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

Online reference books

Research Databases

Skill Building

From Learning Express Library:


  • 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.
  • News Literacy Project
    For middle and high school students and adults. This is a nonpartisan education nonprofit building a national movement to create a more news-literate America. News literacy is the ability to determine the credibility of news and other information and to recognize the standards of fact-based journalism to know what to trust, share and act on.

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.

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.