Ebooks, Audiobooks, Magazines, Videos, & More
Read ebooks, and magazines, and listen to audiobooks instantly from our library. Download the free Libby app on your phone or tablet! Hint: If you can’t find your favorite magazines on Magzter Library, they may be available on Libby.
Hoopla has audiobooks, e-books, movies, television shows, and even music for on-demand downloading and streaming with no waits or holds. Hoopla will work with Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Alexa, Fire TV, and Apple TV. Books are available for 21 days, videos are available for 72 hours, and music titles are available for 7 days after you borrow them. Items return themselves automatically. Patrons receive 5 hoopla checkouts per month.
Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers 3 downloads per week and 3 hours of free streaming per day. The catalog includes over 16 million songs, millions of albums, hundreds of curated playlists, the ability to create your own playlists, thousands of audiobooks, and thousands of music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Free apps are available on the App Store and Google Play.
Indulge in unlimited reading of 5000+ magazines, newspapers, and journals across 40+ categories.
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 the Bristol Herald Courier. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Explore Bristol history through local news, events and people with the Bristol Herald Courier 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.
Just for Kids offers a kid–safe, advertisement–free, media platform where children can learn, explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos that children want to watch—from Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Franklin, Arthur, to The Berenstain Bears, and more! Games, songs, and interactives will keep these early learners interested and engaged as they discover a learning environment that is fun, safe, and entertaining.
Selection of current events, history, and medicine reference ebooks. Use your library card number to log in.
Reference & Research
Search Explora for reliable information on a variety of topics: art, music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures and languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, sports, and more.
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps, and flags.
A project of Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Library of Virginia, Encyclopedia Virginia publishes topical and biographical entries about the history and culture of Virginia written for a general audience.
Gale in Context: Elementary Formerly Kids InfoBits
Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.
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.
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! Library card required.
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. Library card required.
Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™ Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
Special Digital Resources
Find your next great read with this free digital magazine full of expert book reviews and recommendations. Back issues are also available.
Virginia Libraries are grateful for the sacrifice of our soldiers and their families. We hope to return the favor in some small part by providing resources and access. Included are resources from Military One Source, the USO, the Red Cross, and the Virginia Veterans and Family Service. If you can’t find what you need, please contact us for assistance!
Resources for individuals with reading challenges (visual impairment, dyslexia, etc.), hearing impairment, visual and hearing impairment, and those on the autism spectrum.