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








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MeL Database

Find the right resources. Better. Faster. 

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 the resource introduction or contact the reference desk for help.




  • Academic Search Complete
  • Alt HealthWatch
  • Applied Science & Technology Source
  • Art & Architecture Source
  • Associates Programs
  • AutoMate
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Britannica School
  • Business Book Summaries
  • Caribbean Search
  • Central & Eastern European Academic Source
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Consumer Health Information - all 17 languages
  • Demographics Now People and Business
  • Early World of Learning
  • eBook Academic Collection
  • eBook Business Collection
  • eBook High School Collection
  • eBook K-8 Collection
  • eBook Public Library Collection
  • Education Source
  • Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos
  • Entrepreneurial Studies Source
  • Environment Complete
  • ERIC
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • HealthSource: Consumer Edition
  • History Reference Center
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Humanities Source
  • Jewish Studies Source
  • LearningExpress - Computer Skills Tutorials
  • LearningExpress - Job and Career Accelerator
  • LearningExpress - PrepSTEP Bundle
  • LearningExpress Library
  • Legal Information Reference Center
  • Legal Source
  • Library & Information Science Source
  • Literary Reference Center
  • MAS Complete
  • MasterFILE Complete
  • Middle Search Plus
  • MyHeritage - Library Edition
  • Newspaper Source Plus
  • NoveList K-8 Plus
  • NoveList Plus
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context
  • Poetry & Short Story Reference Center
  • Points of View Reference Center
  • Political Science Complete
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
  • Read It!
  • Reference Latina
  • Regional Business News
  • Science Reference Center
  • Small Business Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • Vocational Studies Premier
  • World Book Kids


For use at home with a Hackley Library Card

hoopla3Downloadable Books, Movies, Music, and more

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! 



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:Downloadable 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