SSP Library at Home

Book Match: Need a reading recommendation? Try SSP Library’s free service, SSP Library Book Match. Complete the form on our website and a librarian will create a customized reading list of five titles for you.

Book Snacks: Book Snacks is your chance to hear the first chapter of a children’s book read aloud by Miss Amy on our Youtube channel. 

4 in 4 Book Reviews: Looking for something new to read? Check out our videos featuring reviews of four new books in four minutes by SSP Library Director, Kathy Halgren.

Phone Reference: Monday-Friday 10-6. Call 651-554-3240.

Shelf Talk: A blog with posts about reading from SSP staff members. Connect with us through these posts and join the conversation.

Tech Tutoring: We are still offering tech tutoring services by phone. Give us a call at 651-554-3243 or email Honora if you’d like to schedule an appointment. 

Virtual Programs Calendar: Since our in person programs are cancelled at this time, see what we’ve got planned virtually and register for programs we’re offering via Zoom.

E-books, Audiobooks & E-magazines

Libby, Overdrive, Hoopla & EBooks Minnesota


Consumer Health Complete: Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

Informe! (Revistas en Español): Features a collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

LearningExpressLibrary 3.0: Online courses in math and English, plus online practice tests for official exams, including civil service, academic achievement, citizenship, real estate, and military.

LitFinder: Features a searchable collection of full-text poems, essays, speeches, plays and stories. Includes biographies, explanations, and literary criticism. Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn software, technical, creative and  business skills — anytime, anywhere. Log in with your South St. Paul Library card, create your profile and you are ready to start learning.

Mango Languages: Mango is a self-paced online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for many different languages including English.