All locations of Richmond Public Library are closed March 14 until further notice. All programs and meeting rooms are cancelled through May 15 per CDC guidelines. Book drops will be unavailable - please hold onto any checked out materials until we reopen. We are always open online!
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.
Over 80 full-color, full-text magazines. Read on your computer or through the RBDigital app.
Online guide to series fiction
Find your next good read
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.
Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
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.
Stingray Qello is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device.
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Newspaper/magazine articles, ebooks, and more
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
15 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language.
Over 500 classes - learn something new today
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.
Gale Legal Forms
Source for divorce, wills, name change, and other legal forms.
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
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.
Learn about philanthropy in the U.S. and get involved. Access: at Main Library only.
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 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).