We at the Portage Public Library recognize more than ever the value of accessible and accurate digital resources. This list may evolve as we move forward; we hope our patrons find the following links and digital resources useful. We are committed to keep our staff and community healthy, safe, and informed! If a link is out-of-date or needs to be updated, please contact Chris at email@example.com so he can fix whatever is needed!
Portage Public Library Calendar of Events
Click the following link to be taken to our library Calendar of Events! Here you'll be able to see all library-offered and library-sponsored events, including those for children, teens, adults, and families.
Columbia County HHS Resources
The Columbia County Health and Human Service's Resource Page is an excellent place to visit for information regarding benefits, needs, and assistance options of all types. There is both a comprehensive and condensed resource guide available at the top of the page.
City of Portage 2021 Budget
∙ Click here to access a printable .pdf of the City of Portage's 2021 Budget. With questions, please contact the City of Portage Municipal Building (located at 115 W Pleasant St, Portage, WI 53901) by calling 608-742-2176.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information: Columbia County
Ebooks & Downloadables
∙ Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive): Downloadable ebooks & audiobooks.
Job Seeker Resources
Portage Area Resources for Those Seeking Assistance
Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program
∙ Eligible households may receive up to 12 months of assistance to help with current and/or overdue bills. Click here for a link to the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program website!
Digitized Portage Newspaper Collection (In-library only)
Are you, or is someone you know, dealing with addiction/substance abuse troubles?
From their website: "Our mission is to provide support for people who are dealing with substance abuse and addiction. We do this through our comprehensive resources and guides, and connecting people with the right treatment programs."
The Wisconsin Digital Archives
The Wisconsin Digital Archives is a growing collection of documents about the activities, functions, and policies of Wisconsin State Government. The collection contains state documents from 2001 to current published by the Executive and Judicial branches of Wisconsin State Government along with select legislative service agencies, government task forces, initiatives, boards, commissions, councils and special study groups.
|Ancestry Library (Available in-library only.)
Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
Transparent Language (SCLS)
|Auto Repair Source (BadgerLink)
Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Consumer Health Complete (BadgerLink)
For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers.
|eBooks on EBSCOhost
Ebooks for use with computers and ebook readers.
Britannica School (BadgerLink)
|Britannica Escolar Online (BadgerLink)
Spanish Language Dictionary and Encyclopedia for kids.
|Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna (BadgerLink)
Spanish language Dictionary and Encyclopedia
|Gale Virtual Reference Library Includes encyclopedias and specialized reference resources for multi-disciplinary research. Hundreds of volumes are accessible from home 24/7.|
Genealogy resources including census data, local histories, tax rolls, cemetery lists, etc.
|LearningExpress Library (BadgerLink)
Practice tests and study resources for real estate exams, civil service, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GED, Nursing, etc. It also provides guided training for computer skills, job search and workplace skills, U.S. citizenship and Spanish language resources.
Book recommendations, reviews, book discussion guides, etc., for over 200,000 titles.
|Novelist K-8 (BadgerLink)
Book recommendations, reviews, booktalks, book discussion guides, etc., for kids (0-18).
|OverDrive / Wisconsin's Digital Library
Free downloadable audio books, music, and videos for use with computers & mobile devices.
Wisconsin Digital Archives
|What's Next in a Series?
What's Next™: Books in Series database from Kent District Library helps you search series fiction.
Find library materials worldwide. Find items you are unable to find in LINKcat.