Download Destination

Download OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks through Download Destination.  Download the Libby app to get started with OverDrive. Libby is built for readers to discover and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from Download Destination on your smart phone or device. Libby is an intuitive, easy-to-use app for library users. Click here to check out Libby. Additional resources for getting started and troubleshooting are available on the OverDrive Help site.

hoopla

Streaming and downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, comics, and music. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Visit hoopladigital.com or download the hoopla app from the App Store or Google Play.

Checkout Limit: 12 downloads per month 

TumbleBookLibrary

Digital books and read-alongs for kids. The website includes picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, and more. In addition there are puzzles and games available. This site is aimed at kids in grades K-6.

Beanstack

Beanstack helps you discover books based on your interests, allowing you to explore deeper into the Wixom Public Library's catalog of books. Join us for reading challenges throughout the year. Create an account with your Wixom library card at wixomlibrary.beanstack.org today! You can create profiles for each family member under one main account.

Novelist Plus

Need help finding your next read? This resource offers extensive fiction and nonfiction book lists and includes read-alike titles, series, and authors as well as professional reviews, reader reviews, articles, lists, genre overviews, discussion guides, and more.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Michigan Helping Hands

This site helps Michigan citizens facing economic hardship find the services they need

Better Business Bureau

BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands and charities they can trust.

Demographics Now People and Business

Business and residential reference and research tool providing users with access to demographic data for the entire U.S. Identify untapped audiences and analyze shifts/needs of a given population.

Small Business Reference Center

Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books, business, videos, help and advice, and how to create business plans.

AtoZ Database

Detailed information on businesses, home-owning, healthcare, jobs, background and criminal search, and email marketing.

Michigan Department of Human Services

Helps with temporary assistance, foster care, adoption, and child support.

Hospitality House Food Pantry

Helps families learn about and connect with child care resources.

HAVEN (Help Against Violent Encounters Now)

Provides programs to promote violence-free homes and communities and helps victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Lakes Area Youth Assistance

Professional counseling services and conducts programs for youth and their families who live within the Walled Lake School District.

Area Agency on Aging 1-B

Senior services, assistance, resources and home care in Southeast Michigan.

Ancestry.com Library Edition

Access billions of genealogy records in this database. Currently available for at home use until June 30, 2021.

MyHeritage

One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Biography Reference Center

Coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres.

Ellis Island Records

Arrival records from 1892 to 1924.

History Reference Center

Covers U.S. and world history topics and features historical reference books, magazines, and thousands of primary source documents.

Historical Society of Michigan

Resources and publications about the State of Michigan.

Michiganology

Contains death records of the state of Michigan.

Alt Health Watch

This resource focuses on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

Consumer Health Complete

Provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Healthcare Marketplace

Compare and enroll in health insurance plans.

HealthSource: Consumer Edition

Consumer health information including magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Household Products Database

Research health effects of more than 14,000 consumer household products.

MedlinePlus

Covers all areas of medicine, including treatments, drugs and supplements, and medical research.

Recalls.gov

Online resource for recalls in consumer products, motor vehicles, boats, food, medicine, cosmetics and environmental products.

Creativebug

Contains thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Contains how-to guides for crafting purposes – needlecraft, scrapbooking, collecting, and more!

Home Improvement Reference Center

Covers basic home improvement how-to guides with pictures and clear, user-friendly steps.

Tutor.com

Online academic tutoring to K-12 and college students, as well as practice tests and career coaching for adults. All sessions are conducted online by highly vetted expert tutors. Patrons can work with live online tutors daily from 2 – 10 p.m.

Early On Michigan

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delay(s) and/or disabilities, and their families

FAFSA

Apply for federal student aid.

LearningExpress Library: Prep Step

Offers over 1,300 tests, eBooks, articles, and tutorials. Practice tests include GED, NCLEX, TOEFL, LSAT, GMAT, and CLEP. A series of courses and practice tests to help build math and reading skills are also included.

Michigan Student Financial Aid

Provides access to students about financial resources and information.

Michigan College Access Network

Statewide initiative to provide free support for all students and families in Michigan to simplify the transition from middle school to high school to college and career.

Vocational Studies Premier

Designed specifically for the research needs of two-year colleges, relevant to vocational programs. Subjects covered  include counseling, biotechnology, cosmetology, fashion design, forensics, graphic arts, health information technology, law enforcement, and veterinary assistant.

Excel Easy

Want to learn Excel quickly? Looking for a fully illustrated tutorial? Using Excel 2021-2007? Want to learn the basics and more? Looking for free Excel training? Then this site is for you!

Michigan Works!

Provides assistance for job seekers and workforce development skills.

Michigan Talent

A site connecting Michigan’s job seekers and employers.

LearningExpress Library: Job and Career Accelerator

Offers eBooks covering topics such as how to interview and network, skills matcher, and several titles profiling various jobs and careers.

Career One Stop

Source for career, education, resume, interview and salary information.

Mango Languages

Online language learning resource that includes lessons for more than 80 languages as well as ESL courses. *Wixom residents only*

Google Translate

Translate passages and text on the go. Will also translate speech in real-time.

Duolingo
Free English courses for speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese. Start at the basic level or take tests to move to higher levels. Practice vocabulary and grammar with short lessons that are like playing a game. You will need to sign up with an email address or a Facebook account. For use on your phone or computer.
BBC Learning English
An array of wonderful activities for practice, some relating to current events. Includes videos, quizzes, vocabulary practice, idioms, crosswords, and much more. (Includes British accents, mannerisms, and slang.)
Dave's ESL Cafe
A forum for both ESL teachers and students around the world. Includes quizzes, grammar explanations, and discussion forums for students. For teachers, includes classroom ideas on all subjects as well as discussion forums.
ABCYa
The site includes educational games organized by grade level, from 1st to 5th, and is particularly good for spelling and phonics. There are games to practice vowels, uppercase and lowercase letters, sight words, synonyms and antonyms and more.

Michigan Legal Help

Website created to help people handle simple civil legal problems without a lawyer.

Legal Information Reference Center

Assists in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and details how-to instruction covering a wide-range of legal issues.

Legal Aid & Defender Association Detroit

Provides free legal assistance to low-income Michigan residents.

Upsolve

Upsolve is a nonprofit tool that helps you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy for free, providing free education, customer support, and a private community.

Digital Magazines


Access thousands of magazine titles through Libby. Read digital issues of popular magazines from your browser or download the Libby app to read issues offline.

Newspaper Source Plus 

Includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.

Hometown Life

Local news from Novi, Milford, Livonia and more.

Crain’s Business Detroit

Business news and information for Metro Detroit.

Metro Times

An alternative weekly newspaper for the Metro Detroit Region.

Oakland Press

Daily newspaper in Oakland County.

Spinal Column

Weekly newspaper serving western Oakland County, including Wixom, Commerce and Walled Lake.

ALA Great Websites for Kids

Provides links for child friendly websites create by reputable sources.

Care.com

Helps families learn about and connect with child care resources.

Children’s Literature Web Guide

Contains lists of award-winning books for diverse ages and subjects.

Family and Home Network

Supports stay-at-home parents with a community for articles and discussions.

Homeschool Central

Contains curriculum resources, local contacts and message boards for parents.

Metro Parent

Provides pertinent articles, local activity calendars and a message board for Metro Detroit parents.

Michigan Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)

Contains statewide information and referral service for families interested in adopting children from foster care, and for adoption workers looking for homes for these children.

MeL: Michigan eLibrary

Michigan’s 24/7 Library that includes a state-wide catalog, databases, and the borrowing service MeLCat.

AtoZDatabases.org

Detailed information on businesses, home-owning, healthcare, jobs, background and criminal search, and email marketing.

GCFLearnFree

Contains tutorials on 21st century skills on topics such as computer skills, technology, math, reading, Microsoft Office, and more.

LearningExpress Library

A hub of information ranging from career and job resources to educational and basic skills, including computer and internet skills.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Features contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.

Tutor.com

Online academic tutoring to K-12 and college students, as well as practice tests and career coaching for adults. All sessions are conducted online by highly vetted expert tutors. Patrons can work with live online tutors daily from 2 – 10 p.m.

IRS 

Search for federal tax forms and instructions.

Michigan Individual Income Tax

Includes information for Michigan Income Taxes, including e-File, refund tracking and forms.

Federal e-File

Find information about how to electronically file your federal taxes.

Michigan e-File

How to electronically file your Michigan taxes.

City of Detroit Income Tax

Information and forms for filing City of Detroit taxes.