Read It Now
Popular and classic ebooks, including Kindle format, some downloadable audiobooks. 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.
Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond courtesy of hoopla.
Black Life in America
The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. Easy, intuitive and engaging e-learning for all ages and levels.
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.
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
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.
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.