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

Overdrive Enjoy eBooks & audiobooksOverdrive – enjoy eBooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Be sure to login when using 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.  Magazines are coming to Overdrive in early 2021.


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


Button to click to launch hoopla web page

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 650,000 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

EBSCO ebooks

Ebsco logoK-8 Collection E-books for K-8 students and educators.

eBook High School Collection Designed specifically for high school students and educators.

eBook Cricket Media Collection The collection includes more than 400 titles in e-book format and is suitable for Children grades Pre-K through 8th.

eBook History Collection Collection features more than 17,000 world history e-books to meet the content needs of students in their research. Titles encompass a variety of subjects, including medieval history, history of music, history of science, law in history, history of philosophy, art history, history of technology, history of business and economics, history of religion, military history and more.


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.

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.



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.


Button to enter Gale Presents Peterson's Career Prep database

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.


Kids Info Bits login linkPictorial search for encyclopedia and reference materials geared to elementary grades

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Residents of Virginia have access to a variety of digital resources to Virginia residents through their local public library. This is made possible with Library Service and Technology funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Virginia.

  • Main Library

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


  • Gordonsville BRanch

    Gordonsville Branch
    319 N. Main Street
    Gordonsville, VA 22942

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  • Wilderness Branch

    Wilderness Branch
    6421 Flat Run Road
    Locust Grove, VA 22508

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