Library Provided Resources

COVID-19 Update:

The library is currently closed to the public. A curbside pickup service is available for library patrons to access library materials. Library staff are available to answers questions Monday – Thursday 9am – 5:30pm, Fridays from 9am – 4:30pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Our phone number is (218) 748-7525.

Visit this link to learn more about our curbside pickup program:

Curbside Pickup @ Virginia Public Library!


Access World News
World news, at your fingertips!

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AtoZ Food America
Explore North America’s different food cultures with this exciting new resource!

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AtoZ World Food
Explore recipes & food culture by country! Search for recipes by ingredients! Feed your hunger!

America’s News
NewsBank has the latest in news, politics, entertainment, and more—from the Mesabi Daily News to USA Today.

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AncestryLibrary Edition – Go to the Online Catalog page and login to your library account to
Find your relatives @ home!

Beanstack – also available as an app
Keep track of what you’ve read, and access library reading programs!

Consumer Reports
Find ratings & reviews on different products.

Cypress Resume
Create and print a great resume!

Find a Topic
Explore NewsBanks’ Find a Topic pages.

America’s GenealogyBank
Looking for ancestors? Give America’s Genealogy Bank a go.

HelpNow from BrainFuse

Homework help for different grade levels including live online tutors.

Hobbies & Crafts reference center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Find tips and tricks for anything—patterns, recipes, collecting, hunting, and more!


Coaching, resume and job search tools for those looking for a job.

Gale Legal Forms

Legal Forms
Need a contract for deed or a simple will? Find Minnesota legal forms here.

Mango Languages
Use your library card to take a language course online!  Try our 30 Days of Language Challenge during the month of October!

Overdrive – also available as an app called Libby
Download free e-books and e-audio books.

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices
Search for obituaries and death notices.

RBdigital – also available as an app
Download free e-magazines and e-audio books.

Find business and residential information.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Are you applying for a civil service job? Are you nervous about college entrance exams? Take practice tests or refresher courses here!

TumbleBook Library

Available for a limited time, visit our recent Ebooks at your Library blog post to access a variety of e books and e audio collections including picture books, math books, teen books, and adult audio books and romance books.

ALS Provided Resources

ALS Provided
Not finding what you need? Go here for databases provided primarily by the Arrowhead Library System. Click the image of the Bookmobile to

State Provided Resources

The Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) provides online access to e-books, journals, magazines, and other articles covering a wide array of topics.

Minnesota Reflections
A project of the Minnesota Digital Library using images and documents shared by more than one hundred cultural heritage associations throughout the state.

The Minnesota Library Information Network provides access to most of Minnesota’s public and academic libraries.

Reader’s Advisory

Science Fiction & Fantasy Bibliography

Juvenile Series & Sequels

NoveList – Fiction suggestions, read-a-likes, and more

Stop, You’re Killing Me! – Mystery series in order

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