Online Resources

Being a Clear Lake Public Library card holder gives you access to millions of different sources of information. View the different sites below.

Calling all crafters! New online resource CreativeBug
available FREE with your Clear Lake Library card. Enjoy access to video art classes, projects, patterns, inspirations, and more.
By signing up for CreativeBug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Start and stop projects at your own pace.
No pressure, just possibilities!

Salem Health: Cancer

Access over 900 essays online on all aspects of cancer in Salem Health: Cancer, 2nd Edition.  The essays address diseases, conditions, symptoms, cancer-related syndromes, chemotherapy and other drugs and drug classes, cancer centers, genetics, the biology of cancer, medical specialties, tests, procedures, complimentary and alternative therapies, lifestyles, healthy and preventive strategies, and the many social and personal issues surrounding cancer, from cancer’s impact on minority populations to personal finances, insurance, personal relationships, and emotional coping.

Brainfuse: JobNow

JobNow, powered by Brainfuse, provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

Brainfuse: HelpNow

HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed.

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Iowa AEA Online

Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse.

Ancestry Library Edition

Clear Lake Public Library cardholders have access to Edition.  It is available for use at the library only.  This database offers census records, public records, immigration information and other genealogical resources. Edition for Clear Lake Public Library users is sponsored by the Clear Lake Public Library Foundation.

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Heritage Quest Online (HQO) Census records, public records, immigration information and other genealogical resources are available through HQO. for Clear Lake library users is sponsored by the Clear Lake Public Library Foundation. Click on logo to proceed to Heritage Quest Online’s website.

Transparent Language

A complete language-learning experience, Transparent Language Online, bridges the gap between learning a language and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both – completely online and all in one program. Click on Logo to get started!

View Tutorial is an on-line book club sponsored by the Friends of the Clear Lake Public Library that delivers daily five minute excerpts from new book releases via email.  By the end of the week, you will have read the first two or three chapters, and if you wish to continue with the book, you can reserve a copy through the Clear Lake Library. is actually eleven different book clubs:  Fiction; Nonfiction; Mystery; Romance; Teen; Business; Horror; Good News; Audio Books; Pre-Publication; and Science Fiction.  You may sign up for as many clubs as are of interest to you.  This is a great way to discover new authors and expand your reading horizons. Click on logo to enter DearReader website

Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks, 24/7 with your library card:

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Borrow free ebooks and audiobooks 24/7 with your library card.

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