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Digital Library

Some of our Digital Library databases require you to create your own account once inside their system and may require verifying your library card number. Please call or visit one of our libraries if you have any questions.

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Overdrive

Download ebooks, audiobooks and music to your digital devices using your library card. Choose from thousands of popular authors and titles.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Create an account with your library card and PIN, then choose from over 10,000+ high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.

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Learning Express Library

Homework help, career exploration, college prep, and more! Explore your future with Learning Express. Register with your library card number and create an account to save tutorial and practice test progress.

TumbleBooks

A selection of online books, including kids books from TumbleBookLibrary, teen books from TeenBookCloud, and audiobooks from AudioBookCloud.

Abdo Digital

Non-fiction and classic eBooks for elementary ages -- from drones to animals to Presidents to the alphabet.

Mango Languages

An award-winning language learning resource. Click "Sign Up" to create an account that allows you to save your progress, or sign in as a guest with your library card number.

BiblioBoard

The Washington State Library has a new collection of ebooks. Highlights for youth include the Kids and Teen Comics collections as well as Young Adult collections of Fantasy & Sci-Fi and Mystery & Action. (No need to log in; just click on one of the collections along the right of the screen.)

Microsoft Imagine Academy

The Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy program provides access to online learning resources, free of charge for all Washington residents and employees. Materials are available covering 4 content areas: Microsoft Office applications, computer science, data science, and IT infrastructure.

Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, this resource provides the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace. No login required.

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Consumer Reports

Features Ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel.

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Novelist

A fiction database that provides reviews, annotations, and much more for over 125,000 fiction titles.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Search through thousands of records from around the world in the world's largest online family history resource.

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Small Engine Repair

Find information on engine repair for lawn mowers, snow mobiles and more.

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Driving Tests

Driving Tests is a partnership with Driving-Tests.org. Take practice tests for permits, motorcycles, and CDL exams or browse handbooks for all three. Available in English and en Espanol.

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source is powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR and provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

How to access the following resources:

  1. Click on the desired resource below, then login with your library card/PIN
  2. Once logged in, click on “eLibrary”
  3. Click on the resource you would like to visit
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ProQuest

Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general reference subjects.

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eLibrary

eLibrary delivers one of the largest general reference collection of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators.

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History Study Center

History Study Center offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new world.

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CultureGrams

CultureGrams links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture. In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.

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SIRSDiscoverer

SIRSDiscoverer is a general reference resource for young researchers that makes learning fun and intuitive. This helps students in grades 1-9 develop their research, writing, language, and computers skills.

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ProQuest Learning:Literature

ProQuest Learning:Literature is a comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text literary works; and other key criticism and reference sources.

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Consumer Health Database

This database includes journals and magazines covering an enormous range of health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.

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PTSDpubs

This database, formerly called PILOTS, is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. The database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma.

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US Newsstream

U.S. Newsstream enables users to search the most recent premium U.S. news content, as well as archives which stretch back into the 1980s, featuring newspapers, newswires, blogs, and news sites in active full-text format.

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