Online Resources

Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, transitioning from a military to civilian career, and more. To begin, click here. This services is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

Connect with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm. Get help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. To begin, click here. This services is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

Get live help from tutors in a variety of subjects, free of charge! To begin, click here. This service is made possible by the Library of Virginia.

Small Business Reference Center provides a wealth of information for budding entrepreneurs, including access to NOLO books on important business and nonprofit topics. Click here to access a list of EBSCO database products, and scroll down to select Small Business Reference Center.

Universal Class offers the highest quality online courses for those interested in pursuing continuing education and personal development. Choose from over 500 self-paced and instructor-led courses, all on your own schedule! To begin, click here.

The Virginia Newspaper Project is part of the United States Newspaper Program, a national effort to locate, describe, inventory, preserve, and provide public access to the United States imprint newspapers housed in the Commonwealth. To begin searching, click here.

Visit the International Code Council’s “Free Resources” page to access building codes for a variety of locales. The information is free, though the site places some restrictions on searching and printing the information. To begin, click here.

The Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) contains the building regulations that must be complied with when constructing a new building, structure, or an addition to an existing building. To begin your research, click here.

Find objective expert ratings on a variety of products and services via Consumer Reports Online. This database is designed to be user-friendly, so finding advice on purchases is just a click away. To begin, click hereIf you’re logging in from home, please use your library card number for access.

Visit eBooks on EBSCOhost to locate eBooks on a variety of subjects.  To begin, click here, and select “EBSCOhost Research Databases” if prompted.

Looking for something?  Find it Virginia probably has it. You can find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV and radio transcripts, company information and investment reports, health and wellness information, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.

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MasterFILE Elite provides full text for magazines, periodicals and reference books covering a wide-range of subject areas. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps and flags. To begin, click hereIf you’re logging in from home, please use your library card number for access.

Senior Navigator is a one-stop online resources for senior citizens in Virginia. This award-winning program combines the Internet with a network of volunteers to bring over 21,000 health and aging resources – both public and private – to seniors, their families and caregivers.

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Ancestry provides coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as records from Canada and other areas. Read more about Ancestry Library Edition.

FamilySearch is a family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. The Clifton Forge Public Library is one of over 4,000 FamilySearch Centers that provides access to the FamilySearch database of digitized records, family trees, books, and genealogies. This service requires the creation of a free FamilySearch Account.


Footnote is now fold3! Keeping its focus on bringing together original historical documents and social networking, fold3 promises a greater emphasis on military records.  Read more about the changes here.

HeritageQuest is an essential collection of unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. You can use HeritageQuest Online to find your ancestors, trace their paths across America, and learn what life was like in the areas where they settled. Read more about Heritage Quest

Have you ever started a novel only to find it’s part of a series, with no idea what to read next?  Try eSequels, which provides an easy way to locate books that are part of a series.  This database can be searched by author and title, as well as by character, location, and subject.

Looking for something to read? Use NoveList to find book reviews, plot summaries and get book recommendations based on your favorite books or authors. To begin, click here.

If you’re in need of legal forms for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the LegalForms database is the place to start.  Find forms related to divorce and bankruptcy proceedings, wills, real estate transactions, powers of attorney, and much more.  The database also includes an Attorney Directory and legal dictionary.  To begin, click here.  If you’re accessing the site from home, please use your library card number as your password.

The Virginia Law Portal brings together the legal publications that comprise Virginia Law: the Code of Virginia, Administrative Code and the Commonwealth’s Constitution. The newly designed Web site adds Compacts, Charters, Authorities, and Uncodified Acts to the law resources available for searching and navigating. To begin, click hereTo locate resources for self-represented litigants, visit the Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help page by clicking here.


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