Always Open Library



Learn a new language:  Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Danish, Turkish, and Norwegian (with more to come).






Learn how to use popular websites at home for free.




GCF LearnFree

Learn how to use popular software, upgrade your career skills, learn life skills.





La Mano Amiga

Online English lessons for Spanish speakers








MeL Database

Some of these can only be used within a Michigan Library, most can be used from home with a Michigan Library Card number or Michigan Driver's Licence number.   Watch an Introduction to MeLfor help.




  • Academic OneFile
  • Biography and Genealogy Master Index
  • BookFlix (preK-grade 5)
  • Britannica School
  • Business Insights
  • BusinessDecision
  • Chilton
  • Computer Database
  • DemographicsNow:Business and People
  • Early World of Learning
  • eBook Collection
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • Eric (free version)
  • Expanded Academic  ASAP
  • FDSys (Federal Digital System)
  • Gale Directory Library
  • Gale Legal Forms
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection
  • General OneFile
  • General Reference Center Gold
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center (tutorial)
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Heritage Quest online
  • Informe! Academico
  • InfoTrac Business Collection
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
  • Kids InfoBits
  • Learning  Express Library
  • LegalTrac
  • Medline Plus
  • Michigan Authors and Illustrators
  • Michigana:  Sources in US History
  • Military and Intelligence Database
  • New  York Times
  • NoveList K-8+
  • Nursing Resource Center
  • OAIster
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection
  • Psychology Collection
  • Research in Context
  • Small  Business Resource Center
  • Turfgrass Information File
  • World Book Kids
  • World Cat (free edition)



For use at home with a Hackley Library Card


Downloadable Books

Listen on your computer or MP3 player, including iPods, or read them on your computer or eBook reader (including Kindles).  Titles are available through our catalog or through Overdrive.




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Access Digital Magazines Online!

How to access magazines:


Heritage Quest Online

Search for your ancestors.






Reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, books by theme, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and more. Access from home using your HPL library card number.




Driving Texts

Take a driving test.





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Individual language learners use SCOLA foreign language resources for current events, language learning, and cultural studies.



Subscriptions for use within the library:



Ancestry Library Edition

Patrons can access this vast collection of census information, vital records, and other genealogical resources




Heritage Quest Online

Users can access this database of census records, genealogical books, and other relevant information.




American Ancestors

Official site of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, offering a wealth of resources pertaining to family history in New England and New York.




EHP Online

Environmental Health Online




NOAA: State of the Climate

State of the Climate