Available for genealogy research at all library locations. Use either Firefox or Chrome as your browser, as Ancestry is no longer supported in the Internet Explorer browser. Not available remotely.
Search for people by name, birth or death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.
View image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and listen to recordings of bird songs and calls.
A customizable, rich experience to answer that age-old question of “What do I read next?” Fiction and nonfiction recommendations.
Articulos en español.
Whether you are opening a new business or are already running one, you’ll need information and support.
Provides career exploration and job-seeking support, including creating resumes, cover letters, and interactive interview practice. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics, and more. Not available remotely. Please see a librarian to log in.
A child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. With read-aloud functionality, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities. Some stories are also available in Spanish. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Early World of Learning ofrece un variación de opciones como cuentos en español, Trek’s Travels, y dibujos para colorear.
The classic encyclopedia, plus Internet Guide, Merriam Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, video and media collection, World Atlas, Year in Review, and Timeline.
Kids can search or browse arts, geography, language arts, mathematics, religion, science, social studies, sports. The Student Center includes How to Write a Research Paper and more.
Find lists of the most popular series by character, location, subject, author, or title.
Explora (EBSCO) New!
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Supports both student research and classroom instruction. For Grades 6-8. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Age-appropriate research needs, searching Ebsco’s K-8 eBook collection, Cricket Media eBook collection, and general knowledge database. For K-5 students. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Comprehensive information for grant seekers on over 120,000 foundations and corporate donors. Updated weekly. You can also access Foundation Maps, a data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Help for funders and nonprofits. Available at Fredericksburg Branch. Not available remotely.
- See all Freading titles in the catalog
- Unlimited simultaneous use - all titles always available
- Check out up to 9 books a week
- Checkout period is 2 weeks with one 2-week renewal allowed; after that, you can check out the item again.
- Download the Freading app for the best experience
- Freading FAQs
- Step-by-step guides to Freading eBooks
Full-color, page-by-page scanned images of the newspaper from late 2008 to the present. Not available remotely.
Profiles on nearly 1,000 private, corporate, and community foundations in Virginia.
Information for individual grant seekers, primarily to fund education or to support artistic or research projects.
Articles from health and fitness magazines and scholarly medical journals, medical dictionary and encyclopedias, health organization directory, drug and herb finder, alternative health resources, and health assessment tools.
The library recommends these resources to help you find information about health issues. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your healthcare provider.
Search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, translate articles into 11 different languages, and create email alerts.
Are you looking for a job? Let us provide you the resources to explore careers, designing a résumé, and even going to an interview.
Academic journal articles covering most disciplines, including arts, history, humanities, science, medicine, and law.
Thoughtful entertainment for children aged preschool and up. Parents and caregivers can stream videos from a curated selection of educational and enriching videos on Kanopy Kids with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to help keep kids safe. Read more here.
Kanopy has educational videos and documentaries, as well as classic and foreign films. For more information on this service, read our introduction to Kanopy.
Highly visual, guided research tools for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Provided by Find It Virginia.
Recommended law databases, local resources, and websites.
Create free customized personal and business legal forms, including power of attorney, landlord/tenant agreements, wills, prenuptial agreements, purchase agreements, bills of sale, and service agreements. Quick and easy to use, edit, print, and save.
This resource requires you to create an account. If you already have an RBdigital magazine (formerly Zinio) login, that account provides access to LawDepot as well.
Support for professionals and students in K-12 and college with academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more. Prepare for GED equivalency, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, ASVAB, Civil Service, CDL, Postal Worker, real estate, law enforcement, healthcare, and citizenship exams. Select resources available in Spanish.
Legal Forms (Gale) New!
Create legal documents or view completed sample forms. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Un sistema de aprendizaje accesible en línea que puede asistir en aprendiendo otros idiomas lo cual incluye un módulo de aprendizaje para hispanohablantes quienes están aprendiendo el inglés como segundo idioma. Disponible a través de nuestra aplicación móvil.
Biographical/critical introductions, listings of principal works, and sources for further study on contemporary authors.
Video-based online training resource offering more than 6,000 courses covering technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and more.
An online language learning system that can help you learn languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Russian, and many more. Mobile app available.
Search and read full-text magazines, reference books, primary source documents, and images. Provided by Find It Virginia.
Research, data, and analysis for investors. Includes many portfolio tools to calculate asset mixes, retirement costs, college savings, etc. Mobile app available.
Looking out for a way to secure a grant either individually or for a group? Check our resources.
NoveList K-8 Plus New!
Read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps children find books that are just right for their reading levels and interests. Provided by Find it Virginia.
NoveList Plus New!
Read-alike recommendations based on factors such as tone, pace, settings, and characters. Provided by Find it Virginia.
- Explore our OverDrive eReading Rooms for adults, teens, and kids
- See all Overdrive titles in the library catalog
- Each book or audiobook checks out to 1 user at a time
- Checkout period: choose 1 or 2 weeks
- Titles can be renewed if there are no holds
- Maximum # of checkouts: 10
- Ability to place holds on up to 15 items
- Titles can be returned early to allow for more checkouts.
- Download the Libby app for the best experience
- See OverDrive's Help Center for assistance and details on compatible devices.
- Step-by-step guides to OverDrive eBook and eAudio
- Titles check out to only 1 user at a time (holds can be placed)
- Checkout period: up to 2 weeks
- Titles can be renewed for 1 week (if there are no holds)
- Maximum # of checkouts: 10
- Toll-free Support Line: 877-77-AUDIO (877-772-8346)
- Download the RBdigital app for the best experience.
- Step-by-step guides to RBdigital Audio and eMagazines
Download full digital copies of current and back issues of popular magazines. They never expire, and they are never overdue.
Read It! (EBSCO) New!
Adapted reading material on a variety of topics designed for middle school, high school, English language learners, and individuals with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Business, residential, and market research data for entrepreneurs, businesses, students, job-seekers or anyone wanting access to information on tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of consumers. Mobile app available.
Links to official websites for local and state government, colleges and universities, businesses and attractions, and more.
Rocket Languages New!
Online language learning, including modules for learning American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and English courses for speakers of Spanish and Japanese. Provided by Find it Virginia.
Online access to award-winning reference works, Magill’s Medical Guide, The Critical Survey of Long Fiction, and Careers in Healthcare.
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business: financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, taxes and more.
Links IRS forms, help guides, free tax clinics, and other resources.
Links to online and in-person computer assistance, along with technology resources and news outlets.
Information on colleges, technical schools and executive programs. Find application forms, identify scholarships. Use test-prep eBooks. Practice ASVAB, GED, SAT, AP, CLEP, GRE, PRAXIS, TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, Civil Service, EMS, firefighter, real estate and many more exams.
Available for legal research at all branches. Includes cases, statutes, regulations, forms, trial documents and transcripts, and the Virginia Practice Series. Not available remotely.
Universal Class New!
Over 500 online education courses from accounting to crafts & hobbies to improving writing skills.
Weekly online presentation of Value Line's Investment Survey. Analyst commentaries and rankings on current operations and future prospects for thousands of large, small, and mid-cap companies.
Information about registering to vote, where to vote, links to Virginia political parties, and more.