Resources For All

The library has access to a wide collection of online resources, databases, tools and special collections to assist with your research and interests.
Library staff is here to help you along the way.

Featured Research Resources

The following services are all free and available to Brighton District Library patrons.
If you do not have a library card with us and are a current resident, please fill out our online library card application.


Creativebug offers over a thousand video courses on topics such as knitting, crochet, cake decorating, screen printing, jewelry making, quilting, sewing, and more.

Mango Languages

With Mango, you have free access to:
• Over 70 world languages and more than 20 ESL/ELL courses
• Listening & Reading Activities for reinforcing learned material and building new skills
• Grammar and culture insights for authentic and reliable learning

Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere!
·Create your account, and you can start using immediately
· Your access will be available for the next 3 days
· After 3 days, simply come back and click the below link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created

Morningstar Investment Research Center

The one-stop tool for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and getting the most up-to-date financial news commentary. If you're inside the library, use this link to access the service.

Includes digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.

In-library use only

Value Line

With accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

Consumer Reports

Unites impartial, trustworthy guidance with nearly eight decades of unwavering commitment to helping consumers make informed decisions.

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MeL eResources

The Michigan eLibrary provides access to over 80 eResources to any Michigan Resident.

Public Libraries eResources