Online Resources

Read it Now


Ebooks and more – no waiting, no overdues!


Borrow up to 8 items/month. Music, movies, books, more!
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Ebooks and audiobooks, including Kindle format. Try the Libby app!


Downloadable audiobooks, ebooks, and more!

RBDigital Magazines

Over 70 full-color, full-text magazines. Read on your computer or through the RBDigital app.

Online Learning


Online guide to series fiction


Newspaper/magazine articles, ebooks, and more

Learning Express Library

Test prep and training

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.


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.

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

Your public library at your fingertips.

Anytime. Anywhere.

hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.