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Online Resources

eBooks & Audiobooks
Blue Ridge Download Consortium including the Libby App
Check out eBooks and audiobooks from this consortium of sixteen libraries, including Highland County Public Library. Download the Libby app to your device for easy downloading and reading. The loan period is fourteen days after which the item simply disappears from your device. Library card number required.


Library of Virginia OverDrive including the Libby App provides additional eBooks, audiobooks, and all digital magazines through the Library of Virginia's collection. You can add this collection in the Libby app by choosing "add library" and scrolling to the Library of Virginia collection and adding. You will need your library card number and PIN, which is exactly the same as you use with the Blue Ridge Download Consortium.


NoveList Plus Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student or family member? Use Novelist to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!



Highland Reads on Beanstack Beanstack is a web and mobile application that allows you to sign up for a reading challenge and read to earn prizes. You can track the books you have read in your personal Beanstack reading log. You can share and compare your reading progress with friends. You can even write reviews to share with other patrons of the library. There will be reading challenges available for all ages

eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies, Television, Music and Comics
Online Courses
Universal Class offers over 500 online continuing education courses. You get 24/7 access to the site, feedback from certified instructors, courses in over 30 subject areas, self-paced classes, the opportunity to connect with other students, and Continuing Education Units on select courses.
Language Courses
Rocket Languages Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.



Duolingo is a freemium language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. As of August 2018, the language-learning website and app offer 81 different language courses across 37 languages. The app has about 300 million registered users across the world.
Research Reference
Peterson's Career Prep is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. It brings together all the tools needed to explore and take the leap to a new career. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: explore new career possibilities; assess their interests and experience; identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; prepare for a job search; and search and apply for jobs.
Legal
Gale LegalForms provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.
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Career
Explora Public Libraries
Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
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Gale in Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
MasterFile Complete The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research.
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​Practice Reading Skills with Read It!  Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects and is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
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​The Recorder Newspaper Archives are online at the Library of Virginia's Virginia Chronicle page. You can find digital copies of the newspapers from 1889-2007. Search by title or subject. 

Online resources will require your library card number. Some will allow you to set up username and password so that you can save your progress.

If you do not know your Library Card number please call the library at 468-2373.
Genealogy Reference

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Ancestry.com for Virginians In a partnership with Ancestry.com, the Library of Virginia offers Virginians free access to Library of Virginia materials currently hosted by Ancestry.com, a popular subscription-based service for people conducting family history research.


HeritageHub - Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1824 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
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Hoopla Digital  is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
Children's & Teens eBooks & Audiobooks
Sesame Street eBooks  Read more, learn more, play more with your Sesame Street friends. Contact the library for username and password.


World Book Early World of Learning  is an early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts. Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.


BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. BookFlix engages young students, reinforces reading skills, and introduces early readers to a world of knowledge and exploration.


TumbleBook Library ​is a curated database of children’s e-books that has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French.


TumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes. TumbleMath is a perfect complement and supplement to the math taught in school. Click on Quiz Portal and you will find a Quiz Portal containing thousands of quizzes created by math teachers specifically for your state standards. 


TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for your middle school, high school, or homeschool student. We offer a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.


NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.
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Education Printables
Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials. Created by teachers and precisely leveled, our high‑quality, ready-to‑use resources support parents preparing kids for kindergarten readiness, homeschool teachers and learners from Pre-K to grade 6, and young patrons who need extra skills practice. Your library card number provides you access!
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America's News - 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 [insert local title if applicable]. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.



Black Life in America - The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
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