Online Resources

Available Through Your Library

  • 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.
  • Hoopla - Read eBooks and comics on your phone or tablet. Choose from more than 150,000 popular and classic titles for all ages.
  • Overdrive - Choose from thousands of eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks, from classics to new bestsellers. Read or listen on your computer or mobile device. Download the OverDrive or Libby app from your app store and search for "Library of Virginia" to get started.
  • 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.
  • Universal Class - Continue your lifelong learning with over 500 courses in a wide variety of topics for academic, career, and personal development.
  • Pronunciator Language Instruction - Learn any of 80 languages, including English, in any of 50 languages. Use with most browsers and mobile devices.
  • Rocket Languages - Learn another language with interactive audio conversations, language and culture lessons, reinforcement activities, and much more.
  • Learning Express Test Preparation - Elementary to grad school, careers & citizenship. Find the practice tests here!
  • Find It Virginia - Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages.
  • Gale Presents: Peterson's Career Prep - Create a resume and cover letter, discover a new career based on your interests, find tips and interview simulations, and search for jobs all in one place.
  • Gale LegalForms - Download legal documents such as estate planning, divorce, landlord/tenant, power of attorney, and much more.
  • Kids InfoBits - Explore interesting topics like sports, technology, and science in kid-friendly format.
  • World Book Early World of Learning - Kids will find a number of resources for early readers, including fun facts, stories, videos, educational games and printable activities.
  • Daily Press - (Subject search 1989-current) Local issues, events, and obituaries
  • Daily Press Digital Microfilm - (Exact date required)
  • Access America's News - Information on almost any topic!
  • 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.
  • Novelist
    Not sure what to read next? Use Novelist to get recommendations!
  • 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.

Online subscriptions