FVRL Resources A-Z

These resources are provided by FVRL and are available to all in any FVRL library. They are also available outside the library with your FVRL card. (See restrictions as noted.)

Explora

Find articles and information on a wide range of topics, ranging from current events to history, arts and literature to science and math. Find supporting documents for school assignments, including curriculum guides.

Note: You search MasterFILE and History Reference Center all at once.

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Fold3

Discover your family's military past. Find service records, casualties, and memorials from wars since the American Revolution. Search sources also include U.S.

Federal Census records, Dawes enrollment cards, homestead records, naturalizations, and international military records.

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Hoopla

Check out up to 20 films, TV episodes, music albums, or eComics from Hoopla monthly and enjoy them on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV.

  • Hoopla is available only to FVRL cardholders who are also district residents or paying non-residents.
  • Materials are available in over 70 languages.
  • View movies and TV shows* for three (3) days following checkout.
  • Stream music albums for up to seven (7) days following checkout.
  • Download and view eComics, eBooks and sheet music for 21 days following checkout.
  • Start an online book club.

Get started today!

  1. Create an account with the email and password of your choice.
  2. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser. (For FAQs, see Hoopla Support.)
  3. Borrow and enjoy!

*You may need the Widevine plugin to view videos in your browser. If you are using Firefox, you may wish to use Google Chrome instead, as it doesn't require the plugin.

Have more questions? Get Tech Help.

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Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

Use ILLiad, FVRL's interlibrary loan system, to request material not available through the library catalog or FVRL's magazines and newspapers. Library staff may borrow the item you request from another library system or purchase the item to add to the FVRL collection.

Either way, you'll get to use the item through your local branch! See the ILLiad FAQs for more information.

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Journal Finder

Want to know if the library subscribes to the electronic version of a magazine, journal or newspaper you're seeking? Search for a particular title, or browse by topic to find eResource content by publication title!

You'll find links to the content as well as a list of available issues by date.

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Kanopy

Stream independent films, documentaries, classic films, Great Courses, world cinema, kids' educational programming, and kids' movies (with Common Sense Media ratings).

  • Watch up to 20 films per month. Play credits reset on the 1st of the month. 
  • Take up to 3 days to watch each film.
  • Kanopy Kids movies are unlimited! Get started now!
    1. Create an account with an email and password of your choice.
    2. Verify your email and enter your card number and PIN to complete sign-up.
    3. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser.
    4. Borrow and enjoy!
    5. Find Help if you need it.
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Learning Express Library

Find resources including practice tests and tutorials for school success; college, career, and citizenship preparation; and software and computer tutorials.

You'll be able to:

  • • Improve your skills in elementary, middle, and high school subjects, or study for your high school equivalency credential.
  • • Prepare for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests and more, and search for scholarships.
  • • Explore careers and prepare for entrance and occupational exams and military tests.
  • • Find a college, review your college skills, or prepare for for college placement exams and grad school admission exams.
  • • Learn computer and internet basics, and master popular software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Windows operating systems.

Some features require free registration in order to save your work, revisit your tests, or store scores. You'll need a valid email address and PIN to register.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy

Updated 10/2/18. Learn anything from Microsoft Office, computer science, data science; even IT infrastructure.
This resource is intended for Washington State residents only. To access this resource you will need to:


▪ Provide your zip code and certify you're a resident when asked.
▪ Have access to a computer or cloud storage with sufficient space to save the OneNote or Excel files containing the learning resources.

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New York Times Digital

Enjoy complimentary access to nytimes.com, and view articles from 1980 to today. Here's how.

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:

  1. Click on nytimes.com.
  2. Click "Log In" and then "Create one" to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account. (Note: if you don't want to receive email marketing communications from the New York Times, uncheck that box when you sign up, or follow the unsubscribe instructions if you start getting marketing emails.)
  3. You may now view as many articles as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi, except in the Cooking section. 
  4. Log out when you're done.

Offsite/remote access:

  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account with your personal email address, or click on "log in here" if you have already created an account.
  4. After 72 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 72 hours of remote access.

Using the New York Times Digital App

  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free New York Times app, or visit your device's app store.
  2. Open your device's browser to navigate to this page, tap this remote access link, and tap "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account, or log in if you've already created one.
  4. Then, leave the browser and launch the app.
  5. Sign in with your email address. The code already will have been applied, and you have access for 72 hours.
  6. Once your 72 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 72 hours of access.
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Odilo

Use your library card to borrow eBooks in Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Read in your browser on PC, Mac®, tablets or mobile devices.

  • Borrow up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days, with one renewal allowed per title.
  • Odilo is available only to FVRL cardholders who are also district residents or paying non-residents.

Get started today!

  1. Browse or search for a title you'd like to read. (More about searching.)
  2. Choose "Borrow" to check out the book. (More about borrowing and streaming.)
  3. Log in with your library card number and PIN.
  4. Choose "Display in Browser."  We recommend reading in your browser. The app is not yet fully functioning.

Printable instructions in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (PDF)

 

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OverDrive (Libby App)

NOTE: SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE TONIGHT (JULY 6): Users new to OverDrive who need Adobe Digital Editions (not needed for the Libby App) may experience setup difficulties overnight tonight because of vendor maintenance.

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks to read on the device of your choice. Check out up to ten titles at a time for up to 21 days.

Borrow eBooks and audiobooks to read on the device of your choice. Check out up to ten titles at a time for up to 21 days.

Get started reading on:

• iOS, Android or Windows 10: Download the Libby app below.
• Kindle: Try one of these options.
• Other eReaders: Follow instructions for using Adobe Digital Editions.
• Windows 7 or Mac computer: Follow OverDrive’s instructions.
• Windows 8 computer: Follow OverDrive’s instructions.
• Chromebooks: You have a couple of options.

Need more help? Check out accessibility options. Try Libby Help, see our Tech Help FAQs or Ask us.

 

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OverDrive Kids

Browse OverDrive's Kids' catalog for EPUB, PDF and Kindle format eBooks as well as MP3 eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days.

Here's how:

  1. Go to OverDrive Kids and choose "Sign In."
  2. Sign in with your card number and PIN--unless you're over 13, then sign in with OverDrive and create an account.
  3. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  4. Find instructions for getting started with your device on OverDrive Help.

Redish-brown circle with a stylized maroon-haired character smiling above an open, aqua book coverDownload OverDrive's Libby app for iOS, Android or Windows 10+ and get help with Libby if you need it.

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OverDrive Teens

Browse OverDrive's Teen catalog for EPUB, PDF and Kindle format eBooks as well as MP3 eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days.

Here's how:

  1. Go to OverDrive Teens and choose "Sign In."
  2. Create an OverDrive account with an email and password of your choice, unless you're under 13.
  3. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  4. Find instructions for getting started with your device on OverDrive Help.

Redish-brown circle with a stylized maroon-haired character smiling above an open, aqua book coverDownload OverDrive's Libby App for iOS, Android or Windows 10+ and get help with Libby if you need it.

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ProQuest: Newspapers

Access full-text articles, including obituaries from a variety of U.S. newspapers. Some titles of particular interest are:

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RBdigital

Browse the RBdigital catalog of downloadable eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days. Here's how:

  1. Register for an RBdigital account with an email and password.
  2. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  3. Use the app or visit the site to borrow and enjoy!
  4. Watch a tutorial video or read FAQs for more information.
  5. Have more questions? Get Tech Help.
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ReferenceUSA

Find U.S. white pages and yellow pages, as well as demographic details and heat maps for U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Get the most out of Reference USA by visiting their Learning Center. *Please note: you may set up a ReferenceUSA personal account to save your searches, and be confronted with a web page warning you that it is unsafe. Don't worry; it is safe to proceed in this instance.

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World Book Discover

Find multimedia on a variety of subjects, science fair projects, biographies, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more for high school students.  

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World Book Student Support Resources

While we're all staying home to save lives, World Book has expanded access to several resources of interest to students and parents.

In addition to the usual World Book resources you know and love from our website, check out these as well:

Advanced
Search all World Book resources in one place. Find links to citation builders, educator tools, current headlines and more under the menu in the upper right.
Activity Corner
Fun arts and crafts projects for PreK - adult makers, sortable by age range, activity type, culture, time to complete, cost of materials, and even curriculum correlation.
Dramatic Learning
Learn through theater!  Search plays by grade, subject or title and find reader's theater, monologues, skits, and plays you can use at home or with friends or classmates in video apps online.
Science Power
Parents, find support for Washington science curriculum with lessons, labs, and even assessments for grades 2-6, based on your child's classroom textbook.
Social Studies Power
Parents, link your child's grade 2-6 home study to their school social studies text book and find literacy, geography and civics tools.
L'Encyclopédie Découverte
Learning French, or used to an immersion program? Try the World Book Discovery Encyclopedia in French!
Kids eLearn
Do your kids read Arabic? Take this World Book Kids version out for a spin. It contains all the topics of the English version in Arabic!
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WorldCat

Find items--books, audiobooks, journals, and sometimes even articles--within and beyond FVRL's collection. Although you can access this without a library card, you must use your library card if you wish to start here in requesting an interlibrary loan.

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