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Whether you need biographical information on famous people, science fair project ideas, sample practice tests or even help from live online tutors, we have you covered.
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The resources listed below are just a sampling of all the library offers. Visit our Digital Library page for a full list of available databases.
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Live tutors, skills builders, writing lab, and answers in the chat, adult learning, including HiSET test prep
The oldest English-language encyclopedia, available with appropriate age levels
Read It, Stream It
books, audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, videos, and music
Ebook Collection (INSPIRE)
Tens of thousands of titles for K-8 and high school readers
For early readers up to Grade 6, animated books, read alongs, graphic novels, NatGeo videos, and Spanish-language titles
Fix It, Do It
Parts lists, repair diagrams, and videos for all domestic and import vehicles since 1940
Crafting lessons ranging from food to quilting and more, including hundreds of downloadable patterns, templates and recipes
Work toward your CDL and find other Bureau of Motor Vehicles tests and handbooks
Explore Careers and Build Skills
Comprehensive tools for business analysis, marketing, and employment … whether you’re looking to hire or get hired
GCF Learn Free
Tutorials to build 21st Century job skills, such as operating systems, basic office programs and social media
Improve core academic skills, HiSET test prep, pass the GED, prepare for college standardized tests, obtain occupational certification, find a job or change your career, and much more.
Travel Like a Pro
Learning resources for over 100 languages, progress tracking and audio and speaking practice to work on pronunciation and listening comprehension.
Haz clic aquí para ver la interfaz en español – Recursos y clases para más de 100 idiomas, seguimiento del progreso y prácticas de audio y habla para trabajar la pronunciación y la comprensión auditiva.
News and History
NEW – America’s News
More than 3,000 daily newspapers, featuring news on business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more.
Biography Reference Center
A collection of full-text and unique narrative biographies
Magazines, articles and more for elementary, middle and high school students
Same-day issues of publications from around the world, just as they appear in print
New York Times
(inside the library or anywhere)
Access the latest world news and award-winning journalism from one of the best-known newspapers in the country. Simply create a free account to access. If outside the library use the code that’s shown on the link.
Children’s magazines on favorite topics, with photos and more
(inside the library or anywhere)
History resources, particularly on weapons, warfare and milestone documents of U.S. history
Text on current political, economic and scientific events, as well as current poll information
Academic Search Complete
This scholarly collection provides full-text journal coverage for nearly all academic subjects. A great resource for high school- and college-level assignments and projects.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference and research books on a variety of topics, with the ability to download, email and print excerpts
Points of View Reference Center
Assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, and better understand controversial issues