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eBooks, eAudiobooks & eMagazines

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Contains a wide variety of full-text online eReference books.

Literati Public
Online full-text eReference books and resources. This service is provided in part by the Library of Virginia and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Downloadable audiobooks. Provided in part by the Library of Virginia.


Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks.


e-books for e-kids. TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books teaching children the joys of reading in a format they'll love! Provided by the Library of Virginia.


Online e-magazines provided in part by the Library of Virgina.
Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry® Library Edition, powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Available only in the City Libraries. No remote access available.

HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Can be accessed remotely and in the library.
Online Classes

Universal Class

Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education Courses
Certificates documenting course completion
Wide range of subjects from personal finance to yoga 101
Live instructors

Gale PowerSearch

Search All of Gale Research Databases
Agriculture Collection; Business Economics and Theory; Communications and Mass Media Collection; Computer Database; Criminal Justice Collection; Culinary Arts Collection; Environmental Studies and Policy Collection; Expanded Academic ASAP; Fine Arts and Music Collection; Gale Virtual Reference Library; Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection; General OneFile; General Reference Center Gold; Health Reference Center Academic; Home Improvement Collection; Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection; InfoTrac General Science; InfoTrac GLBT Life and Issues; Junior Edition; Kids InfoBits; Nursing and Allied Health Collection; Psychology Collection; Student Edition
Databases provided in part by the Library of Virginia.

Newsbank - Roanoke Times Online
Access to the Roanoke Times from 1990 to present
Specialized Databases


ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.

Foundation Directory Online

Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online provides comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Access is only Available in the Main Library.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Online database of foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for individuals. Access is only Available in the Main Library.