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The resources on these pages are provided FREE to Jasper County Public Library patrons to help with research and entertainment needs. Except where noted, all of these resources can be used at home or away from the library. Use from home will require a JCPL library card, and some services may require you to establish an account in order to save preferences or other materials. This information is not retained by JCPL.

Browse the resources below, or choose a specific category to narrow your search. The more information link can lead to tips, known issues as well as help using the resource. To request assistance, or suggest a resource, use our contact page and select Online Databases as the category.

After hours use

Due to nightly server maintenance, some JCPL resources may not be available between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. CST.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

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Free BMV / DMV practice tests, written specifically based on the state BMV / DMV materials, and the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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The Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive

The Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive academic film collections. The archive contains more than 86,000 titles spanning nearly 80 years of film production, including many rare and last-remaining copies of influential 20th-century films.

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Indiana Building Codes

Lists of most recent building, plumbing, fire, electrical and other codes needed for home or building construction or renovation. Links where available.

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Using your Jasper County Public Library card, you can access Kanopy. With an extensive collection of narrative and documentary films, as well as TV series and kids content, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community. Go to to get started today.

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kanopy kids

Using your Jasper County Public Library card, you can access Kanopy Kids and unlock a world of educational videos. Browse hundreds of video books from leading authors such as Mo Willems, and videos from PBS, Henson Workshop and more. One credit per month unlocks all the kids content for your family. Parents are advised to set a parental code to lock Kanopy into Kids content.

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