We offer online resources for research and learning. You can access these resources with your library barcode number, which is located on the back of your library card.
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Ancestry (in-library use only)
Are you interested in researching your family history? Ancestry.com is a great place to start. It has billions of records that include censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more. At the library, you can access all of Ancestry.com’s online record for free.
Early World of Learning is a child’s first encyclopedia. It includes read-aloud books as well as classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales.
Are you trying to find out what the next book in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series is? Do you like the character Sherlock Holmes and want to read more books about him? eSequels is a great reader’s guide to novels in series. You can browse by author, title, character, location, and subject.
This is a useful resource for conducting research for teens and adults. Covering a wide array of topics in areas such as Health, History and Social Studies, Arts & Literature, and more. All entries are full-text documents.
- Explora Primary Schools (grades K – 5)
- Explora Middle Schools (grades 6 – 8)
- Explora High Schools (grades 9 – 12)
Get access to Virginia Legal Forms, including forms for wills, divorces, power of attorney, and more. These forms are available in Microsoft Word and Rich Text Format.
This essential collection of unique material is for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. Use Heritage Quest to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled.
A great resource for students in elementary and middles school as they search for useful content for papers and projects. Easy to use with lots of pictures.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Richlands News Press and Bluefield Daily Telegraph Also available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card.
- Richlands News Press (2007-Present)
- Bluefield Daily Telegraph (2007 -Present)
- Bristol Herald Courier (2007 – Present)
- Roanoke Dispatch Times (1990-Present)
This will help kids, teens, and parents find a book for readers from birth to teenagers. Each book listing includes reviews, a lexile score, accelerated reader level, a recommended grade level, and whether it is part of a series.
Are you looking for your next read? This is a great resource to help discover books in a particular genre or books similar to your favorite author. Each book has reviews
Learn about careers, receive personalized career recommendations, create resumes and cover letters, search for jobs, explore schools and training programs, and get advice to help find a job or advance your career.
This useful resource will help you research a variety of subjects, while assisting your English skills. This is a great tool for English Language Learners. It also includes a tool to hear the text aloud.
Learn a new language today! Choose among 15 different languages, including Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Chinese, etc. Listen to common phrases in various languages.