All Richmond Public Library locations will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day. All Richmond Public Library locations are closed Sunday, January 19.  

Online Resources

Read It Now


Ebooks and more – no waiting, no overdues!


Borrow up to 4 items/month. Music, comics, movies, and books.


Popular ebooks, including Kindle format. Check out up to 10 items at a time.


Over 30,000 downloadable audiobooks - no holds for most items, check out as many as you like. That's right - no limits to how many you check out. New books added monthly. Find some classic ebooks, too.

RBDigital Magazines

81 full-color, full-text magazines. Read on your computer or through the RBDigital app.


Online guide to series fiction

Novelist Plus

Find your next good read

Online Learning


Newspaper/magazine articles, ebooks, and more
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Learning Express Library

Test prep and training

Rocket Languages

15 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language.

Universal Class

Over 500 classes - learn something new today

Transparent Language Online

Over 100 languages and growing, including English for speakers of over 25 languages

World Book

The encyclopedia you know well including Early World of Learning, Kids version, a Spanish-language version, and a crafts Activity Corner. You must have a 13-digit or permanent library card with RPL to be able to access this database.


Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch and other US daily newspapers. Database includes RTD archives. You must have a 13-digit or permanent library card with RPL to be able to access this database.

Business Services

Gale Legal Forms

Source for divorce, wills, name change, and other legal forms.

Mergent Archives

Indexed collection of more than a century's worth of global corporate and industry-related documents.

Mergent Intellect

Locate company data and contact info, explore consumer data and demographic groups, or conduct residential searches

Mergent Online

Stock and financial on US and international companies. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.

Use from RPL Branch

ABC Mouse

Books, games, more for preschoolers. Access: in-library use only.

African-American Heritage Quest

Genealogy tools specifically for African Americans. Access: in-library use only.


Billions of genealogical sources. Access: in-library use only.

Foundation Center

Learn about philanthropy in the U.S. and get involved. Access: at Main Library only.

Grants Connection

Source for foundations in Virginia. Access: at Main Library only.


JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines.

Value Line

Investment research tool covering 3500 stocks

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages.

Select the appropriate tab for the age or audience to begin your researching, reading and learning journey.

Resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia as well is Virginia’s public K-12 schools (with some exceptions requiring a library card IN K-12 school environments).