Databases provided by Richmond Public Library are intended for personal, non-commercial use only. Your library card is your access key to online resources provided by Richmond Public Library.
ABCmouse is a fun online learning tool for preschoolers with thousands of interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. Access: free for use at our library locations; not available from computers outside the library.
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Also provides indexed access to some video and web-based news sources. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Biography in Context
Find biographical information on more than 500,000 people. Content includes articles from reference sources, images, video, audio, interactives and more. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Find it Virginia
The Find It Virginia collection of databases offers a one-stop source for newspaper and periodical articles on a wide range of topics, as well as resources specifically tailored to help Elementary, Middle, and High School students with research assignments.
The search box below allows you to search Find It Virginia databases directly from our website. Simply enter your search terms and click "Search!" If prompted for a password, enter your library card number.
This database focuses on broad issues such as war, genocide, terrorism, human rights, poverty, global warming, as well as more specific issues and events and topics that are related to these broader issues. Content includes a variety of sources and media formats: overviews, expert perspectives, reference documents, international magazines & newspapers, primary sources, statistics, multimedia elements, and links to relevant websites. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more! This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Access: first-time users must click "Register" to create an acccount; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password. Logins for previous versions of LearningExpress will NOT work on this new platform.
Easy to use, customizable legal forms for Divorce, Landlord-Tenant, Living Wills, Name Change, Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament and many more, available from any internet-connected computer. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Combining information from full-text online reference books, magazine and newspaper articles, and links to relevant web resources, Literati is a great place to start research on any topic. Literati also provides online Homework Help Monday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Check your stocks, or your hunches, in this very accurate and timely database. Full financial information offered on international and U.S. companies. Profiles, fact sheets and reports included along with U.S. earnings and insider trades.
Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Literature database spotlights biographies, book titles, subject headings and read-a-likes for current as well as past authors. Searching for a favorite author or title is limited only by imagination. Two levels are offered here: Kindergarten through eighth grade, High School through Adult. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Based on the popular Opposing Viewpoints series of books, this database allows users to explore both sides of hotly debated topics. Essays from the series that address both sides of an issue are integrated with relevant national and global news sources (updated daily), as well as multimedia content such as video, audio streams & podcasts, an image gallery, and interactive maps. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
The world’s largest language-learning service, Pronunciator will help you learn any of 80 languages, including English/ESL, using a structured, building-block approach. Learn on your computer, or download the app to your mobile device. Access: use your Richmond Public Library card number to create an account and start learning!
Comprehensive database allows you to check residential, business and medical listings across the country by name, address, telephone number or business code. Everything you need to know about your neighbor, your grocery store, or your dentist. Business includes comprehensive company profiles. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Richmond Times-Dispatch (8/19/1985 - present)
Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Richmond Times-Dispatch. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements and other sections. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
An online collection of TumbleBooks: animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Access: Just click on the link and start reading!
With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected courses, Universal Class provides an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps you master and document your educational goals. Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care…plus 100’s more! Access: use your library card to create an account. Please note that an email address is required.
Full digital copies of popular magazines to read on your computer or mobile device! Access: Use your Richmond Public Library card number to create an account.