Things to do at East Central Regional Library
ECRL offers great resources to help with all of your study needs!
eResources & databases for study
Check out these curated resources for studying, or see the full list of all of our eResources and databases!
Free on-demand one-to-one online homework help. Access additional homework tools to help build skills in writing, math, science, digital literacy, ESL, and more. The Adult Learning Center offers skill building, test preparation, and writing assistance adults. HelpNow tutors are available every day of the week from 2-11 pm.**
Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference books. Includes Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, MasterFILE Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Health Source – Consumer Edition, and Science Reference Center databases.*
Created for middle-schoolers, combining the best reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources & much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, & history. *
Designed for middle and high school students to help them with their homework and in-depth research assignments. Includes reference works, biographies, essays, overviews, primary works, images, and periodical articles.*
Interactive collection of tests, tutorials, and eBooks to help with educational and career goals. Learning Centers include: Adult Learning Center, Career Center, College Center, College Preparation Center, Computer Skills Center, High School Equivalency Center, Job & Career Accelerator, School Center, and Spanish Center. *
Provides students with a balance of materials from all viewpoints on current issues, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, and reference books.*
Need a quiet space to study?
Many branch locations offer great study spots and even meeting rooms for your use. Check out the locations and hours page to see when your library is open.
Printing and copying services are also offered at all library locations.
Sometimes it's hard to find answers on your own
Try asking a librarian
Ask a Librarian is a free service ECRL offers in partnership with AskMN.
With Ask a Librarian you can get access to a librarian 24/7. Ask them questions on where to get started, where to look for information, what books to try out, and a librarian will get back to you promptly.