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Online Resources

Read It Now


Ebooks and more – no waiting, no overdues!


Borrow up to 8 items/month. Music, comics, movies, and books.


Popular ebooks, including Kindle format. Check out up to 25 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

Over 80 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

AudioBook Cloud

A large collection of all ages audiobooks. Unlimited streaming with no checkout limits.

Romance Book Cloud

A collection of romance ebooks with no checkout limit.

Teen Bookcloud

Browse hundred of free ebooks for teens with no checkout limit and no due dates!

Tumblebook Kids' Library

K – 6 ebook collection offering hundreds of titles with no checkout limits and no due dates!


K – 6 ebook collection offering hundreds of mathematics titles with no checkout limits and no due dates!

Entertainment Now

Acorn TV

Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.

Indie Flix

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

Pongalo Novela Club

Spanish language telenovelas and translated movies streamed on demand to all popular devices. Telenovelas en español y películas traducidas por transmisión continuo a todos los dispositivos populares.

Stingray Qello

Stingray Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.

Online Learning


Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.


Newspaper/magazine articles, ebooks, and more
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The Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection - the world's most engaging professors provide you with an immersive learning experience, covering a wide variety of subjects

Learn It Live

Check out a 7-day pass for this premium Health & Wellness channel

Learning Express Library

Test prep and training

Method Test Prep

Prepare for or improve your ACT or SAT test scores


Specially designed for students from NewsBank.

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, and a Spanish-language version. 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.

RPL Presents

RPL Presents

Check out these storytimes and craft sessions that our library staff have created just for you!

Business Services


Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends, relatives and more. Also in Spanish.

FDO Essential

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online here. We can also assist you with funding searches directly. Click on our Ask a Librarian tab if you have questions.

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.

Value Line

Investment research tool covering 3500 stocks. Use with your 13-digit library card from home.

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.

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).