FVRL Resources A-Z

These resources are provided by FVRL and are available to all in any FVRL library. They are also available outside the library with your FVRL card. (See restrictions as noted.)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Search magazines, books, videos and reports for projects and information. Find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas.

Subject areas include arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & paper crafts.

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Hoopla

Check out up to 12 films, TV episodes, music albums, or eComics from Hoopla monthly and enjoy them on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV.

  • Hoopla is available only to FVRL cardholders who are also district residents or paying non-residents.
  • View movies and TV shows* for three (3) days following checkout.
  • Stream music albums for up to seven (7) days following checkout.
  • Download and view eComics for 21 days following checkout.

Get started today!

  1. Create an account with the email and password of your choice.
  2. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser. (For FAQs, see Hoopla Support.)
  3. Borrow and enjoy!

*You may need the Widevine plugin to view videos in your browser. If you are using Firefox, you may wish to use Google Chrome instead, as it doesn't require the plugin.

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Kanopy

Stream independent films, documentaries, classic films, Great Courses, world cinema, kids' educational programming, and kids' movies (with Common Sense Media ratings).

  • Watch up to 10 films per month. (Play credits reset on the 1st of the month.)
  • Take up to 3 days to watch each film

Get started now!

  1. Create an account with an email and password of your choice.
  2. Verify your email and enter your card number and PIN to complete sign-up.
  3. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser.
  4. Borrow and enjoy!
  5. Find Help if you need it.
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Learning Express Library

Find resources including practice tests and tutorials for school success; college, career, and citizenship preparation; and software and computer tutorials.

You'll be able to:

  • Improve your skills in elementary, middle, and high school subjects, or study for your high school equivalency credential.
  • Prepare for the ACT, SAT, and AP tests and more, and search for scholarships.
  • Explore careers and prepare for entrance and occupational exams and military tests.
  • Find a college, review your college skills, or prepare for for college placement exams and grad school admission exams.
  • Learn computer and internet basics, and master popular software such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, and Windows operating systems.

Some features require free registration in order to save your work, revisit your tests, or store scores. You'll need a valid email address and PIN to register.

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Learning Express Library: Recursos para hispanohablantes

Encuentre recursos para hispanohablantes sobre lectura y escritura en inglés, matemáticas y cómo prepararse para el examen de GED.

Find resources for Spanish speakers about reading and writing in English, math and preparing for the GED test.

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Microsoft Imagine Academy

Updated 10/2/18.  Learn anything from Microsoft Office, computer science, data science; even IT infrastructure.

This resource is intended for Washington State residents only. To access this resource you will need to:
▪ Provide your zip code and certify you're a resident when asked.
▪ Have access to a computer or cloud storage with sufficient space to save the OneNote or Excel files containing the learning resources.

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New York Times Digital

Enjoy complimentary access to nytimes.com.

Enjoy complimentary access to nytimes.com, and view articles from 1980 to today. Here's how.

From inside the library or on library Wi-Fi:

  1. Click on nytimes.com.
  2. Click "Log In" and then "Create one" to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account. (Note: if you don't want to receive email marketing communications from the New York Times, uncheck that box when you sign up, or follow the unsubscribe instructions if you start getting marketing emails.)
  3. You may now view as many articles as you want during your time on the library computer or library Wi-Fi, except in the Cooking section. 
  4. Log out when you're done.

Offsite/remote access:

  1. Click this remote access link.
  2. Click "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account with your personal email address, or click on "log in here" if you have already created an account.
  4. After 72 hours, you will need to go back to step 1 and click the remote access link again for another 72 hours of remote access.

Using the New York Times Digital App

  1. Select the correct icon below to download the free New York Times app, or visit your device's app store.
  2. Open your device's browser to navigate to this page, tap this remote access link, and tap "Redeem" to get 72 hours of continuous access, except in the Cooking section.
  3. Create an account, or log in if you've already created one.
  4. Then, leave the browser and launch the app.
  5. Sign in with your email address. The code already will have been applied, and you have access for 72 hours.
  6. Once your 72 hours is over, you can repeat step 2 to get another 72 hours of access.
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Odilo

Use your library card to borrow eBooks in Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Read in your browser on PC, Mac®, tablets or mobile devices.

  • Borrow up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days, with one renewal allowed per title.
  • Odilo is available only to FVRL cardholders who are also district residents or paying non-residents.

Get started today!

  1. Browse or search for a title you'd like to read. (More about searching.)
  2. Choose "Borrow" to check out the book. (More about borrowing and streaming.)
  3. Log in with your library card number and PIN.
  4. Choose "Display in Browser."  We recommend reading in your browser. The app is not yet fully functioning.

Printable instructions in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (PDF)

 

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OverDrive

Browse the OverDrive catalog for  EPUB, PDF and Kindle format eBooks as well as MP3 eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days. Here's how:

  1. Create an OverDrive account with an email and password of your choice (Recommended)
  2. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  3. Find instructions for getting started with your device on OverDrive Help.
  4. Return titles early if you wish.

Just looking for kids' or teen titles? Visit OverDrive Kids or OverDrive Teens!

Redish-brown circle with a stylized maroon-haired character smiling above an open, aqua book coverDownload OverDrive's Libby app for iOS, Android or Windows 10+ and get help with Libby if you need it.

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OverDrive Kids

Browse OverDrive's Kids' catalog for EPUB, PDF and Kindle format eBooks as well as MP3 eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days.

Here's how:

  1. Go to OverDrive Kids and choose "Sign In."
  2. Sign in with your card number and PIN--unless you're over 13, then sign in with OverDrive and create an account.
  3. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  4. Find instructions for getting started with your device on OverDrive Help.

Redish-brown circle with a stylized maroon-haired character smiling above an open, aqua book coverDownload OverDrive's Libby app for iOS, Android or Windows 10+ and get help with Libby if you need it.

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OverDrive Teens

Browse OverDrive's Teen catalog for EPUB, PDF and Kindle format eBooks as well as MP3 eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days.

Here's how:

  1. Go to OverDrive Teens and choose "Sign In."
  2. Create an OverDrive account with an email and password of your choice, unless you're under 13.
  3. Download and install the appropriate app for your device.
  4. Find instructions for getting started with your device on OverDrive Help.

Redish-brown circle with a stylized maroon-haired character smiling above an open, aqua book coverDownload OverDrive's Libby App for iOS, Android or Windows 10+ and get help with Libby if you need it.

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ProQuest: Newspapers

Access full-text articles, including obituaries from a variety of U.S. newspapers. Some titles of particular interest are:

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RBdigital

Browse the RBdigital catalog of downloadable eAudio. Check out up to seven (7) titles at a time for 21 days. Here's how:

  1. Register for an RBdigital account with an email and password or use your RBdigital Magazines account if you have one.
  2. Download and install the appropriate app for your device (also good for RBdigital Magazines!).
  3. Use the app or visit the site to borrow and enjoy!
  4. Watch a tutorial video or read FAQs for more information.
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RBdigital Magazines

Read your favorite magazines in electronic format. Here's how:

  1. Create an RBdigital Magazines account with an email and password or use your RBdigital account if you have one.
  2. Mobile users: Download the right app for your device (also good for RBdigital audiobooks!)
  3. Visit the site through FVRL or the app and check out magazines to enjoy.
  4. Read the FAQs if you have questions.
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ReferenceUSA

Find U.S. white pages and yellow pages, as well as demographic details and heat maps for U.S. and Canadian businesses.

Get the most out of Reference USA by visiting their Learning Center. *Please note: you may set up a ReferenceUSA personal account to save your searches, and be confronted with a web page warning you that it is unsafe. Don't worry; it is safe to proceed in this instance.

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WOIS/The Career Information System

Find your strengths, match them with occupations, and explore career choices. Get details on 500+ occupations, including the military. Locate training programs. Store your job information in your online portfolio. Just starting to plan your career path?

Take the Reality Check quiz to see what it takes to be independent and achieve your goals.

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World Book Discover

Find multimedia on a variety of subjects, science fair projects, biographies, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more for high school students.  

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World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

Una enciclopedia para niños. Encuentre artículos sobre temas populares y escolares, definiciones del diccionario, imágenes, y mapas.

An encyclopedia in Spanish for students. Find articles on popular and school topics, definitions from the dictionary, images, and maps.

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