Orange County Public Library


Digital Collections | Research, Reference & Databases

Overdrive Enjoy eBooks & audiobooksOverdrive – enjoy eBooks and audiobooks. Be sure to login when using OVERDRIVE as you will not get to see everything available unless you login before searching.


Overdrive Visit the digital collection for Kids and Teens eReading RoomCheck out our new eBooks site for kids & teens on OVERDRIVE




FreadingFreading has 60,000+ eBooks all available at all times with no waiting. Freading has an especially strong collection of non-fiction titles. You will need to set up an account to use it.


RB Digital ButtonThe RBdigital app delivers your favorite titles right to your smartphone or tablet including digital magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, and more. Download now to listen, read, learn, and enjoy.

Apple App Store link to download app

Google Play link to download app

Amazon Appstore link to download app


RB Digital button for linkZinio is a electronic newsstand that offers digital downloads of popular magazines. Patrons create accounts and access titles through their local library’s subscription. Magazines can be downloaded onto a patron’s computer and even read offline using mobile apps for IOS and Android devices.  Zinio has been merged into RBDigital.  Please use the links above to download the app.


Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.


Research, Reference & Databases

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library EditionEncyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library Edition for kidsFull-text encyclopedia with cool extra features like videos, timelines and maps. A great source for school reports.


AncestryWorks from inside the library only.

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.


Heritage QuestHeritageQuest Online Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content


Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.


Literati Public Instantly access millions of articles and thousands of different audio and visual filesInstantly access millions of articles and thousands of different audio and visual files. Credo Reference is a resource devoted to information skills education. Their service connects students, educators, librarians and publishers to better collaborate in the knowledge building process for local library patrons. Their services include video tutorials, training manuals, e-learnings, articles and presentations.  Now includes DK Eyewitness search for kids.


Access the full text New York Times on the go.  You will need to create an account and sign in each time. Once logged in, you can redeem the pre-filled code for 24 hours of access to the NYT.


User guides

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Evaluating Sources


Hopework Help powered by Literati Students grades 3-12 now have an online resource to help with all of their Math, Reading and Writing homeworkNeed help writing a paper? Having difficulty with math or struggling with reading comprehension? Students grades 3-12, now have an online resource to help with all of their Math, Reading and Writing homework.

Learn about homework help


eLibraryeLibrary is a research oriented electronic collection that allows patrons to access magazines, newspapers, books, transcripts, maps, images, web links, and audio/video titles. Patrons login through their local library’s subscription to access materials. The software of eLibrary is offered as both mobile and tablet apps for IOS, Android, Kindle, and Nook devices.


DayByDayVA Family Literacy CalendarEach day, this family literacy website suggests a new fun activity to help develop pre-reading skills in young children. It also provides parenting information and resources.


Kids Info Bits login linkPictorial search for encyclopedia and reference materials geared to elementary grades


National Geographic Kids Database LinkPictures, videos, books and magazines by National Geographic for kids.


Find It Virginia Mobile ApplicationFind It VA, the mobile app for Library of Virginia, lets you locate and search your library catalog wherever you are. If you are a library card holder in and of the Library of Virginia below, you can locate books, movies, music and more with easy search features designed for Mobile devices.


Good Reads
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Selected Sites
This collection of recommended Web sites will make it easy to find good information on the Internet on a wide variety of topics. Browse or search.

Everything Orange County
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Residents of Virginia have access to a variety of digital resources to Virginia residents through their local public library. This is made possible with Library Service and Technology funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Virginia.

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    Orange, VA 22960
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    Gordonsville, VA 22942

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    6421 Flat Run Road
    Locust Grove, VA 22508

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