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Reference Service
Reference Services: Our Reference services, staffed by trained Librarians is centralized from our Onalaska Library location to answer questions and assist users in finding materials to meet their needs and interests. Some of the services provided include:

  1. Reference Assistance
    Personal, professional assistance by trained librarians is available to help you. Librarians are on duty at our Onalaska location to assist you in person, by telephone, or by email.

    Reference Desk: phone: (608) 781-9568, opt 3 email:
  2. Interlibrary Loan
    This service is provided for materials not available within the County Libraries. The service is free and available at all five locations. Books, articles from magazines, and other materials that the County Library does not own may be requested. There is a limit of five requests per person per week.

  3. Internet links to other resources

    Ancestry Discover your family tree! Access is available ONLY from a La Crosse County Library location.
    Badgerlink Magazine and newspaper articles and a world of information.
    Bigcharts Look up stock histories by day without paying a fee.
    Blue Books - Wisconsin Access the primary one-volume reference source about our State
    Cost of living calculator Compare salary, rent, transportation costs, etc. of up to 4 cities
    E-how More than 15,000 How-To solutions.
    Federal Student Aid Free application for Federal student aid. 
    Free Credit Report One free credit report per year.
    Farmer's Markets and Food & Farm Businesses Wisconsin Farmers’ Markets and Wisconsin Food & Farm businesses
    Gundersen/Lutheran Health Information on drugs and diseases.
    Go Ask Alice Columbia University Health Question & Answer Service.
    Higher Education in Wisconsin Find the right school based on personal, financial and educational needs.

    Hmong Health (Bilingual)          

    Lub hom phiaj ntawm website kev sib txuas no yog kev pab rau cov haiv neeg Hmoob qhia txog kabmob kev nkeeg.  Cov lag num nos tau kev pab los ntawm.  National Library of Medicine (NLM).  Access to health information for Hmong people and those who provide health, education and social services to the Hmong community.
    Homeschooling Wisconsin Parents Association - Homeschooling resource for parents.
    How Stuff Works Terrific homework support site. Terrific Pictures.
    International Children's Digital Library Children's books to read on the screen.  Instructions available in several different languages.
    Kelley Blue Book Check the Kelley Blue Book value of a car.
    La Crosse Public Library La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St, La Crosse.
    La Crosse History A joint effort between LPL and Murphy Library (UW-L). You'll find it very useful for local history questions.
    Learn the Net Learn how to use the Internet effectively.
    Learn a Language Learn a language on-line for free! Hundreds of free lessons for 8 different languages! Learn Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and English.
    Library of Congress Historic maps, photos of America in all its wondrous color, documents both current and historical, and much, much more.

    Mayo Health

    Information on drugs and diseases.
    Medline Plus National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, other government sources including medical dictionary and medical encyclopedia.
    National Do Not Call List Registration is effective for 5 years. It will be illegal for most telemarketers to call you, and you will be able to file a complaint if a telemarketer does call you. The website provides information about filing a complaint.
    National Zoo Good animal information, terrific pictures, some web cams.
    Netwellness Non-profit consumer health site in operation for over 10 years.  High quality information created and evaluated by medical and health professional faculty at: Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati.
    "No Call" Wisconsin Put your name on the Wisconsin "No Call" list for telemarketers.
    Oral History Project  The D.C. Everest School District Oral History Project is a non-profit student volunteer organization that works to chronicle the life experiences of people involved in Twentieth Century and recent historical events. Our organization, founded in 1999 has been very active, producing eight books on subjects including the Hmong, the Vietnam War, World War II, the Korean War and the Great Depression. This next school year we will release our newest books: "Classics: A Look Back at the 1950's" and "Local Voices: Stories About the History of the Wausau Area."
    Passports U.S. State Department.
    ReadyWisconsin Emergency preparedness
    Reference USA The premier source of information for reference and research
    Telephone directory Look up people & business numbers
    WISCAT WISCAT (Wisconsin State Library Catalog).
    Wisconsin Digital Library

    Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and videos. Hundreds of titles you can download to your computer or to a portable device.

    Wisconsin, State of State of Wisconsin's Web site.
    Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Links to job centers, state agencies and child care, interpreters and support programs.
    Wisconsin Jobs The official announcement site for all State of Wisconsin classified civil service jobs.


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