Click the question marks for video tutorials.

Digital Collections

Digital music you can listen to, download, and keep.

eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, music, movies,
and TV

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks

eBooks and audio-books

Magazines

Online reference books

Research Databases

Skill Building

From Learning Express Library:

  • English Language Arts Skills
    Provides tools to help build reading, writing, and language skills.
  • Computer Skills Center
    Offers 90+ courses on topics such as computer basics, Internet basics, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office tools like Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. Create a free account to access these tools.
  • College Admissions Test Preparation 
    For ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP exams and more.
  • High School Success Skills
    Learn study skills, classroom skills, study skills, and more.
  • Math and Science Skills
    Practice and review algebra, functions, geometry, statistics, science, technology, and more.
  • School Center
    Grades 4 through 12 skills improvement in math, writing and grammar, reading comprehension, social studies, and vocabulary and spelling through tests, eBooks, and tutorials. U.S. Constitution study and review, advanced math, and logic available for high school students. Create a free account to access tools to help you do well in school.
  • Social Studies Skills
    Boost your understanding of core topics including U.S. History, World History, Civics, Government, and AP® tests.

Other:

  • Read It!
    For middle and high school students and adults. Helps to build reading skills and improve study habits. Includes tests.
  • Job and Career Accelerator
    Includes a resume builder where you can save, edit, and print. Search for jobs and internships. School and scholarship finder. Career match tool. eBooks covering topics such as how to interview and network.

Reference Centers

What to Read

  • NoveList K-8 Plus
    Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list. Includes tools for teachers such as Lexile levels and Common Core standards.
  • More From Marissa
    Use the “browse by category” dropdown menu to view book lists for early literacy, kids, tweens, and teens created by the GDL’s Children’s Librarian, Marissa.

Learn to Code

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.
Beginners of all ages can learn to code! Build real working apps, games and websites using blocks, JavaScript, CSS, HTML and more.

Podcasts for Tweens & Teens

Tweens & Families. Enjoy mystery, oddities, adventure, historical stories and more!
Tweens. Fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast with questions and ideas to really get you thinking.
Tweens & Teens. Focused on weird events, overlooked stories, and underrepresented groups probably not mentioned in your history class.
Teens. A lighthearted advice podcast where they answer questions on everything from random thoughts to deep, emotional topics.

YouTube for Tweens & Teens

Brave Wilderness:
your one stop connection to a wild world of adventure and amazing up close animal encounters.
Making science make sense.
Emily, from The Field Museum in Chicago shares some of the amazing things they have in the collection.
More than 32 courses including organic chemistry, literature, world history, biology, philosophy, theater, ecology, and many more.
Khan Academy: practice problems, articles, and videos to help students succeed in math, biology, chemistry, physics, history, economics, finance, grammar, and more.