Orange County Public Library


Digital Collections | Research, Reference & Databases

Print at the library with PrinterOn.  Send a print job from your laptop, home computers, phone or tablet and pick it up at the library.  Just use the PrinterOn app or go to and select the library location where you want your item to print and whether you want black and white or color.  B&W costs 15 cents per page and color costs 50 cents per page.  PrinterOn will send you a code and when you give that to staff and pay for the printing, they will release your job to our printer.   Gordonsville Branch Printer Link   Wilderness Branch Printer Link

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Overdrive – enjoy about 25,000 eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos.

Be sure to login when using Libby/OVERDRIVE as you will not get to see everything available unless you login before searching.

Your best choice for bestsellers, though they may have holds lists.

The Library of Virginia also offers a large collection of items that our cardholders are eligible to borrow, including over 3,000 magazines.

In the Libby app, just click the Libby Logo and where it shows your libraries,  click add a library, type in Library of Virginia and use your OCPL card information.

This also gives you additional Overdrive borrows should you need them and additional holds you can place.

Overdrive Visit the digital collection for Kids and Teens eReading RoomCheck out our new eBooks site for kids & teens on OVERDRIVE


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Hoopla allows 5 borrows per card, per month


One all-inclusive mobile app or website. The platform is simple, intuitive and free to our patrons. BEST OF ALL? There is NO WAITING for titles, the collection contains more than 800,000 titles and is growing every day!!  Streams with AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.  Audio content can also be used through a Hoopla app on Alexa.

  • Borrowed content is available for immediate streaming on a computer or mobile device
  • On the digital app, borrowed content can be temporarily downloaded for offline use (yes, you can watch movies and listen to movies and audiobooks while you are traveling!)
  • Music albums can be listened in their entirety or shuffled between other checked out albums
  • hoopla’s eReader, Action View, is interactive, allowing a comic book to be read panel by panel!
  • hoopla has a Kid’s Mode setting, allowing young people access to content geared towards ages 12 and under

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Kanopy provides streaming video content nearly 30,000 movies and other videos that inspire, educate and entertain including independent films, foreign films, documentaries, TV shows from History Channel, PBS, A&E and more.

Free to cardholders, Kanopy’s unique selection offers something for everyone, from award winning indie films to important and timely documentaries, to foreign films, popular cinema, children’s shows and more.  

Many of Kanopy’s videos are not available on Netflix or any other streaming video platform, and the experience is easy-to-use and completely advertisement free

Kanopy Kids program offers with unlimited downloads for a week as one borrow .  Borrows are limited to 5 per month per card.


FreadingFreading has 60,000+ eBooks all available at all times with no waiting. Freading has an especially strong collection of non-fiction titles. You will need to set up an account to use it.


Link to launch America's News by Newsbank Database Link to launch Orange Review newspaper on Newsbank Link to Launch Richmond Times Dispatch image edition on Newsbank Link to launch the Daily Progress image edition on NewsbankLink to launch the Culpeper Star-Exponent image edition on Newsbank

NewsBank America’s News offers text search of about 3,000 newspapers. It also offers image flip the page access for 90 newspapers including 9 from Virginia.  These papers are updated each morning so you can read today’s news.  We also have access to the Orange Review back to 2008.

Button Link to launch Just For Kids video collectionJust For Kids video collection from Infobase provides popular kids educational videos such as Sesame Street, PBS, Highlights for Children and more as a free streaming service.


Early World of Learning, World Book Online’s early childhood digital resource, is a child’s first encyclopedia, eBook, and introduction to core early concepts.  With read-aloud across all functions, the 60 stories in “World of Reading” and “Trek’s Travels” tie learning together through videos, games, and printable activities.  Twelve stories are available in both Spanish and English, and the worksheets also offer written instructions in Spanish.  Classic songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales complete the program, and are often included in the lesson plan for each story.


Research, Reference & Databases

Encyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library EditionEncyclopedia Britannica Online Public Library Edition for kidsFull-text encyclopedia with cool extra features like videos, timelines and maps. A great source for school reports.


AncestryWorks from inside the library only.

ProQuest has partnered with to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online.


Heritage QuestHeritageQuest Online Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content


Link to Universal Class

Universal class offers over 500 courses from photography to physics, from calligraphy to Microsoft Word.  CEU certificates available for many courses.

Great for lifelong learning, hobbies and job skills.


Link to Explora Research database

Explora provides reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books and works on computers and mobile devices.

Simple search gets you to relevant results including primary source documents, news articles and Associated Press videos.

Also offers topic overview and easy to browse categories by popular topic to enable exploring.

No ads or pop ups, COPPA compliant for schools, offers text to speech for articles, and provides citation help and export to bibliography generators like Easy Bib and Noodle tools.

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The most comprehensive and valuable collection of full-text general interest resources.  This authoritative general information database is the best place to start any research project.

Over 3400 journals & magazines are indexed and abstracted including 898 peer-reviewed publications.


Link to Rocket Languages

Rocket Languages is an award-winning interactive online language learning system developed for libraries.
The interactive, comprehensive website allows patrons to learn conversational language at their own pace.

The DRM-free program allows patrons to fully utilize Rocket Language learning by downloading it for easy access on all MP3 compatible devices.

Patrons continue to access their program online until they have completed the course.


Link to Launch Ebsco ReadIt

Provides adapted material for those learning English with articles that can be read to you, quizzes for vocabulary and comprehension and research materials that are accessible for ESL learners.


Link to Launch Novelist Plus

NovelistPlus is a tool designed to help readers discover what to read next.  It can help you find a book you remember, books in series, and recommend books for all ages from kids to seniors


Link to Gale Legal Forms

Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code. Leases, sales contracts, powers of atterney, etc.

Legal Forms, its publisher Gale Cengage, the Library of Virginia, Virginia Public libraries and their funding bodies assume no liability for actions resulting from the use of these forms.


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Button to enter Gale Presents Peterson’s Career Prep database

Job seeking and career exploration.  Create a professional resume for downloading or e-mailing, search for available jobs near you with a connection to Indeed. Take an interest and skills assessment to identify potential career fields.


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Accel5 Business Videos (Ebsco)

Ideal for busy professionals, Accel5 is a microlearning tool that helps employees develop soft skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork and innovation in just minutes and at their convenience. Accel5 includes short videos and summaries of current business books searchable by topic area.



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Get free online career prep, resume help, interview prep, and much more with your library card. Most online career tools provide “resume building” software or job-hunting strategies without one-to-one advice from a career coach. JobNow bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search.


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The Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) is a global thought leader dedicated to expanding human potential through entrepreneurial mindset education.  ELI serves academic institutions, government agencies, for-profit and nonprofit organizations worldwide to empower their constituents with an entrepreneurial mindset through professional development, certification training, and courseware.

ELI hosts this self-paced, modular curriculum for entrepreneurs based on The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (Original Edition) is designed for a broad audience cultivating entrepreneurial thought and process.

Participants will consume video content, discuss and apply core concepts, engage in the entrepreneurial process, and reflect individually.  As a result, participants will become more empowered and engaged by:

  • Developing entrepreneurial attitudes, behaviors, and skills
  • Identifying social and situational factors that encourage or inhibit entrepreneurial behavior
  • Identifying, evaluating, and validating opportunities in ambiguous, real-world circumstances
  • Identifying and interacting with entrepreneurs who provide critical guidance and ongoing support


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Our Brainfuse VetNow navigators help veterans and their families understand and apply for the benefits they are eligible for from local, state, or federal programs. From housing and health care to education, mental health, and more, Brainfuse VetNow navigators are ready to help.


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HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed. Patrons access real-time assistance through the intuitive Brainfuse online classroom. Brainfuse tutors are trained to not provide answers, but to help users master a problem’s underlying academic concepts. Brainfuse offers tutoring and homework help services in Spanish for all subjects offered in English.


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    146A Madison Road
    Orange, VA 22960
    Fax: 540-672-5040


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    319 N. Main Street
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

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    Wilderness Branch
    6421 Flat Run Road
    Locust Grove, VA 22508

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