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 If a link is out-of-date or needs to be updated, please contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can fix whatever is needed!
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
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) General Resources
Ebooks & Downloadables
∙ Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive): Downloadable ebooks & audiobooks.
Job Seeker Resources
Portage Area Resources for Those Seeking Assistance
Digitized Portage Newspaper Collection (In-library only)
Want to ensure that you are prepared to spot "good information" vs. "bad information?
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."
|Ancestry Library (Available in-library only.)
Genealogy information, including census data, passenger lists, and more.
Repair information for many vehicles, domestic and imported, from 1974-present.
Consumer Health Complete (BadgerLink)
For high school students, college-level, and adult researchers.
|eBooks on EBSCOhost
Ebooks for use with computers and ebook readers.
Encyclopedia Britannica (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. Watch the Tutorial|
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.
Multimedia resources for exploring children's and young adult books and their authors.
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.