Find It Virginia

Adults (18 years+)

Research  |  Read  |  Learn & Earn


  • Explora Public Libraries
    • EBSCO’s Explora is a user-friendly interface, designed to meet the unique needs of its users. Explora supports both research and instruction. Explora searches across the following resources, including Newspaper Source, with variance for age appropriateness:
        • Master File CompleteThe most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources, including returns from periodicals, newspapers and books. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.
        • Read It!Research while practicing reading skills with Read It!™  Helps students with a basic foundation in English grammar and reading who need adapted reading material for many subjects. Read It!™ is also a great tool for English Language Learners.
  • Legal Forms
    • Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of attorney, etc.. Legal Forms, its publisher, Gale Cengage, The Library of Virginia, Virginia public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting in the use of these forms.
  • LVA Databases and eBooks
    • Access the extensive collection of digital research tools and ebooks available from the Library of Virginia. Whether you are interested in genealogy, history, business, or a range of other topics, LVA’s collection has the information you want. To access these resources, you will need to be a Virginia resident and have a library card with the Library of Virginia. When prompted, please enter the email address or library card number associated with your Library of Virginia account. Sign up for an LVA library card.


  • NoveList Plus
    • Can’t decide what to read next? Need a recommendation for a child, student or family member? Use NoveList to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
  • OverDrive
    • Access popular magazines, eBooks and eAudiobooks with your library card.


  • Accel5: Business library, featuring videos, book summaries and articles on professional development, leadership theory and business best practices. Log on with these credentials:


Password: V1rgin1a (note the numeral 1 in place of the letter i for the first and last instance of i)

OR create an individual account here to keep track of your reading materials, progress, etc.

  • Enterpreneurial Learning Institute: a self-paced, online modular learning environment to learn how to launch a small business venture, from marketing, to human resources, government regulation, and finance–taking your passion into the business world, sustainably. (ELI is the equivalent of 3 college credits).
  • JobNow:
    • Available seven days a week, 2 pm to 11 pm. Connect with a LIVE, certified career coach to help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and identify development needs.
  • VetNow:
    • Available Monday-Friday, 2 pm to 11 pm. Connect with a LIVE military benefits navigator to help identify eligibility for support services, connecting with support services and identifying needs.
  • Homework HelpNow:
    • Available seven days a week, 2 pm to 11 pm, beginning 9/1/21. Connect LIVE with a certified educator for assistance with assignments, research and writing. A library card is needed for this service.
  • Peterson’s Career Prep
    • Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed™’s database.
  • Universal ClassAccess this resource via your local public library HERE.
    • Please access this platform from your local public library’s website. Choose from over 500 online courses, from photography to physics, computers to calligraphy. Learn something new or update your existing skills.
  • Rocket Languages
    • Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Japanese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.
  • Digital Learn
    • If you are new to computers, haven’t used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • Northstar Digital Literacy
    • Test your computer skills, build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.