Accessing information at library

Learn how to access information at the Anoka County Library at the upcoming class, Introduction to the Electronic Library of Minnesota (ELM), which will take place Tuesday, June 11, 1:30 to 3 p.m., at the Rum River Library, 4201 Sixth Ave. in Anoka.

“The ELM literally puts the world at your fingertips,” said Anoka County Commissioner Matt Look. “Learning how to successfully navigate this resource opens a world of opportunity.”

This class will introduce participants to the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), which gives Minnesota residents online access to full-text magazine, journal, newspaper, encyclopedia articles, images and videos and other information resources.

ELM provides information on a vast array of topics, including consumer information, arts and humanities, current events, health, science, social science, politics, business and more.

In this class, participants will learn where to go to access these online resources made freely available to all Minnesota residents.

“What you can find in a simple Internet search is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Library Board President Bob Thistle.

“Learn more about the resources available through ELM to access information in the deep web, available to you for free with your library card.”

Seating is limited for this hands-on class. Registration is required. Go to or call 763-576-4695 to register.

This class is presented by Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) staff. More information about ELM can be found at

ELM is made available by the local library or school media center, Minitex and State Library Services, the Minnesota state library agency with state appropriations to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the Minnesota Department of Education and federal LSTA funds under the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information about this class and other library programs, call 763-576-4695 or visit