Books & Authors

Library Literary Resources (Library card & PIN needed to sign in)

About the Author: Information about the author's life, works, and literary criticism.

eBooks Minnesota: An online eBook collection available to all Minnesotans. Can be read in a browser or within the MackinVIA app. *Library card and pin may not be required, but a Minnesota-based internet connection is. 

Libby by OverDrive: Download the Libby app to access the Twin Cities Metro eLibrary, which combines eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines from 8 library systems. 

Literature Reference Books: Literary criticism, poetry, drama, and short stories.

Literature Resource Center: Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every time period and literary discipline.

MNLINK: Request materials from libraries (includes most public and college/university libraries) around the state to be delivered to your SCL branch.

NoveList K-8: Helps kids locate age-appropriate books, look up series orders and search for books by topic. Also gives Lexile levels for each title.

NoveList Plus: Search for your next great read by reading level (from kids on up), subject, title or author. There's also lists of read-alikes, award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

Web Resources

KDL's What's Next?: Series information by author or series. Parents and students can look up books by Lexile reading level or range (assigned by their school) then check our catalog to see if the item is in the Scott County Library System.