Missouri State Library Resources

All digital resources linked below are available for use by Missouri libraries to provide to their patrons. Email [email protected] for assistance. 

To receive grant funding, a public library's website must have links to Book Connections and VetNow.

The resources are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. 

  • Book Connections / TeachingBooks: The databases are available to public, school, and academic libraries. They contain resources to engage readers from over 260,000 books including Meet-the-Author movies, audio name pronunciations, audio book readings, book discussion guides, vocabulary lists and more. Book Connections and TeachingBooks are the perfect tools to use with book clubs, reading groups, and reader’s advisory. Book Connections is for public libraries while TeachingBooks is for school and academic libraries.
      • Missouri Digital Heritage: Access a rich archive of free information about the history of Missouri and local communities. Open-source educational resources like classroom curricula, lesson plans, and programs, are accessible through this website. 
      • VetNow: VetNow™ is a service that offers tailored support to veterans and their families.  The service includes live support with a veteran navigator; online expert assistance navigating the VA and benefits veterans are eligible for from local, state, and federal programs; help with transitioning to civilian employment and translating military skills for civilian jobs; and college preparation and support through a full suite of academic tools. VetNow is available to public libraries.