Available Through Your Library
The online resource categories are Read, Listen, Watch; Reading Resources; Language Learning; Job Seeking; Research and Databases; News Media; For Veterans; For Kids; Student Resources; and Genealogy.
Read, Listen, Watch
Hoopla —Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen — your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. Hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you're in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. Hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform.
Kanopy — Stream thoughtfully curated independent, award-winning and popular films for all ages to your computer, tablet, smartphone or Roku. New films are added every month.
Candid eBooks and eAudiobooks — Candid, a combination of Foundation Center and Guidestar resources, has a collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks in topics of interest to the nonprofit community. Create a free account and access the collection on your computer or Libby app on your mobile device.
Magzter Library — Enjoy unlimited reading of 5,000+ magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ categories. Use your web browser, or download the mobile app from the Apple or Google app store. Be sure to download the app called Magzter Library, which will allow you to log in for free with your library card.
Beanstack — This service keeps track of your reading and participation in activities, making it easy to earn virtual badges, tickets for drawings, and real-world prizes. Readers can also post book reviews. All ages can register in seconds as individuals, a family, or classroom. Download the app for your android or apple device or use a web browser.
Novelist — Not sure what to read next? Use Novelist to get recommendations!
Transparent Language — Language learners can build vocabulary, practice skills, and maintain what they have learned with Transparent Language Online, available anytime, anywhere in 110+ languages.
Accel5 Business Library — For just in time learning for the working professional, Accel5 Business Library features short videos on topics including business competencies, leadership and management, and personal effectiveness. It also offers summaries for business and leadership books and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.
Brainfuse JobNow — Get live job assistance anytime, anywhere. This resource includes up-to-date nationwide and local job search engines, professional resume critiques and proven interview techniques. All you need is your library card.
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative — This self-paced, modular curriculum for entrepreneurs based on The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Original Edition) is designed for a broad audience cultivating entrepreneurial thought and process. Participants will consume video content, discuss and apply core concepts, engage in the entrepreneurial process, and reflect individually.
Research and Databases
EBSCO Databases — All you need is your library card to access EBSCO's powerful search tools, including MasterFILE Complete, Novelist, and Explora.
Explora — Use Explora to research high quality content organized in easy to browse categories.
Gale LegalForms — Download legal documents such as estate planning, divorce, landlord/tenant, power of attorney, and much more. In the Main Library Reference Department, you can also use the WestlawNext legal research database.
Access America's News — Information on almost any topic!
Daily Press — (Subject search 1989-current) Local issues, events, and obituaries
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Virginia Collection — View the Daily Press in full text from 1898 to recent dates.
For Service Members and Veterans
Brainfuse VetNow — Access a wealth of resources specialized for veterans, including live tutoring, job coaching, interview preparation, skill building, and more. All you need is your library card.
Access Video on Demand: Just for Kids — Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch — "Sesame Street," "The Electric Company," "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss," "The Berenstain Bears," "Franklin," and thousands more — plus songs, games, and other interactive content.
Day by Day VA — Enjoy a daily song, video, crafts, and book recommendations from the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Kids InfoBits — Explore interesting topics like sports, technology, and science in kid-friendly format.
Brainfuse HelpNow — On demand learning anytime, anywhere. Includes homework help, skill building, personalized learning tools, a 24-hour writing lab, adult learning center, and foreign language support.
Universal Class — Continue your lifelong learning with over 500 courses in a wide variety of topics for academic, career, and personal development.
Ancestry for Virginians — Use this to learn more about your Virginia ancestors! Our Special Collections department in the Main Library offers the full Ancestry subscription.