Read It Now
hoopla Magazines BingePass
Digital access to magazines like HGTV, Popular Mechanics, Elle, Inc, Time for Kids and many more. With just one hoopla borrow, you get unlimited access to all magazines for 7 days.
Popular and classic ebooks, including Kindle format, some downloadable audiobooks. Check out up to 25 items at a time.
Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond courtesy of hoopla.
Learning & Research
African-American Heritage Quest
Genealogy tools specifically for African Americans. Enter your 13-digit library card number and start discovering today.
Black Freedom Struggle - Pro Quest
ProQuest invites you to explore the new Black Freedom Struggle website featuring expertly selected open primary source documents.
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.
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!
Find It Virginia
Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content for all ages.
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
The Great Courses Binge Pass
The new hoopla BingePass includes unlimited streaming of The Great Courses Library Collection. Watch as much of The Great Courses as you want for 7 days, using one borrow!
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today.
Hispanic Life in America
Comprehensive coverage of the Hispanic American experience from the early 18th century to the present day.
MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers.
A service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Medline Plus, presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish.
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.
Niche Academy provides an easy-to-use learning platform & professional training to help mission-driven organizations solve big problems together.
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.
Transparent Language Online
Over 100 languages and growing, including English for speakers of over 25 languages
Greater Richmond History Podcast
Hang out with Richmond Public Library as we chat with Richmond's public historians, local history authors, and preservation activists.
Business, Financial, & Legal Services
Accel5 Online Learning
Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an individual account to keep track of your reading materials and progress.
Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends, relatives and more. Also in Spanish.
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. Take your passion into the business world. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).
JobNow: Job Seeker Assistance Page & Online Learning
Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs.
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.
Investment research tool covering 3500 stocks. Use with your 13-digit library card from home.
Use from RPL Branch
Learn about philanthropy in the U.S. and get involved. Access at Main Library only.
Grants to Individuals by Candid
Profiles of 10,000 grantmakers including details on scholarships, fellowships, and grants. Access at Main Library only.
Access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and accurate nonprofit information. Access at Main Library only.
JSTOR provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.