A-Z: All our online resources


Databases and e-services


American Physical Society: Full text of over 400,000 research papers published by the APS from 1893 to the present. Available only in branches.

Ancestry Library Edition: The world's largest online collection of family records and resources, with a learning center and tools help you put your research together. Remote access available for a limited time.


Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government: The children’s section of the FDLP's Basic Digitial Collection of Core U.S. Government Resources.

BookFlix: An online resource that pairs video storybooks with related eBooks to build a love of reading.


Catalog: Browse our entire collection of books, eBooks, eAudiobooks and DVDs. This is also the place to get a library card, manage your account and place items on hold.

Civil War Era by Proquest: Get a fascinating glimpse of the Civil War era with the complete runs of eight regional newspapers covering 1840-1865.

Consumer Reports Online: Ratings, reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

Consumers' CHECKBOOK: Independent evaluations of local service firms and stores, such as auto repair shops, plumbers, dentists, banks, and insurance companies. Remote access available for a limited time.


Driving-tests.org: Practice driving tests and manuals for driver’s licenses, motorcycle licenses, and CDL licenses in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and Washington DC.


Early Learning by World Book: World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.

EBSCO MasterFile Complete: Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

EBSCO Read It!: Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.

eMagazines: The Find It Virginia collection features over 3,000 titles from around the world via a web browser through or in the Libby app by adding the Library of Virginia as an additional library. Click here for more information or download our eMagazine guide (PDF).


Federal Depository Library Program: Digital access to the FDLP's Basic Collection of Core U.S. Government Resources.

Freegal: Download five songs per week and stream unlimited music 24/7. Choose from a collection of more than 15 million titles. Downloads are yours to keep and there’s no digital rights management to worry about. Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store


Gale in Context: Elementary(Formerly Kids InfoBits) Grades K-5. Kid-friendly access to reference sources, newspapers, and magazine articles.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Complete text of books in the STEM, STEAM and coding fields for all ages.

GreenFILE: Accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.


HelpNow: An all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for students of any age, whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and teachers. A full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests — including the SAT.  Live tutoring is available seven days a week from 2 to 11 p.m.

Heritage Quest Online: Discover where your American past begins with this comprehensive collection of genealogical sources, including U.S. census records.

Historical Newspapers: The complete run of The Washington Post from 1851-2001. 

hoopla: Download or stream eBooks, comics, music and movies straight to your tablet or smartphone. Enjoy them as often as you like during the borrowing periods. Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon. Also on Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV and Roku.


Infotrac Religion and Philosophy: Articles on religion and the related areas of philosophy, archaeology, and anthropology.


JLG Digital: The Junior Library Guild collection features eBooks for preK-12 students with a focus on non-fiction content, which can be filtered by grade, language (English or Spanish) or product type. Apps for Apple and Android are available.

JobNow: An  all-in-one suite of services is designed for a wide range of career needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, developing additional skills, or adjusting to a new career. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches for assistance with interview preparation, resume creation, or job searching. A full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests — including the SAT. Live assistance is available seven days a week, 2 to 11 p.m.

Just for Kids Streaming Video Collection: This collection from Infobase includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children's programs.


Kanopy: This streaming movie service offers over 30,000 independent films, documentaries and classics on demand. In addition, there's an entire site just for kids, plus over 5,000 Great Courses.


Legal Forms: Legal, business and personal forms, including many specific to Virginia residents.

LinkedIn Learning: Over 16,000 online classes to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Watch a tutorial. 
Download app: Google Play; iTunes App Store (Library ID: loudounlibrary) 


Mango Languages: Basic or complete online instruction in dozens of languages, including English for speakers of other languages.

Morningstar Online: Comprehensive reports on stocks and mutual funds and exclusive ratings to help guide investors. 


Newspapers (Daily): Includes articles from Chicago Tribune (1985 – present), Los Angeles Times 1985 – present), New York Times (1980 – present), New York Times Book Review (1997 – present), New York Times Magazine (1997 – present), The Wall Street Journal (1984 – present), and the Washington Post (1987 – present).

Newspapers (Historical): Search the complete run of the Washington Post (1877-2002)

NoveList Plus: Reading recommendations in fiction and nonfiction for all ages, and a great source for author and series information.


O'Reilly for Public Libraries (formerly Safari Books Online): Get essential technology eBooks and videos covering topics like certification, enterprise computing, Java, Linux/Unix, Web development, Windows, XML and more. This resource accommodates a limited number of simultaneous users. If you cannot access the database, please try again later.‚Äč

OverDrive: Our most popular way to download eBooks and eAudiobooks. Pick from thousands of bestsellers and new releases for adultsteens and kids. Plus, foreign language collections: Spanish | Hindi | Chinese Download app: Google Play | iTunes App Store | Amazon Kindle


Peterson's Career Prep: Supports users building resumes, job hunting, or searching for new careers. Explore the user-friendly tools available to discover career paths and craft professional resumes and job application materials.

Programs: All events are free except where noted within the program listing. To request an accommodation for a disability, call 703-777-0368. Three days' notice is requested. Some programs are offered by independent businesses. LCPL does not endorse their services, nor is it liable for any action taken as a result of attending these programs.


Reference Solutions: Data on millions of U.S. companies and households for business and consumer research.

Rocket Languages:  An award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows patrons to learn new languages at their own pace, with downloadable lessons, games and much more.


Scholastic GO!: One search box opens up a world of information. Internal links help you follow research leads, while informative videos, text to speech, and reading level guides ensure that all students can find information suited to their needs.


Universal Class: an online educational service providing a diverse offering of intellectually stimulating courses for people interested in the lifelong pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons.


Value Line Research Center: Online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities. guides, and much more.

VetNow:  An all-in-one suite of services is designed for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s updating a resume for civilian life, navigating the VA system, or seeking local resources and support for veterans and their families. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators. A full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests — including the SAT. Live assistance is available Monday through Friday, 2 to 11 p.m.


Westlaw access from home: Search federal and state legal research materials, including case law, statutes, court rules, administrative codes, forms, law reviews and journals. To use this resource remotely, customers can click here to email a password request for three-hour, temporary access to westlaw.com. If more time is needed, you may request additional passwords.

Westlaw access from our branches: Select your branch location from the list below: 
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