Do Research : Databases, Language Learning, Museum Passes, Homework Help, Digital Magazines
The MARINet libraries provide access to reference resources, newspapers and magazines covering a full range of subjects for children and adults via the MARINet Database page in the MARINet catalog.
Our databases can be accessed both inside the library and remotely, from home or elsewhere. If you are accessing the databases remotely, you will need your library card number and PIN. (Ancestry.com is only available inside the Library)
Access to additional resources, such as digital passes to local museums, online tutoring help, and practice for driving tests can be found below.
ancestry.com Library Edition
Ancestry.com Library Edition has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Come into the library to discover the history of you! Search thousands of databases and billions of indexed names to discover your heritage.
Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook
Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook allows patrons to search through unbiased ratings and reviews of local service companies and health care providers. Looking for a dentist, a plumber or new car insurance? Log in here to find ratings on price and quality of services.
Interested in learning a new language, or brushing up on your French? The possibilities are endless with Mango Languages. This interactive learning tool provides access to 71 languages, including English as a Second Language instruction. You can work from your computer, your tablet or smartphone.
Create an account and download the app. Mango offers:
- An Intuitive Language Construction methodology
- Completely self-paced with focus on practical conversations
- Customized ESL courses in many languages
- A film-based language-learning resource
Brainfuse live online help is here!
Brainfuse provides live one-on-one online tutoring for kids, teens, and adults. Students in grades K-12 can get "Help Now" in math, science, social studies, and language arts. For adults, 1-on-1 assistance is available for job hunters, people who need help writing a resume, and anyone who needs assistance with Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.
What's available: Live 1-on-1 tutoring
Supported devices: Any computer or mobile device with a web browser
California's Drivers Test
Free interactive practice tests that help you pass your driving test.
Discover and Go Museum Passes
MARINet Library Card holders have access to over 30 Bay Area Museums through the Discover and Go Museum Pass Program. Discover & Go provides MARINet Library card holders with free or discounted passes to local museums and other cultural institutions.
Make reservations online and print passes at home or at the library. Each Discover & Go pass is valid for the reserved date only. Each venue has restrictions on how many times a patron may use a pass each year.
For reservations go to: Discover and Go Reservations
Bay Area Discovery Museum Passes
Larkspur Library has two additional passes for the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. Each pass admits four people and can be checked out for two days. You must pick up the passes and return them to Larkspur Library. Call the library at 415-927-5005 to reserve a pass.
Zinio Digital Magazines
Zinio for Libraries: Access magazines right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone.