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ABCmouse

Play and learn with books, educational games, puzzles, art activities, songs, music videos, and more.

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Accel5

Learn and earn using the business library, which features videos, book summaries and articles on professional development, leadership theory and business best practices. Available through September 2022.

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America's Newspapers

Search full-text articles from local and national newspapers and news magazines.

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America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

Search national obituaries and death notices ranging from 1999 to present.

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Ancestry.com

Discover your family history by searching the US Census Records, Vital Records, Military Records, Immigration Records and more.

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Artist Works

Reach your musical goals by viewing lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians. All learners are welcome.

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Book Quest: The Challenge

Chesapeake Public Library challenges you to read 52 books in one year.

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Business Plans Handbook

Find samples of actual business plans geared to entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses.

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Chesapeake Code of Ordinances and Zoning

Access the City of Chesapeake’s Code of Ordinances and Zoning.

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Code of Virginia

Access laws enacted by the Virginia General Assembly within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Includes Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts.

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Creativebug

Hone your hobby with more than 1,000 arts and crafts classes taught by design experts and artists.

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Explora

Search the online encyclopedia that pulls together books and articles from academic journals, magazines and more.

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Freegal

Listen to music any time by streaming songs through Freegal.
Download three recordings each week and grow your personal collection.

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Gale in Context: Elementary

Explore the online encyclopedia with topics and interests geared toward kids.

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The Great Courses

Keep learning with college level lectures spanning a variety of subjects.

The Great Courses use one play credit for a thirty-day period. Enjoy up to five play credits each month.

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Heritage Quest

Discover images of primary source materials such as: US Census, Census maps, family history books, City Directories, Slave schedules, Freedman’s Bank and more. Available through July 2022.

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Hoopla

Stream movies, music and TV shows as well as comics, ebooks and audiobooks.
Enjoy up to five checkouts each month.

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IndieFlix

Stream box-office hits, pop culture favorites, award-winning feature films, documentaries and shorts.

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JobNow

Connect with a live, certified career coach to help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and identify development needs. Available seven days a week, 2:00pm to 11:00pm.

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Junior Library Guild Digital

Read anywhere, anytime, anyplace and join the reading revolution that puts new eBooks in the hands of PreK-12 readers. New titles are added monthly. Available through September 2022.

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Just For Kids

Enjoy TV shows and read-along storybooks from popular creators such as Sesame Street, PBS, and Reading Rainbow.

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Kanopy

Stream independent films, documentaries, kids' shows and the Great Courses.
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KidSpeak

Help your kids learn to speak languages through Transparent Language. Sign up for online classes in English, Chinese- Mandarin, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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Legal Forms

Access thousands of legal forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues such as: divorce, real estate and power of attorney. Also includes legal definitions, state tax forms, a legal Q&A and more.

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Lexis Advance

Access all state and federal statutes, cases, Virginia secondary materials and forms.

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Libby by Overdrive

Download ebooks and audiobooks, watch movies and concerts or take an online class! Available as a mobile app or in your web browser.
Enjoy up to six checkouts each month.

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Libby Magazines

Borrow complete digital copies of your favorite magazines anytime, anywhere.

Enjoy unlimited access to over 3,000 titles with a 14-day checkout period.

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LinkedIn Learning

Develop skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Literature Criticism Online

Navigate through centuries of literary analysis – spanning all time periods, genres and regions of the world.

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MasterFILE Complete

Search more than 1,000 reference books, over 160,000 primary source documents and an image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps and flags.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

Help connect young readers with their next favorite read. Explore read-a-likes, genres and subjects for kids.

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NoveList Plus

Discover your next favorite read, find read-a-likes or delve in on your favorite subjects.

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Peterson's Career Prep

Access 5,000 templates for resumés and cover letters. Search for jobs, based on personal and career preferences, using match listings powered by Indeed.com. Or, learn how to interview and network with confidence.

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Qello Concerts

Stream the ultimate live concert experience from the comfort of home.watch

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Read It!

Read short articles, written to support reading skills, on topics needed for school and everyday life.

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Transparent Language

Learn to read and speak a new language from over 100 choices with a variety of courses and activities.

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Tutor.com

Access one-on-one live tutoring from noon until midnight. Prep for tests, practice skills and polish your resumé or cover letter.

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Universal Class

Earn continuing education units with more than 500 self-paced classes.

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VetNow

Connect with a live military benefits navigator to help identify eligibility for support services, connecting with support services and identifying needs. Available Monday-Friday, 2:00pm to 11:00pm.

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Virginia Law Portal

Learn everything you need to know about laws in our state with access to the Code of Virginia, Virginia Administrative Code and the constitution of Virginia plus Charters, Authorities, Compacts and Uncodified Acts as pertains to the Commonwealth of Virginia..

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Virginian Pilot

Read the daily local newspaper exactly like the one delivered to your door. Gain quick access to articles published in the Virginian Pilot. Covers 1990 through present.

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Westlaw

Access statues, case law and secondary sources. Includes practice aids for Virginia attorneys with strong federal and national secondary resources.

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