Online Resources

Browse through the various services offered through our library, or take a peek at the long list of useful reference links, sorted by category at the bottom of the page.  Please alert the HPL staff to any broken, incorrect or missing links.

Make Donations or Pay Fines to the Humboldt Public Library

Please Click here for the City of Humboldt website.
Then, click on the Online Bill Pay tab.

Tax Links

NoveList Plus – Guide to Fiction for Children, Teens, and Adults

Please click here to visit NoveList Plus. Outside of the library, you will need your Library Card Number (without any spaces) for the Patron ID at NoveList Plus.

Bridges – The Humboldt Public Library’s Electronic Library

Bridges is the HPL’s online e-library.  You can check out many, many Kindle Books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, read-alongs and more.  You will find materials for every age group including adults, teens and kids.  You can use Kindles, e-readers, mobile devices, Chromebooks, Apple and Windows computers.

If you need to get the Libby library reading app, by OverDrive, for your Apple or Android device, you can find it at the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Please click here to begin.  You will need your Library Card Number to first sign in and set up your account.  If you have any questions, please call us at 332-1925.

Ancestry Library Edition

This service allows you to access various databases that may be helpful to your genealogical research. However, this service is only available from within the Humboldt Public Library. You cannot access it from a computer outside the library.  Please click here to begin.

Hoopla – Your Humboldt Public Library at your Fingertips

Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen: your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV.  All you need is a library card.  Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood.  Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet.  Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it’s all FREE thanks to your Humboldt Public Library!  Titles may vary based on the library catalog.

Download/stream movies, TV, full music albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels – all in the same location, all instantly available, all providing the same experience: Discover. Borrow. Enjoy!
-All you need is your library card number.
-Currently 7 borrows per patron, per month (bonus borrows are available the last week of the month).
-Binge passes.
-Kids mode with parental controls that the parents can use for their children 12 and under.

Please use this link for a PC desktop or laptop.  You can also download the Hoopla app from the appropriate store for your phone, tablet, iPad, Kindle, smart TV, Firestick, Roku, etc.

Humboldt and Other Newspaper Archives

Archived newspapers of the local and regional newspapers of the Humboldt County area and many, many others.

This is an archive of many, many newspapers.  The content of the archive is based upon the microfilm of the old newspapers, so some of the images aren’t quite perfect.  It’s interesting to look at the ads for various businesses around town and to read about the issues of eras past.

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world’s best resource for historical and genealogical information.  This unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more.

Explore your family tree and discover your history at NewspaperARCHIVE, the world’s largest online newspaper archive.

Please click here to begin.  You will then need to enter your library card number to login (no spaces).  You may also have to setup a Username and Password to use the service.

Brainefuse HelpNow

A Suite of Services Designed to Meet the Needs of Today’s Student.

What is Brainfuse?

Brainfuse is based in NYC and for over a decade, has developed and provided virtual learning solutions for schools, libraries, colleges, and universities. Our philosophy is anchored in adherence to high standards and user-centered technology to build a better educational experience for learners of diverse backgrounds.

Brainfuse helps students and job seekers reach their goals by connecting them with qualified eTutors and job coaches anytime, anywhere. Users can also initiate and organize online meetings for peer-to-peer learning.

The Brainfuse learning platform gives power to students and job seekers to manage outcomes better by seamlessly integrating the latest online technology

Please click here for Brainfuse HelpNow

Please click here for Brainfuse HelpNow User Guide

Please click here for Brainfuse HelpNow Video Guide

Please click here for How to Use the Whiteboard

Please click here for Adult Learning Center


Resources and Tools for Adult Learners, Job Seekers, Veterans, High School, Post High School and College Applicants.

Brainfuse is a website containing many on-line and real-time/live resources and tools for adult learners, career preparation, job seekers, veterans, high school students, post high school and college applicants. Included are items such as career selection, resume preparation, interview coaching, help for veterans, testing services and high school/college resources.

To access all of the website’s content and services, you may want to Login on the Home Page and create your own personal account as some functions require an account.

Please click here for the Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow Home Page.

Please click here for the Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow YouTube Video Tutorial.

Please click here for the Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow User Guide.

Please click here for a direct link to the Brainfuse SkillSurfer/Learning Library.

Please click here for a direct link to the Brainfuse Adult Learning Center.

People’s Law Library of Iowa

This new online  resource, with its stand-alone website, is designed to help Iowans easily find and navigate topics related to Iowa law.

In this effort, the State Library has partnered with the University of Iowa Law Library to develop the People’s Law Library.  The new website includes information on legal topics such as consumer law, family law, and landlord/tenant law, along with guidance on researching legal issues, a glossary of more than 100 legal terms, and more.

State Librarian Michael Scott writes: “We are thrilled to provide this resource to Iowans.  Our goal with the People’s Law Library of Iowa is to provide a trusted, reliable source of information on Iowa’s laws with no legalese so that the average person can easily comprehend.  This website will help Iowans understand their rights and feel empowered as they navigate the legal system.”

Please click here to begin.

Browse through the categories below for links to other helpful sites.

Seniors in Cyberspace
Senior Net Provides adults 55 and older with information and instruction about computer technologies
Road Scholarnot-for-profit leader in educational travel, offers 5,500 educational tours in all 50 states and 150 countries
American Association of Retired Persons
Social Security Administration
Blue Mountain Send free e-cards by email to friends and loved ones.