Digital Library – Adults

Don’t spend time Googling when you can directly link to the information you need. We’ve got government links, legal information, job search and training, health information, adult education, geneaology and general research. Plus we’ve got foreign languages, and downloadable books, movies, TV shows, and magazines!

Funding for Find It Virginia

Items with * are provided through Find It Virginia. Find it Virginia is provided by federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and ensures that all residents of the Commonwealth have equal access to essential resources for lifelong learning.

Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks

Make sure to add both the Virginia Piedmont Library and Library of Virginia to your Libby or Overdrive apps to see everything we offer. Open Libby->tap the Libby icon-> tap “add library”->search for Virginia Piedmont and enter your BPLS card number to add us->repeat to search for Library of Virginia and enter your BPLS card number there also. In Overdrive: tap the three line menu->tap Add a Library->search for Virginia Piedmont and add your card number->repeat to search for and add Library of Virginia.

Now you can switch between those cards when you’re searching for items – we may own it in one library but not the other, so check both!

Click on either Hoopla Tutorial or Libby Tutorial to learn more about how the apps work.

Virginia Piedmont Libby

Find It Virginia Libby*

Hoopla

Streaming Movies and TV Shows

Hoopla

Link to iCivics

Just For Kids*

Click on either Hoopla Tutorial or Just for Kids Tutorial to learn more about how the apps work.

Downloadable Magazines

Magazines are provided through the Library of Virginia. Magazine content is the same through Overdrive or Libby, it’s just a matter of which platform you prefer.

Magazines on Libby*

Adult Education

Adult and Career Education

GED Virginia

Language Learning

Duolingo

Rocket Languages*

ReadIt*

Click on the tutorial to learn how to use Rocket Languages to start learning one of 14 different languages, including American Sign Language!

Technology Learning

GCF Learnfree

Digital Learn

Universal Class*

Research

Ancestry

raised hands with text BE A VOTER a non-partisan guide

Voting Resources

EBSCO Explora*

Digital Public Library

Logo Encyclopedia Virginia

Encyclopedia Virginia

Novelist Plus*

Virginia Public Access Project

Yearbook Archive

Choose a tutorial to learn more about a resource, including how to use it effectively. 

Health and Wellness

Child Mind Institute

Cleveland Clinic Health Library

Medline Plus

Mayo Clinic Research

Centers for Disease Control

National Alliance on Mental Health

Central Virginia Health District

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Job Training and Searching

Virginia Workforce Connection

Brainfuse JobNow*

Accel5*

Petersen's Career Prep*

Entrepreneurial Mindset*

Universal Class*

Link to Khan Academy

Khan Academy

Legal Information

Virginia Code

Gale Legal Forms*

Information for Veterans

Virginia Military Families*

Brainfuse VetNow*

Government Websites

USA.gov

Bedford County

US Census

Town of Bedford

Virginia.gov

Bedford County Public Schools