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Ancestry Library (in library use only)
A comprehensive genealogy and local history online resource, Ancestry Plus covers 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases. It includes the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, and Passenger and Immigration Lists Index. Access is available at designated terminals only.

CollegeSource Online (remote access available)
College Source Online is a virtual library covering 37,519 college catalogs and over 31,500,000 course descriptions. Full catalogs with cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools are available. It also provides links to test preparation sites, educational and library professional associations, career resources, financial aid resources, and links to state departments of education.



Facts on File/Science Online (remote access available)
Facts On File is one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials for the school and library market. Known to librarians worldwide as "the Information Publisher," Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941. Our list has grown to more than 1,300 titles and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others. Our publishing program covers five reading levels: elementary (grades 3-6), middle school (grades 6-8), high school (grades 9-12), college/academic, and general adult.


GaleNet comprises a variety of literary databases covering author biographies, genres, critical reviews of individual works, and associated materials.  Included are Dictionary of Literary Biography, Comtemporary Authors, Scribner’s Writers Series, Twayne Authors Series, and more. Thousands of articles and essays are included.

Also part of GaleNet is the Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module for access to medical reference materials including nearly 400 medical journals and articles from 2,200 general interest journals, plus a wealth of pamphlets and other sources.


Generations Online (remote access available)
Using familiar images and large type instructions, the Generations Online guides elders who have no computer experience through four basic Internet functions: simplified email, Memories: Generation to generation, posted questions and answers in which supervised fourth grade children ask seniors about their memories of the past in four categories; a multi-lingual search in 36 languages, through a partnership with Yahoo!; and links to sites of interest to seniors, including social security and Medicare, veterans affairs, newspapers around the world, and health portals.


Library of Texas
The Library of Texas is a service offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission that allows users of public, academic, and clinical medicine libraries to easily discover and retrieve desired information from multiple library catalogs, databases, and other knowledge, including the catalogs of 76 public libraries, 52 academic libraries, 4 unique libraries, and 17 TexShare commercial databases.  Information resources are grouped together by subject and region and many include full text information.




Mango (remote access available)
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

MedlinePlus (remote access available)
MedlinePlus is a comprehensive source of information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Pre-formulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.


Mitchell's Auto Repair (in library use only)
Provides step-by-step instructions for repairing both domestic and import car and truck models. Features part figures and wiring diagrams for both current and vintage models.    Special features include the Estimator for parts and labor costs, a Maintenance Service Log, as well as Technical Service and Recall Bulletins.


Morning Starr
Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks.





Reference USA (remote access available)
The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses; 210 million U.S. residents; 855,000 U.S. health care providers. It updates every 2-3 months. This information is available to you, in your home or office as well as in the library itself. All you need is a Laredo Public Library card and the password!
Resume Builder and Career Center
Software to help them prepare a resume, get job searching and interview tips, and search for jobs as well.

TexShare Databases
(remote access available/id&password)
The TSEL is a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.  This resource contains links to TexShare databases with many areas of interest including: general information and periodicals, homework and education, history and genealogy, health and medical, business resources, and books and literature.  The TSEL contains over 70 online resources selected exclusively for the Laredo Public Library, including resources in Spanish.


Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
Genealogical cardfile of approximately 270,000 cards compiled by Rudolfo Gonzalez de la Garza representing thousands of families of Southern Texas and Northern Mexico. The cardfile is in the Laredo Public Library. This collection is being published as images become available.

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Cloud

TumbleBook Cloud Jr

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Typing Tutor (remote access available)
Typing tutor is the leading FREE Typing Tutor on the Internet to help you master the skills of touch typing. There is a FREE Online typing test, online lessons and typing tutorial.

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