RLPL’s Virtual Branch is Open…

While we are closed we still want to do our best to help you access information available to you through your Rice Lake Public Library Virtual Branch via RLPL’s website and social media sites.  RLPL’s virtual and physical branches work together to fulfill our mission connecting you to your community ensuring free and open access to ideas through literacy, recreation, and supporting lifelong education.

Are you looking for:

Affordable Health Care Information?  Rice Lake Television Channel 14’s Dave Armstrong recently spoke to the Barron County Health Officer and the Barron&Polk County navigator in regards to the AHCA.  Access the program here: Understanding the Affordable Health Care Act

You can access several links from RLPL’s Resource Page.   Here you will find helpful links from AARP, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, Consumer Reports, Covering Kids and Families Wisconsin and other organizations in regards to the AHCA.

Book suggestions or Read-a-likes for favorite author, book, or a book you’ve recently read?

Check out RLPL’s Books and More tab and select Reading Recommendations to access NoveList Plus (type in your library card number without spaces and choose NoveList Plus) and GoodReads a social media book journal site with book reviews, recommendations, trivia, quotes, lists, and more.

From MORE:


Also within the Books and More tab are our Online Catalogs in which you can browse or search for book titles.  If you want to place a hold on materials but are unsure how MORE has a help page with “how to’s” for requesting items, accessing account, freezing holds and more.

Car repair information?  Our Auto Repair Reference Center is a database with access to car repair, care, bulletins, and diagnostics.  Have your library card ready and enter all the numbers without spaces.

Career skills? Learning Express Library offers tutorials and quizzes to prepare for a professional exam or improving workplace.  Learning Express Library has recently upgraded to a 3.0 system and prior users will need to re-register.  Welcome Video talks you through setting up your account and accessing the many tools available to you.

Consumer Reports?  Access articles from Consumer Resources.  On the right side of the screen, you will notice years- click one of those years to explore the magazine’s articles by month.  If you are searching for a particular item look to the upper left of your screen.  In the search bar backspace current term up to the word AND (leaving that word) and type in your search term (ovens for example).  Click the search button and you will find various articles from Consumer Reports on the item you are searching.

consumer report search



GED preparedness?  Learning Express Library  helps you find out if you’re ready to take the test, build your academic skills and prepares you to take the high school equivalency exam.

Genealogy help? 

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Homework help? RLPL offers many sites to help elementary, middle school, high school, and college level students.

Job Search and Employment assistance? 


  • Download free music every week with Freegal (Enter your library card number without spaces and last name)
  • Locate titles in BadgerLinks collection of 2,000 songbooks in the Songbook Database
  • Looking for music for your PowerPoint presentation, podcast, or homework assignment.  Badgerlink offers royalty free snippets through Soundzabound for K12 and universities

Picture books for the kids?  Bring picture books to life with Tumblebooks animated talking picture books.  Take a virtual tour of Tumblebooks to access all it has to offer.

Research?  RLPL’s Database Page and MORE’s research page

Tax Information?  We have put together a bundle of sites with links to City, IRS, and WI state information, links, and news.  Click on the title of the link to access the site.

Access and explore all that is available to you 24/7 through your RLPL’s Virtual BranchDatabases, Adult BlogTeen Blog, Kids Blog, MORE Resources and Social Media.  If you feel we are missing a link, page, or helpful site please let us know via social media or email Angie at using Virtual Branch in the subject line- and Thanks!