The Larkspur Library and The MARINet consortium provide access to reference resources, newspapers, and magazines covering a full range of subjects for children and adults via the MARINet Database page in the MARINet catalog. Our databases can be accessed both inside the library and remotely, from home or elsewhere. If you are accessing the databases remotely, you will need your library card number and PIN

Access to additional resources, such as digital passes to local museums, online tutoring help, and practice for driving tests can be found below.

A to Z Databases
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A to Z databases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 240 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more! 

A to Z Databases was made possible by the support of The Commons Foundation. Library Edition

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Ordinarily Library Edition is for use in the library only. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Come into the library to discover the history of you! Search thousands of databases and billions of indexed names to discover your heritage.

Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports provides unbiased ratings and reviews for over 9,000 products and services. Access individual digital issues, from 1985 to present.

Consumer Reports database was made possible by the support of The Larkspur Library Foundation.

Bay Area Discovery Museum Passes

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Larkspur Library has two additional passes for the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito. These passes are limited to Larkspur residents only. Each pass admits four people and can be checked out for one week. You must pick up the passes and return them to Larkspur Library. Call the library at 415-927-5005 to reserve a pass.

Archives Unbound 

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Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. There is no better way to study the past than through consultation of primary source documents. Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historic documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.

Note: Archives Unbound currently uses an Adobe Flash viewer. If you do not have Adobe Flash Player or are using an Apple device, click here for instructions on how to view Archives Unbound content.
Check out our Help Guide to Archives Unbound to learn more!

Newspaper Archive

NewspaperARCHIVE is the world's best resource for historical and genealogical information. Our unique archive spans more than 400 years of family history, small-town events, world news and more. Explore your family tree and discover your history at, the world's largest online newspaper archive.

Mango LanguagesmangolanguagesLearn over 20 languages through online interactive lessons, with a focus on conversational language skills. This is a great resource for travelers. Also includes English as Second Language (ESL) lessons.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow 

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Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow navigators help veterans and their families understand and apply for the benefits they are eligible for from local, state, or federal programs. From housing and health care to education, mental health, and more, Brainfuse VetNow navigators are ready to help.  Brainfuse offers live online tutors to help you transition from a military career to a civilian career. 

Made possible the California State Library.

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Get free live help with math, reading, writing, and language arts with Brainfuse HelpNow! Use the SkillSurfer feature to view lessons for Elementary, Middle, and High School, and take practice tests on the SAT, ACT, GED, US Citizenship and more.

Discover & Go Museum Passes

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MARINet library card holders have access to over 30 Bay Area Museums through the Discover and Go Museum Pass Program. Discover & Go provides MARINet library card holders with free or discounted passes to local museums and other cultural institutions. 

Make reservations online and print passes at home or at the library. Each Discover & Go pass is valid for the reserved date only. Each venue has restrictions on how many times a patron may use a pass each year.  

Gale Presents: Udemy

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Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

Download the Udemy for Business App to access your smart device.

Gale Presents Udemy was made possible by the support of The Commons Foundation.


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More than 30,000 movies available to stream on demand, including: international, independent, classics, documentaries, educational, and Kanopy Kids. Larkspur Library card holders get 7 play credits per month. Go directly to Kanopy Support - Mobile & TV Apps to learn how to connect Kanopy to your TV.

Access World NewsAccess World News Opens in new windowExplore and stay informed on local, national, and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including The San Francisco Chronicle. Available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.

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Explore San Francisco history through local news, events and people with the San Francisco Chronicle Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.

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Explore Marin history through local news, events and people with the Marin Independent Journal Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.

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Explore news and events from across the Bay area. Search current and archived issues of over 100 titles. Available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.

SkillshareSkill shareThousands of online classes taught by industry leaders and working professionals. Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more. Access provided thanks to the California State Library.