Bonus Content

Enjoy free, temporary access to these resources during the COVID-19 crisis. While VBPL can not guarantee these resources will be available when we resume normal operations, we are happy to make them available to you while we can!

Ancestry.com : Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders working remotely, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

Free Audible

Booklist.  The American Library Association has made its Booklist and related materials free for the time being. This includes book recommendations, reviews and the like.

Foundation Directory Online: Trying to search for grants from home? You can now access the Foundation Directory Online from home through VBPL. 

Infobase Products:  Infobase is offering library patrons free access to a bundle of their products thru April 30 or beyond if need be. Just use the following login and password to access:

Login: patrontrial

Password: trial

Scholastic Learn at Home

Tumble Book Library: VBPL has secured temporary access to the Tumble Book Library. Please login using the following: Login- "VBPL20"; Password: "trial"

Westlaw: Submit a request for access to this legal research tool using VBPL's Ask the Law Library link. Staff will contact you during office hours and provide you with confidential credentials.

WiFi Access:  With the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle.

World Book:  Access World Book's FULL SUITE of digital resources until April 30, 2020. World Book Online is a great resource for distance learning and non-fiction e-reading. 

Additional Resources List: Please use this link to see a compilation of additional resources that are currently free for students to use during this crisis.
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