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Remote Access to Library Databases

I'm a firm believer that public libraries are one of the best deals around. Besides the books, music, and movies available for checkout, many libraries offer card holders remote access to their collection of databases. If you are a regular WisBlawg reader, you know that I often mention those available through the South Central Library System (Madison-area) and Milwaukee Public Library, as well as through Badgerlink.

But if you live outside of the Madison or Milwaukee area and find that Badgerlink doesn't have what you need, there are a couple of other options. Both the New York Public Library and the Godfrey Memorial Library of Middletown, CT offer library cards to non-residents for a fee. With a card, patrons are allowed remote access to many of their databases.

New York Public Library Card
$100 annual fee for non-residents
Databases available from home

Godfrey Memorial Library "Scholar's Card"
$35 annual fee for non-residents