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News and updates on BadgerLink including resource highlights, user stories, and training opportunities.


BadgerLink Website Maintenance Friday, 9/22 4:30PM CST


The BadgerLink website will undergo maintenance beginning 4:30 PM CST on this Friday, September 22, 2023. If you are experience any issues, please clear your browser's cache. 

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Celebrating 25 Years of BadgerLink


Today, September 14, 2023 marks 25 years of BadgerLink being Wisconsin's Online Library, providing a foundational collection of licensed trustworthy online resources and databases to Wisconsin residents of all ages. We hope you will take a moment...


Check Out BadgerLink Presentations at Fall Conferences


BadgerLink resources will be highlighted at conferences this fall. If these conferences are in your plans too, add us to your list of presentations to see!

Tech Days Webinar Series 2023

Online, September 12-13
Making the...


Call for Evaluators in upcoming BadgerLink Request for Proposals


Do you work in a library and with K-12 resources, general interest magazines, or readers' advisory?

The DPI Library Services team is preparing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for three separate BadgerLink Collection areas: 



Updates to the BadgerLink Procurement Collections


BadgerLink resources are selected through a competitive bid process: a Request for Bid (RFB) or Request for Proposal (RFP); or in some instances through sole source procurement. The process is governed by Department of Administration guidelines...

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LearningExpress Library: New and Updated Content


LearningExpress Library is a collection of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials. You can access 8 LearningExpress Library learning centers through BadgerLink, which includes full-text ebooks, courses, and tutorials....


BadgerLink Newspaper Procurement Complete

Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers, ProQuest

This past year the Department of Public Instruction Library Services Team, along with an evaluator panel of community members in the library field, underwent a Request for Proposal (RFP) process to procure three newspaper collections. As...


New Resource Guides for Youth Services Librarians


Check out the latest resource guides, made especially for public library staff that work with youth!

The Youth Services Resource Guide offers a listing of BadgerLink’s resources that assist youth services public library staff with...


Planned TeachingBooks Downtime Wednesday 7/26, 10PM ET


BadgerLink resources, TeachingBooks and Book Connections will be offline beginning 10:00 PM ET on this Wednesday, July 26, 2023. The site will be inaccessible for up to a few hours as they undergo maintenance. In addition to this notification, a...


Updated Introduction to BadgerLink Video


The Introduction to BadgerLink video, found on the BadgerLink website homepage, has been refreshed! The video was designed to help users all around the state better understand the wealth of information available through the collection of 60+...