A–Z Resources

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Ancestry Library Edition Library Card Required.

Trace your family history using historical records including census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

  • Access to Ancestry Library Edition is available exclusively by visiting a library location.
  • The Library Edition of Ancestry does not include all the features available for purchase by individual home users.
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ArtistWorks Library Card Required.

Learn to play an instrument, sing, or draw with self-paced video lessons from professional musicians and artists. ArtistWorks lessons are suitable for all ages, and beginner to intermediate skill levels.

ArtistWorks is found on the Libby, by OverDrive app under "Extras".

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AtoZ Maps Online Maps Library Card Required.

A to Z Maps Online is the world’s largest collection of royalty-free, downloadable maps for schools. Students, teachers, and administrators can use their more than 60,000 maps for school reports, lesson plans, and personal research projects.


AtoZ World Culture Encyclopedias

A to Z World Culture is an online database of information about the culture, language, history, food, religion, and much more, for 175 countries.


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BookFlix: Video Storybooks Library Card Required.

Read along with classic video storybooks paired with related nonfiction books, then try games and activities to show what you’ve learned.

  • Grade level: Preschool – grade 3


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Career Cruising Library Card Required.

Career Cruising provides assessments and exploration tools for careers, education, financial aid and more to help solve the problem of future readiness.

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ChiltonLibrary Library Card Required.

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, service bulletins, diagrams, step-by-step repair procedures, and labor estimates. Get ready for the most popular certification exams with ASE test prep quizzes.

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Consumer Health Complete Library Card Required.

Browse medical, health-related, and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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Creativebug Library Card Required.

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. With your library card, you’ll enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily. 

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Driver Education Program

Practice online for the written portion of the Ohio BMV driver's license permit test. The program includes practice tests and handbooks for car, motorcycle, and commercial drivers. You'll also find answers to over one hundred frequently asked questions about getting your driver's license in Ohio.

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Duolingo

Learn a new language with the world's most-downloaded education app! Duolingo is the fun, free app for learning 40+ languages through quick, bite-sized lessons. Practice speaking, reading, listening, and writing to build your vocabulary and grammar skills.

Contains Advertising • Offers In-App Purchases

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EBSCO Academic Search Premier Library Card Required.

Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.



Explora Primary Schools Library Card Required.

Look up facts for class projects or homework in a safe, trustworthy environment for students.

  • Grade level: Kindergarten – grade 5


Explora Secondary Schools Library Card Required.

Look up articles and facts for research papers or homework with this more reliable alternative to websites and search engines.

  • Grade level: 6 – 12

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Fold3 Library Card Required.

Bring the stories of America's veterans to life with historical U.S. military records, photos, and personal documents.

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Freegal Music Music Library Card Required.

Stream AudioBooks and over 15+ million songs from over 200+ genres on any compatible device with Freegal Music. 

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HathiTrust

HathiTrust is a not-for-profit collaborative of academic and research libraries preserving over 18 million digitized items in their Digital Library. 

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Hiveclass Library Card Required.

Hiveclass is your digital encyclopedia for Youth Sports, like basketball, soccer, self-defense, dance, strength & conditioning, and more.

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Hoopla 2.0 Audiobooks Ebooks Movies & TV Music Library Card Required.

Download or stream movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics.


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LinkedIn Learning Library Card Required.

Develop your skills with self-directed, self-paced online learning. Log in with your library card for free access to all courses, videos, and learning paths. Note: on the app, you will be asked for a Library ID - input: oh0247.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments

Northstar focuses on basic digital literacy skills—such as using a mouse, searching on the internet, and using email—as well as advanced skills, like using Google Docs and searching for jobs online.




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Points of View Reference Source Library Card Required.

Gain an understanding of controversial issues from multiple sides. Use this resource to develop persuasive arguments and essays, learn about differing viewpoints, and develop analytical thinking skills.

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Scholastic Teachables Library Card Required.

Printable worksheets, lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, skill sheets, and more.

  • Grade level: Pre-K - grade 6.



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Transparent Language Online

Note: Transparent Language is going away on 6/30/2024. Please reach out to your librarian for other resources, such as Duolingo and more.

Build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system with extensive courses and supplemental resources for more than 100 languages, including English.

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TrueFlix: Books & Videos Library Card Required.

Read interactive books and watch videos about science and social studies, then try games and activities to show what you've learned.

  • Grade level: 3 – 6

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World Book Encyclopedias Library Card Required.

Choose from several encyclopedias for students and families:

  • World Book for Kids
  • Online World Book for Students
  • Online World Book Advanced
  • World Book Timelines


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