Here are the tools that we recommend to you for your reference and research needs.


Databases are specialized online research libraries paid for by the library and free to use for library card holders. You may find newspaper, magazine, and journal articles; online encyclopedias; stock market information; readers recommendations, and other informative online resources.  The Dexter District Library offers access to (in library only), Mango, Novelist, Consumer Reports, as well as the full range of MEL Databases.

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy contains over 3,100 videos and 100 self-paced exercises and assessments covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.

Local Info regarding Dexter

The Community Info article is full of links to websites that pertain to the local Dexter Community.

Michigan 2-1-1

Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with information and social service resources to build healthy, safe communities.

Open Education Database

Looking for free, college level lectures and courses?  Check out the Open Education Database(OEDB.)  This resource connects learners to thousands of free online courses.  Many of these classes are offered by leaders in the educational community, such as UC Berkeley, MIT, and Yale University.  Learn at your own pace with these free, easily accesible courses.

Help from Librarians

Librarians are always available to help you with your research needs. If at any point you’d like to talk to a librarian in person, give us a call at 734-426-4477 and ask for the Adult Reference or Youth Services Desk. Also, you may email us. Of course, you may stop by the Reference Desk anytime.