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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.

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
Transparent Language Whether you’re starting at the very beginning with a new alphabet or you’re an intermediate learner looking to enhance your vocabulary and grammar knowledge, Transparent Language Online can help. Available for learning 110+ languages, plus English (ESL) materials for native speakers of 30+ languages, the program has something for everyone.

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
Brainfuse JobNow – a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. 

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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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.
Explora Schools

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, & Videos
Just for Kids Access Video - An excellent resource for children's programs, home schoolers, makerspaces, cord cutters, homework help, and more. High-interest, engaging content from top producers, including more than 5,500 videos, audio titles, and interactive activities and games. A kid-safe environment - all content is reviewed, vetted, and ad-free.

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

Access World News - Explore and stay informed on local, national and international 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 from around the world to around the corner. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection - Explore Richmond history through local news, events and people with The Richmond Times-Dispatch Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

The Roanoke Times Collection - Explore Roanoke history through local news, events and people with The Roanoke Times Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

The Virginian-Pilot Collection - Explore Norfolk history through local news, events and people with The Virginian-Pilot Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

The Daily Progress Collection - Explore Charlottesville history through local news, events and people with The Daily Progress Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Veteran Assistance
Brainfuse VetNow - Live, online support for our community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. 
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Business Resources

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Accel5 Business Video Library - For just in time learning for the working professional, Accel5 Business Library features short videos on topics including business competencies, leadership and management, personal effectiveness, summaries for business and leadership books, and articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.

Link to Access World News

Magzter, the world's largest digital newsstand with thousands of magazines and newspapers in its catalogue, launches an all-new app, Magzter Library, to cater to the needs of libraries. Access Magzter through browser or app.
Video Streaming

Link to Access Video on Demand
Access Video on Demand Free and easy to use—no special software or downloads needed:
• Tablet, mobile, PC, and Mac friendly
• No holds—always available, anytime, anywhere
• New titles added regularly
• Captioning, interactive transcripts, and translation tools
• No returns or overdue fees • Thousands of videos, including popular programs 
and exclusive titles. All you need is an Internet connection and a valid library card number.