Digital Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

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The New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) subscribes to Ancestry Library Edition which allows patrons, here at the library, to access a greater number of records and features than a regular account with Ancestry.


MiniteMN Knows Dig Deeper at Your Library Opens in new windowx services offer a variety of resources including scholarly databases from high school to graduate level, item requests from libraries across the state, historical archives, job and licensure exam preparation, over 9,000 e-books for all ages, and a robust online module for writing, editing, and publishing your own work!

Libby by Overdrive

Libby Opens in new windowThrough the Traverse des Sioux Library System, we subscribe and have access to e-books and audiobooks through Overdrive's Libby app available on Android and Apple devices. To gain access, you input your library card number with your library card password for the library catalog. If you have any questions, call the library at 507-359-8331 or email us to reset your password.


wowlogob Opens in new windowThrough the generosity of the Friends of the NUPL, we debut our newest arrivals through Wowbrary where you can easily place a hold for an item through our online library catalog with a simple click.

Virtual Author and Webinar Presentations

Each month, the New Ulm Public Library has 3 virtual author and speaker presentations featuring bestselling authors and topic experts available for free! Just click this link to see what's coming up and register for what interests you. You can even submit questions for the presenter. You can also view recordings of past events - no registration required.

Digital Learn

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Digital Learn is a website managed by the Public Librarian Association that offers free, step-by-step technology classes to improve computer and mobile device skills. Easy-to-follow lessons are designed to make even the most basic learner feel comfortable and confident.


new-ulm-cb-landing-banner Opens in new windowLibrary patrons will be able to enjoy access to thousands of free online arts and craft lessons, from baking to drawing, by creative experts through Creativebug. You can set up an account with Creativebug with your library card number and PIN.

Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative

Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Opens in new windowTraverse des Sioux Library Cooperative strengthens, improves, and promotes collaboration among libraries by providing support services and coordinating shared access to resources, programs, and technologies for public, school, academic, and special libraries in its nine-county service area.

Memory Lab Network

The New Ulm Public Library is a part of the nationwide Memory Lab Network. Patrons can access the Memory Lab to convert the following to digital files and then edit those digital files.

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  • Audio cassettes
  • Betamax tapes
  • Documents
  • Phonographs
  • Photographs
  • Slides
  • Negatives
  • VHS tapes

Remember that digitization occurs in real time. This means that if you bring a two-hour-long home movie to digitize, then the actual time for just the digitization itself will take two hours. You are required to stay to monitor the full digitization process of your materials. We offer digital preservation classes and training to the public. Check out the Visual Guide (PDF) for an introduction. To set up an appointment to use the Memory Lab, fill out a reservation form.