Databases & Online Resources
Ancestry Library Edition
Explore your family history with access to over 7,000 databases and millions of unique, full-text primary sources and enhanced images.
Ancestry can only be accessed from the patron internet computers and wifi connection at the Bolivar Main Library.
Online Training Library
Learn it all! Lynda.com offers thousands of video courses and tutorials that teach technology, creative, and business skills. Post your completion certificates directly to your LinkedIn account to let employers know you’re serious about keeping your skills sharp!
EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
** To access the eBooks, click on the eBook collection link located above. You may be prompted to enter in a username or password to get to the POLK CO PUBLIC LIBRARY page, and the login information is as follows – username: “polk” password: “county” (just enter what is inside the quotation marks. do not include the quotation marks in the username or password!). After you have logged in, click on the eBook collection link, and then click continue. In order to download, make sure to create your own, personal account. The POLK CO PUBLIC LIBRARY will only allow you to access the site, while your own personal account will allow you to download eBooks.**
Academic and Licensing Practice Tests
Over 300 online academic and licensing practice tests including SAT, ACT, GRE, HiSET, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL and basic skills for elementary, middle and high school skills improvement and much more. Test preparation materials span ages from elementary through adult. This testing resource also provides instant scoring and customized feedback.
Chilton Auto Repair Manuals
Receive quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today.
DMV Permit Practice Tests
Practice our sample permit tests for free as many times as you need – until you’re ready to take the real DMV test!
Everyday Life, Basic Math, and Computer Training
These video tutorials offer instruction on a wide range of topics from technology to career readiness to reading and math skills.
Federal Tax Forms and Publications
Access federal tax forms and publications for the current tax year and previous tax years.
Search for a job or create your own account to build a resume and access career preparation resources.
Missouri Tax Forms and Publications
Access Missouri tax forms and publications for the current tax year and previous tax years. You can also obtain Missouri vehicle licensing and driver’s license information.
Missouri Digital Heritage
More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state.