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The Library of Congress -- See their resources and search their catalog.
The New York Public Library -- See their resources and search their catalog.
Morris County Library -- See their resources and search their catalog.
ERIC -- Educational Research Information Clearinghouse, collected information in specific aspects of education, kindergarten through college and adult education
Morris Automated Information Network (M.A.I.N.) -- Information about each of the 32 libraries in Morris County including links to their web pages.
The library will open at 10 AM today Friday, March 7.
Our New 3M Cloud Service!

MAIN has launched a new e-book and digital audiobook service called the 3M Cloud Library.

  • Easier to use than our current digital service
  • Replaces Overdrive (through DigitalLibraryNJ)

Please note: Our Overdrive/DigitalLibraryNJ service will end Feb. 28, 2015 so it is suggested that you refrain from placing holds in DigitalLibraryNJ starting immediately.

Library Fund Raising Drive

We’re Turning 100!
Help Us Plan for the Next 100
The Mountain Lakes Library has been serving Mountain Lakes for 100 years. And we want to be an even more important part of our community for the next 100 years.

Please participate in our survey.
In just 5 minutes you can help us plan for the next century.
Deadline Oct 27, 2013. (deadline extended)

Or you can pick up a hard copy at the Library.

Download Magazines
Read your favorite magazines for FREE on a
smart phone, iPad, Kindle, Nook or computer using
your Library card number. (details)
Learn to use the new terminals.  Details...
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CardStar is a free app for your smartphone that can store your library card!  When you wish to withdraw a book, just show your smartphone.  The Library's new barcode scanner can actually read the barcode from the phone.  Click for detailed instructions on how to set up this app...
Is it Google?  Is it Yahoo?  No, it's JerseyClicks!  JerseyClicks allows you to search up to 15 full-text resources simultaneously through one user-friendly interface.  It gives New Jersey residents access, at no charge, to resources that are not normally available free on the Internet.  Choose from 27 high quality databases covering subjects such as health, history, business, education, science, current events, literature, and popular fiction, as well as Spanish-language magazine articles.
Databases Available
The Mountain Lakes Library provides its patrons several searchable information databases (use your library card number as PATRON ID. Enter the 13 digit number on the back of your library card, without the spaces.):


  • ReferenceUSA: find information on over 15.5 million U.S. and Canadian businesses and organizations; search and sort by business name, location, yellow page heading, SIC code, and size of operation. Research U.S. and Canadian households to conduct market research or locate friends and relatives. Detailed information on doctors and dentists in the HealthCare database, and more.

    On the JerseyClicks page of databases, click the name ReferenceUSA under the Business category. If you have trouble logging in, see our troubleshooting tips.
  • Job and Career Accelerator: create resumes and cover letters, learn interviewing techniques, and prepare for related exams. Access millions of job listings.

Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks

  • DigitalLibraryNJ: catalog is always available! Download the best selling and classic audiobooks and eBooks 24/7 to your computer or device. Check the list of compatible ebook and audiobook devices. If you have a question, please submit our M.A.I.N. Overdrive Support Form.


  • Pronunciator!: Register for free to learn any of 80 languages at your own pace.
  • Informe!: una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.
  • Salud en Espanol: Salud en Espanol provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.
  • Referencia Latina: a comprehensive Spanish-language database, offering content from a variety of sources including 49,000 encyclopedia entries; 50,000 images; 2,500 health reports; a Spanish-English dictionary, and more.

Literary Criticism

  • NoveList: suggestions for fiction reading, including award-winning book lists, discussion guides, recommended reading lists, and more.
  • NoveList K-8: suggestions for children's fiction reading, selected by school media specialists and children's librarians at NoveList.
  • Literary Reference Center: information about authors, works of literature, and literary characters.
  • Bloom's Literary Reference Online: information about authors, works of literature and literary characters; definitions of literary terms and movements.
  • Contemporary Authors Archives: author biography and criticism.

Magazines and Newspapers

  • Zineo Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet or mobile device using the free Zinio Reader app.
  • EBSCOhost MasterFILE Elite indexes 2,200 magazines, of which 1,000 are full text; Newspaper Source Plus offers full text for 700 regional, national, and international newspapers; EBSCOhost also includes health, business and children's databases.
  • ProQuest includes magazines, many full text, some back to 1971, and newspapers, including Gannett papers (Daily Record among them) and the Wall Street Journal.
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers online access to the New York Times from 1851 to 2007.
  • Historical Newspapers Extra! Edition: graphical version of the Historical Newspapers content. Includes full-text and full-image articles dating back to the 18th century.
  • NJ Locations: which NJ libraries have the magazines and newspapers you need? (Rutgers titles are listed separately, in their online catalog).

Politics / Geography / History / Science

  • Facts On File: this mega-database is an excellent resource for grades 4-12 in biography, science, geography, and history; includes maps and images.
  • World Vital Records: Resources to research your ancestry online.
The Craven Miniature Rooms
This exhibit of exquisitely detailed miniature rooms by local artist Edgar Craven is on permanent display at the Mountain Lakes Library.
The Medal of Honor/Distinguished Service Medal Display
The nation's highest military honors went to two residents of Mountain Lakes for gallantry, skill, and heroism during World War II. A permanent display in the library shows the actual medals and describes the feats of these two highly decorated officers.
Library Fund Raising Drive

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