FVRL Resources

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.)

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Health and Wellness (Gale)

Use this eResource to find magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, and information on all health related topics. The materials contained in this resource are intended for informational purposes only.


Search the digital US Census records from 1790-1950 or the full-text of 25,000 family and local history books in Heritage Quest.

High School (Gale in Context)

Find magazine articles, news, multimedia presentations and more on a wide variety of subjects (literature, science, history, and social issues) relevant to high school learning goals.

History Reference Source

View full-text reference books, encyclopedias, non-fiction books, history periodicals, documents, and biographies along with historical photos, maps, and videos.

Hobbies & Crafts Source

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.

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile)

Search home improvement topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.


Check out up to 20 films, TV episodes, music albums, eAudio, or eComics from Hoopla monthly and enjoy them on your computer, phone, tablet, or TV. Collections available in several languages, including español中文, and русский.

Basic information
  • Materials are available in over 70 languages.
  • View movies and TV shows for 72 hours (3 days) following checkout. (Some publishers limit the borrow time to 48 hours (2 days).)
  • Stream music albums for up to seven (7) days following checkout.
  • Download and view eComics, eBooks, eAudio, and sheet music for 21 days following checkout.
  • Start an online book club.
Get started today
  1. Go to Hoopla and sign up with the email and password of your choice.
  2. Download the appropriate app for your device, or use it in your web browser.
  3. Borrow and enjoy!
How to turn on subtitles in Hoopla

Hoopla offers subtitles for many of the movies and TV shows in its collection. Videos with subtitles available display a "CC" icon next to the title on the video's details page.

To activate subtitles, first start playing the video. Then, follow the steps listed below based on how you are watching:

On a computer

  1. Click the middle of the screen to bring up the playback menu.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right of the screen.
  3. Pick a language to turn on subtitles.
  4. If you wish, click "Caption Settings" to change font and background settings.
  5. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the settings window.

On an Android Device or Kindle Fire

  1. Tap the middle of the screen to bring up the viewing menu.
  2. Tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap the language name to turn on subtitles.
  4. Tap the X in the upper right corner to close the subtitles window. (You may have to tap the screen again to get back to the movie.)

On an iOS device

  1. Tap the middle of the screen to bring up the viewing menu.
  2. Tap the small, 3-dot icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
  3. Tap "Subtitles"
  4. Tap the language name to turn on subtitles.
Get help
  • See Hoopla help for FAQs.
  • Forgot the email address you used to sign up or no longer have access to it? Just use our Help form. Be sure to include your library account number and a description of your issue, including old and new email addresses, if applicable.
  • Forgot your Hoopla password? Use the "Forgot your password?" link on the Hoopla login page once you know the correct email address.
  • Need to reset your Hoopla password? We can do that for you! Just use our Help form.
  • Ask us for Help for other Hoopla issues (not account login).
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