East Central Regional Library

Serving libraries in East Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and  Pine Counties

Magazines and Databases

Print magazines and newspapers

ECRL Branches have magazines and newspapers for browsing. The newest issue can be read in the library. Older magazine issues can be checked out. All branches do not have the same titles - the collection is selected according to the desires of the local community. A small core collection is purchased with ECRL funds. Many branches also have additional subscriptions purchased by Friends of the Library or other suppport groups.

Use these directories to identify where you may find specific 2015 subscriptions:
Newspaper subscriptions by branch
Magazine subscriptions by branch
Magazine subscriptions by title

Online or digital magazines and newspapers

ECRL subscribes to the Zinio service to provide digital access to 92 popular magazines.

Zinio magazines
Proquest Newsstand Complete (part of ELM*) - search the collection of online news publications, including Star Tribune, St Paul Pioneer Press, New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other national and international news sources


This page links to reliable information that is not available through Google and the free Internet. These subscription databases include magazines, books, encyclopedias, and data banks. They are paid for through ECRL, state library, and federal funds.

If you are asked for your library card number, please use your ECRL library card number -- without spaces. Note: you may not be able to login remotely if your library card is blocked for any reason (excess fines, etc.)

Ancestry Library Edition - Ancestry Home Page   Access to the 1790-1930 federal census, immigration, land, military, and vital records.  Your comprehensive family history resource.
This resource is available in ECRL branch libraries only. No remote access is available, due to licensing restrictions. (ECRL funded)

Chilton Automotive Repair 

Auto repair information for the "do-it-yourself" mechanic.  Includes detailed instructions and diagrams that can be viewed and printed.  Select year, make, and model to get started. This is available by logging in with your library card.

* Chiltons is available only to residents of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties.
(ECRL funded)

Learning Express Library  Career and learning center (part of ELM*)

Britannica Library  Encyclopedia search for children through adult and serious researcher

ELM* complete resources, including Encylopedia Britannica, magazines, newspapers, electronic reference sources
Use AskMN afterhours, to talk to a librarian real-time 24/7.
ELM* Database Links
Quick links to a short list of 7 of ECRL librarians' favorite ELM database resources
                  permit practice tests from DMV  Free online test preparation to help you get ready for your driving test or brush up on MN traffic laws. Practice tests are available for cars, motorcycles, and CDL preparation. Choose from several permit tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! Resource made available thanks to a partnership with Driving-Tests.org

Internet sites about books and for readers:

*ELM (the Electronic Library of Minnesota) is brought to you by your local library or school media center, the MINITEX Library Information Network, and State Library Services and School Technology, the MN state library agency with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education, and federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7389
ecregion @ ecrlib.org