Your Library Online

MFRL is open 24 hours a day on the web!

When you use our databases, you have available many more reference sources, magazines, and periodicals than we could possibly provide in print format.

Our Online Resources provide a suite of unmatched tools including Language Classes, Online Education, Homework Help, Audiobook Downloads and more, all for free!

There is no charge for using your online library. Choose a category from the menu on the left to get started, or browse the library's entire list of Online Resources and Databases.

If you are outside of the library you may need to verify that you are a library patron. If you are not automatically authorized, you may need to enter your 14 digit library card number to access the databases. Any special instructions will appear at the top of the page for each database.

Audiobooks and eBooks

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OverDrive

Download eBooks and AudioBooks to your Tablet, Smart phone or MP3 Player. Full details on getting started can be found on our Overdrive Quick Start Guide
Or click the image below to go straight to our OverDrive catalog.
  OverDrive

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Digital Magazines

Zinio

Read magazines on your Computer, Tablet or Smart Phone. Zinio

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eBooks

Freading

Download eBooks to Freading your Tablet, Smart Phone or MP3 player.

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eBooks and Audiobooks

OneClickdigital

Download eBooks and AudioBooks to your Tablet, Smart phone or MP3 Player. OneClickdigital

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Learning

Universal Class

Over 500 online continuing education courses. Sign up, and start learning today! Universal Class Logo

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Books

BookBrowse

BookBrowse is an online magazine for book lovers: in-depth reviews; stories behind books; previews and book news; find handpicked book suggestions; get advice on starting & running a book club; and more! BookBrowse for Libraries

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Learning

Mango Languages

Sign up for a Mango account at the library and you can learn to speak any of nearly 50 languages. Mango Languages

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Research

Literati Public

Includes a host of resources for K-12 students and adults, is specifically Credo Literati customized for Virginia Libraries, and includes Homework Help.

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Art & Music
Expanded Academic ASAP

From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, and more. Expanded Academic ASAP Access scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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Books

Author Quotes

Famous quotations for all occasions! Browse over 25k Famous Quotes quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors.

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Health

Salem Health

Online access to Salem Press' award-winning health reference work: Magill's Medical Guide. Salem Health

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E-Content

eLibrary

Search current full text newspapers such as Roanoke Times, Washington Post and more. E-Library

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E-Content

EBSCOHost eBooks

A variety of educational and reference books can be viewed online covering Architecture to Social Studies.
EBSCO Host eBook Collection

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Genealogy & History

Fold3

Fold3 contains searchable digital images of records; including census, war, and naturalization files. Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

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Genealogy & History

Heritage Quest

Data on people and places using records covering the 1700's - 1900's. Heritage Quest Online

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Oral Histories

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General Research

We have many Research databases available which can provide verifiable sources of sorts. Some favorites include A to Z World Culture & The USA, Computer Databases, General OneFile and Reference Center Gold.

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General Research

A to Z World Culture

This database of 175 countries, covers culture, travel, customs, money, weather and much more.
A to Z World

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General Research

A to Z USA

Covers the United States, including: maps, photographs, cross words, statistics and demographics.
A to Z USA

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General Research

Computer Database

Keep pace with the fast changing world of high technology. This Computer Database provides Via Find It VA Product reviews, industry status reports, company profiles and more.

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General Research

Reference Center Gold

This general interest database has an easy-to-use interface with Via Find It VA articles from newspapers, reference books, & periodicals, many with full-text and images.

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General Research

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide Via Find It VA range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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Genealogy & History

Virginia Historical
Highway Markers

Virginia's Historical Marker program is the oldest in the nation, beginning in 1927, and is searchable online.

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Genealogy & History

Historical Documents of Genealogical Interest

Montgomery County's Cohabitation Register has been indexed and posted in The Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory site. Genealogists and local historians may find the content interesting.

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Genealogy & History

Virginia Memory

Provides online Digital Collections, Reading Rooms, Exhibitions & Online Classrooms.

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Oral Histories

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Kids & Teens

TumbleBooks Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading.

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Kids & Teens

Kid's InfoBits (K-5)

Subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate reference content for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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Kids & Teens

Junior Edition (6-8)

Designed for students in junior high and middle school, with information on current events, arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Kids & Teens

Student Edition (9-12)

Designed for high school students, with information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

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Kids & Teens

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Magazine for Kids contains Pictures, and Full-Text Books, and Magazines. It is completely searchable, with downloadable pictures and source citation tools.