thousands of domestic and imported car, truck, van and SUV models from 1940 to the present.

DMV Practice Tests: Offers South Dakota DMV practices tests for cars, motorcycles, CDL licenses and more. 

Ebsco MegaFILE: A combined search of EBSCO's Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, and Regional Business News databases. It includes thousands of articles and covers a wide variety of topics.

HeritageQuest: Research family and local history; it includes census, military, and gravestone records with over 25,000 family and local history books. Powered by

LearningExpress Library: Offers practice tests and self-paced courses for all learners. Includes ASVAB, GED, GRE, SAT, resume/cover letter writing courses and more.

Medline Plus: From the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in understandable language.

Procitizen: An interactive course for immigrants preparing to take the Naturalization Test. 
English Version
Spanish Version 

Pronunciator: Learn over 80 different languages. There are also 50 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Includes oral phrases, flash cards, learning guides, and live online instruction.

ProQuest: A truly multidisciplinary resource featuring a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.

sanborn maps
Sanborn Maps: Historic Fire Insurance Maps for 82 South Dakota communities spanning 1867 to 1970.

US Newsstream:  Full-text articles from over 1000 newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites. Includes same-day publication access to over 250 titles.