• Home
  • Our Services
    • Library Card
    • Kids Place
    • Teens Page
    • Family & Local History
    • Info & Reference
    • Downloadable e-books & Audio
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Study Rooms
    • Book News
    • Contact Us
    • Best Sellers & Book Lists
  • Hours, Locations
  • Calendar
  • Beyond Books
    • Online Research Tools
    • Movies, Music & More
    • 1 Book, 1 Community
    • Downloadable e-books & audio
    • Zinio
    • Book News
    • Library Shops
    • Tours
    • Computers
    • PastPerfect
    • Tumble Books
    • ReadtheBooks
  • About Us
    • Library Fundraisers
      • 100th Anniversary Book
      • Architectural Prints
      • Watercolor Print
      • Donation opportunities
    • Book Sale
      • Used Book Sale
      • Book Drop-off Mornings
    • Friends of HRL
    • Library Administration
    • Jobs @ HRL
    • Contact Us
    • Library Policies
    • Volunteer
    • Library History & Photos
    • 100th Anniversary Book
  • Favorite Sites
  • Hot Titles
  • Online Resources
  • Pay Fines
  • Get Library Card!
  •  

Online Databases are in Alphabetical Order
Ancestry.com :  Census records, databases, immigration, birth, death, and marriage records, and much more.

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location
Grolier Online :  It's for everybody! Elementary, middle, and high school students, adults, teachers & educators. See videos & photographs, read descriptions, get lesson plans, about other lands and peoples.

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location OR at home using your Library card number. If you want to use Lands and Peoples at home, click here.
Britannica's Spanish Reference Center :  This site offers resources in Spanish for all ages in two unique interfaces, each with its own comprehensive encyclopedia: Enciclopedia Moderna for high school ages and up and Britannica Escolar Online for ages 6-12. Este portal le ofrece recursos de referencia en español en dos interfaces exclusivas — cada una con una enciclopedia adaptada al lector: Enciclopedia Moderna para adultos y estudiantes y Britannica Escolar Online para estudiantes de 6 a 12 años de edad. Ahora está disponible solamente en cualquier sitio de la Biblioteca Regional Handley. Venga a la biblioteca para utilizar esta enciclopedia.
Consumer Reports :  Product ratings from cars to services to appliances.

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location or at home. Call the Information Desk at 540 869-9000, ext. 203 or 540 662-9041, ext. 19 for username & password.
CQ Researcher :  Search for In depth discussions of "hot" issues in the news, ranging from social and teen issues to environment, health, education and science and technology, Used at thousands of college, high school and public libraries as well as by hundreds of the nation's biggest media organizations.

Currently only available in any Handley Regional Library System location.
Ebooks on EBSCO Host (formerly Net Library) :  In July of 2011 Net Library was absorbed by EBSCO Host. Ebooks on EBSCO Host is a large collection of eContent in the form of books, journals, databases, and other digital material. All content formerly in Net Library is still available in EBSCO Host and includes the complete text and illustrations of the originally published book. Users who had created a username and password will no longer need that to access Handley Regional Library's collection of eContent now at EBSCO Host.

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location or at home, after setting up the account at the Library.
Freading :  More FREE eBook titles to choose from! Over 200 participating publishers, with more being added monthly. This service is offered by the Library of Virginia through funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Service.
Freegal :  Download popular music for free from your library website. Over 7 million songs, in all genres, to choose from. Download up to 3 songs per library card per week. Once a song is downloaded to your device, it stays on the device indefinitely unless you delete it.

You'll need your library card number from Handley Regional Library and your PIN.
App for Find It Virginia :  For Androids or iPhones, find the app in the app store by searching for "Find It Virginia." For Blackberry, go to http://va.boopsie.com site in your Blackberry browser to download it.
FindItVirgina :  Search for magazine & newspaper articles, TV and radio transcripts, encyclopedias and other reference works, company information & investment reports, health and wellness information, literary criticism and more...

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location OR at home using your Library card number
Fold 3 (formerly Footnote) :  Fold3, formerly Footnote.com, is a website where original historical documents have been digitized and are searchable providing a truly unique experience. Fold3 collections feature documents, many never available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWI, US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents and more as they are continually being added. Founded in 1997, Fold3 provides users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. Copies of these original documents may be printed. Fold3 can only be accessed in person at the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives in Handley Library. Call 540 662-9041, ext. 17 for current hours.
Literati :  One search gathers info from over 400 full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, fact-books & atlases. 300,000 images & 200,000 audio files. Search by topic, image or audio. formats Only citable, accurate, verifiable information will be found as a result of doing this search! Get homework help from 3-9pm Mon.-Fri. and 9 a.m.-3pm on Sat. It even gives references in different formats like MLA, APA, Harvard & Chicago.
Heritage Quest Online :  Search for Ancestors and relatives in U.S. Federal Census records indexed from 1790 to 1820 and 1860 to 1930, Information on people and places described in over 25,000 family and local histories, Revolutionary War pension applications, Freedman's Bank records of depositors (1865-1874)

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location OR at home using your Library card number
Mango :  Mango Connect is your window to the world. Find new courses, keep track of learning progress and tell us a little about yourself to let us help you discover new conversations. Over 50 languages! Translation services, too.
Testing & Education Reference Center :  -Search for colleges, distance (online) learning opportunities, programs for international students, and nursing schools.
-Search thousands of graduate, law, M.B.A., nursing, and distance learning (online) opportunities.
-Search career colleges, vocational schools, Information Technology programs, Executive Education programs, and private secondary schools
-Practice for college/graduate school admissions, exams to help you earn college credit, civil service/licensing exams, and military entrance exams, plus the G.E.D.

Available at any Handley Regional Library System location or at home. Call the Information Desk at 540 869-9000, ext. 203 or 540 662-9041, ext. 19 for username & password.
Zinio :  Unlimited access to magazines with unrestricted viewing 24/7. Magazines may be viewed via computer or smart devices, inside or outside of the library and are accessible via various apps (PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Nook and Blackberry Playbook).