Read It Now
Popular and classic ebooks, including Kindle format. Over 39,000 downloadable audiobooks - no holds for most of the audiobook titles. Check out up to 25 items at a time.
Over 3000 magazines for all ages. You can browse by collection or click on Subjects to see magazines sorted by age groups and more. Read them with Libby, your one-click library app.
Enjoy BBC shows and other television shows with hoopla. Check out your favorites by episode as you work your way through a season; music typically checks out as a full album.
Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond courtesy of hoopla.
Black Freedom Struggle - Pro Quest
ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website free through February, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents.
African-American Heritage Quest
Genealogy tools specifically for African Americans. Enter your 13-digit library card number and start discovering today.
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Document Bank of Virginia
Document Bank of Virginia (DBVa) is the Library of Virginia’s initiative to provide primary sources to teachers and classrooms, supporting state standards. Make history relevant!
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
JSTOR is a highly selective digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines.
Specially designed for students from NewsBank. You must have a 13-digit or permanent library card with RPL to be able to access this database.
Transparent Language Online
Over 100 languages and growing, including English for speakers of over 25 languages
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.
Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers.
Designed for middle and high school students and adults who have a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but need adapted reading material for a variety of subjects.
Greater Richmond History Podcast
Hang out with Richmond Public Library as we chat with Richmond's public historians, local history authors, and preservation activists.
Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends, relatives and more. Also in Spanish.
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.
Indexed collection of more than a century's worth of global corporate and industry-related documents.
Locate company data and contact info, explore consumer data and demographic groups, or conduct residential searches
Stock and financial on US and international companies. Access: Enter your Richmond Public Library card number.
Use from RPL Branch
Learn about philanthropy in the U.S. and get involved. Access: at Main Library only.