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ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION
Ancestry Library Edition contains collections with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Note: This is only available on computers at a Library location.
Early learning games for math, phonics, science, and more for children ages 2-8.
Note: Only available on children’s computers in the all library locations.
Submit questions, interact with live tutors, take practice tests, send your papers to the writing lab, and more.
Full-text journals for business, including marketing, management, accounting, and economics, as well as detailed information on public and private companies.
GuideStar is Candid’s premier nonprofit research tool with the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library.
Find do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for most domestic and imported vehicles.
Discover the full text of the popular Consumer Reports magazine through our Ebsco subscription service.
Reference Solutions has vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada, helping researchers find valuable sales leads, conduct market research or competitive analysis, and do effective marketing and outreach.
Explore Spokane’s history through historic images of the homes, buildings, streets, Indigenous Peoples, and activities in and around the region in the Inland Northwest Special Collection.
This full-text database is a dedicated resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America.
A collection of the most popular full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers.
Designed for elementary school students, Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
Access FamilySearch genealogical resources. You will not need your library card to login, but you will need to create your own personal FamilySearch account to access the database. Note: Only available on computers at any Library location.
A searchable directory of grantmakers, grants, and grant recipients by subjects and locations that can help nonprofits and government organizations find potential funding sources. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library.
Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports.
Quickly access articles from a database of scholarly journals and other trusted periodicals. Best for academic research.
Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports.
Explore this database of encyclopedias and reference sources within the Gale eBooks platform. For multidisciplinary research.
Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
Search a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to alternative medical practices.
An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a wide array of subjects.
Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.
Discover international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
Explore thousands of topics across subjects including literature, science, history, and social issues using different sources.
Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.
Find articles, topic overviews, statistics, and primary documents that show pro and con arguments for controversial topics.
Find articles, images, videos, and experiments on a variety of scientific topics.
Primary literary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies of world writers from all time periods.
Find full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays.
Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 6,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.
A searchable directory of funding, grants, and scholarships offered to students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library
Stream up to eight eBooks, audiobooks, movies, shows, and more per month instantly. Download the hoopla app to stream on your device. Check out a Binge Pass for 7-day unlimited access by using only one streaming credit here.
700+ detailed market and industry reports for the United States including SWOT analyses, financial ratios, and more. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library.
Stream eight videos a month from any computer, smart TV, or mobile device with 30,000 titles to choose from, or stream titles from our unlimited viewing packages without using credits. Supported by the Friends of the Library.
Find job search and workplace skills improvement; reading, writing, math, and basic science skill building; career certification and license exam prep; high school equivalency, college, and grad school entrance test prep.
Legal GPS is a gamified platform that helps new and existing businesses “do legal” without having to hire a lawyer.
Make something great with Craftsy through Libby/OverDrive! Access thousands of hours of content relating to crafting, art, and DIY.
Find the Library’s collection of eBooks and audiobooks for all ages using OverDrive or the Libby app. Discover popular titles, new books, diverse collections, and more.
Read the Library’s collection of digital magazines for all ages using OverDrive or the Libby app. Choose from popular magazines like Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Highlights, Minecraft World, and many more.
Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started for free with your library card.
LOTE4Kids is a selection of digital books in world languages, created for children to enjoy books and learn language through storytelling.
LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Just fill in the answers presented and LivePlan does the heavy lifting for you.
Explore vital genealogical records in the U.S. with a focus on New England. Note: This service is only available at Central Library.
Search full text and images of a wide variety of historic Washington and Idaho newspapers, along with newspapers in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, and Wyoming.
Learn digital literacy skills to navigate the internet and computer tech with ease.
Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author for beginning readers up to teens.
Find fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks by title, plot, keyword, or author, including “best of” lists, similar authors, and book discussion guides.
Research and analyze companies, deals, funds, investors and service providers across the entire private investment lifecycle.
Take an online course to help prepare for the U.S Citizenship Naturalization Test.
Learn over 150 languages, including English for foreign language speakers, with special courses for children and health care workers.
In-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other business research topics.
Explore cultural and geographic fact sheets on countries, states, and Canadian provinces.
A magazine and newspaper database with images, audiovisual materials, and television news transcripts.
Designed to give you introductory information support groups on topics that may be important to you covering health, finance, and personal growth.
Discover digital versions Spokane’s historic newspapers, including The Spokesman-Review from 1883 to 2009, and the Spokane Chronicle from 1890 to 1992.
A curated collection of full-text journals and popular magazines on a wide range of global historical topics and themes.
Texts and information students need for advancing their study of English literature.
A collection of digitized newspapers providing genealogists, researchers, and scholars with cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content, including The Spokesman Review since 2010.
Provides one-stop access to thousands of full-text periodicals from one of the broadest and most inclusive general reference databases available.
Get answers on a variety of topics such as animals, countries, social issues, or famous people with topic overviews and eBooks for elementary and middle school students.
Access to financial benchmarking figures including standards for balance sheet and income statement line items, as well as numerous industry average ratios.
Statistics and market reports on over 80,000 topics arranged by business market sector. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library.
Searchable ebooks for teens that provide introductory information and support resources on health, finance, and personal growth.
TumbleBook Library includes children’s fiction, non-fiction, and foreign language titles, math stories, read-alongs, videos, TumbleTV (pre-set playlists of a sequence of books), puzzles, and games.
Official Washington State and federal business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms.
Value Line’s comprehensive research center not only evaluates U.S. stocks, this expanded version also features mutual funds, options, and weekly investment and economic reports.
With thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies, World Book Kids is designed to encourage young learners to be curious.
Find the full text of The World Book Encyclopedia along with daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.
Explore the history of the world through World Book’s Timelines, including creating your own personalized timeline.