Resources

(Los recursos para hispanohablantes se enumeran en una página separada.)

FVRL Resources

NoveList Plus

Find a great read through subject headings, reviews, annotations, and much more. Access Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Discover new titles, series, and authors for kids and teens to enjoy. Find Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

Library Elf

Keep track of activity on multiple FVRL library card accounts. Create an account and add library cards to it to have all physical holds, due dates, and notifications in one place.

Booklist Reader

Enjoy Booklist’s new magazine for readers, featuring diverse readers' advisory recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages. Read the current issue or back issues!

Apps

Library Catalog App

Use FVRL's mobile app on your Apple and Android devices to get rapid, easy access to the catalog as well as the most-used tools and information at the library. Use the "Pick Up Now" feature for holds. A brief tutorial with screen images is available.

 

Web Resources

GoodReads

Get reading ideas by author or genre and read reviews by your fellow readers around the globe. You can even join GoodReads and write your own reviews.

Fantastic Fiction

Find the next book by your favorite author, look for books in a series, or find out what your favorite authors are recommending.

Lexile Framework for Reading

Find the right book for your reading level. Don't know your Lexile measure? Get help finding it.

Washington Talking Book & Braille Library

Learn about free services, such as downloadable audio or audiobooks by mail, available to Washington residents who are unable to read standard print material.

AR BookFinder

Search for Accelerated Reader books for yourself or your student in AR Book Finder.  Look through lists of award nominees and winners or popular topics.

Librarian Tips

Tip: Get Reading Ideas from the Library

If none of the resources here are inspiring you, why not take advantage of the professionals at the library?

  • Request a Library Sampler. Answer a few questions and library staff will put together a short stack of materials from our shelves for you to borrow within 2-3 days.
  • Request Reading Suggestions. We provide a list of personalized suggestions in 4-7 days based on your answers to some questions, then you can decide whether to place holds or borrow the titles.
  • Browse the book columns published in our Off the Shelf Blog for different lists of titles on a wide variety of subjects each month. You may find something you like.