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 and Streaming Items

Beginning January 31st, Libby will no longer be available for patrons. If you have questions, please email jwyatt@bpls.org. Library staff can help you search for items and place holds in Hoopla.

Hoopla

Hoopla offers ebooks, eaudio, movies and TV, digital magazines, and music. Click on Hoopla Tutorial to learn more about how the app works.

Hoopla

Just For Kids

Just for Kids gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free selection of educational and entertaining resources.

Link to iCivics

Just For Kids*

Magzter Library

Magzter Library allows libraries to give their readers access to best-selling digital magazines and newspapers from any part of the world.

Magzter Library app*

Magzter by browser*

Sign Up for Magzter

  • Click “Magzter by browser” to access by your computer’s internet browser.  Click “Magzter Library app” to download an app to your phone or tablet.
  • Click Continue with Library Card
  • Enter your email
  • Enter a 4 digit confirmation code that is emailed to you
  • Search for Bedford Public Library System and click
  • Enter your library card number

Language Learning

Duolingo

Transparent Languages*

Transparent Languages offers 110 different languages, and has special KidSpeak tutorials for younger learners. Create an account and start learning today!

ReadIt*

Technology Learning

GCF Learnfree

Digital Learn

Universal Class*

Research

Ancestry

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

Be A Voter

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 and Crisis Lifeline

Job Training and Searching

Khan Academy

Universal Class*

Brainfuse JobNow*

Virginia Workforce Connection

Entrepreneurial Mindset*

Adult and Career Education

Accel5*

GED Virginia

Legal Information

Virginia Code

Gale Legal Forms*

Information for Veterans

Virginia Military Families*

Brainfuse VetNow*

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

Federal Government Websites

USA.gov

US Census

Social Security Administration

Annual Credit Report

State Government Websites

Virginia.gov

Virginia General Assembly

Local Government Websites

Bedford County

Town of Bedford

Bedford County Public Schools