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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.
The premier directory with access to 30 million business and executive profiles and 240 million residents.
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.
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.
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.
A searchable online directory of foundations and the grants they provided to nonprofit organizations. Note: Only available on computers at Central Library.
Searchable demographics and consumer and business statistics, with directory information and easy business startup reports.
Discover international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events.
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
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.
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.
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.
Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started for free with your library card.
Investment information on companies, funds, and markets, along with newsletters, articles, and other educational information fund.
Explore vital genealogical records in the U.S. with a focus on New England. Note: This service is only available at Central Library starting July 11.
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.
Official Washington State and federal business, personal, real estate, and general legal forms.