Research Resources


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Research, online ebooks, and homework help.

Digital Public Library of America

Millions of digital records from libraries across the country.


Foreign language learning for everyone!


Research text, video, and audio sources.

Logo Encyclopedia Virginia

Encyclopedia Virginia

History and culture of VA.

Find It Virginia

Research sources from Library of VA

Computer Tutorials

Access to online tutorials for beginning computer users.

Khan Academy

You can learn ANYTHING! For everyone.

Kids Infobits

Research for elementary kids.


Picture, video, and book resources.

Virginia Code

Searchable legal code of Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Public Access Project

Your window into Virginia politics.

Upcoming Events

Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Roanoke Children’s Theatre will be performing at all of our libraries again this summer as part of our annual Summer Reading Program.  This year’s play is Charlotte’s Web by Joseph Robinette; based on the classic[...]
Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This is the sixth session in our 12-month Money Smart financial literacy series at the Forest Library presented by Woodforest Bank*.  This month’s topic is called Keep It Safe.  By the end of this course, participants[...]
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reading Takes You To Africa!  A Summer Reading Program Event   Musician Sean Gaskell will be visiting our libraries this summer performing traditional songs on the 21-stringed West African Kora.  The Kora is native to the[...]
Jun 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
A lapsit program for babies ages 21 months to 3 years old. Come join us for rhymes, music, movement, stories, free play, and parenting resources.
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Books 4 Fun is a preschool program for ages 3-6. Your child will enjoy music, rhymes, stories, crafts, and opportunities to engage in creative play.  The theme for this session is Reading Takes You Everywhere!