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Accel5 Business Video Library

Accel5 Business Video Library

Ideal for busy professionals, Accel5 is a microlearning tool that helps employees develop soft skills such as communication, leadership, teamwork and innovation in just minutes and at their convenience. It includes:

  • Short videos on topics including:
    • business competencies
    • leadership and management
    • personal effectiveness
  • Summaries for business and leadership books
  • Articles by industry leaders on current working world issues.

To access with your own account

To access without your own account *will not track progress*

Username: [email protected]
Password: V1rgin1a! (note the numeral 1 in place of the letter ‘i’ for the first and last instance of ‘i’)

Bluebird

Bluebird

The world’s largest audio library, Bluebird teaches 164 languages through 12 million audio lessons narrated in any of 146 languages. Millions of users worldwide. Log in with your exiting Pronunciator account or create an account!

Asking for a PIN? Use: MANA

Android App | iPhone App
We suggest first registering or accessing on a computer before loggining into the mobile app

BookChat

BookChat

Need help finding your next read? Check out BookChat via NoveList! Chat with a book expert in real time, or submit a ticket after hours, and discover something new!

Brainfuse Help Now

Brainfuse Help Now

Free Online Tutoring!
On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning. View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels. Tools include: Homework Help, Skills-Building, Personalized eLearning tools, 24-Hour Writing Lab, Homework Send Question, Adult Learning Center, and a Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support

Brainfuse JobNow

Brainfuse JobNow

Get free online career prep, resume help, interview prep, and much more with your library card!

Brainfuse Vet Now

Brainfuse Vet Now

Get free online job and academic assistance for Veterans, and much more with your library card!

Dial-a-Story

Dial-a-Story

Dial 833-690-0646 to hear a story read in both English and Spanish.  Each Wednesday, a new story will be available to listeners around the state.  The stories will be a rotation of recent picture books, fairy tales and folk tales, books highlighting equity, diversity and inclusion, and classic picture books.

Explora Public Libraries

Explora: Public Libraries

A database of basic research and current events articles for general readers and students.

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia

Find It Virginia is a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and other digital content for Virginians of all ages. Select the appropriate link from the menu above for the age or audience to begin your research, reading, and learning journey. All resources are free and available with a public library card anywhere in Virginia.

Gale Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary

This database is for students in kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate graphic interface with easy to use subject access to topics like sports, people, arts, science and more.

(Formerly Kids Infobits)

Legal Forms

Gale: Legal Forms

Includes official legal forms enabling users to create their own legal documents.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Choose from over ​​​​12,000 audiobooks, videos and music (including​ the Hunger Games audiobooks, ​​the Starz Movie Catalog and brand ​new music releases)​ to watch or listen to on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Many titles available for instant streaming or temporary download, and are automatically returned.

Set-up Guide (IOS, Android, KindleFire)

Inclusive Resources

Inclusive Resources

Find It Virginia’s Inclusive Resources includes resources for:

  • Reading Challenges
  • Hearing Impairments
  • Visual & Hearing Impairments
  • Autism Spectrum
Just for Kids

Just for Kids

The Just for Kids includes clips from thousands of fun and informative video and audio titles on topics including music and arts, animals, sports and hobbies, math and science, history, reading, and much more, plus hundreds of educational interactives—kid-safe, ad-free, and perfect for children’s programs.

Kanopy

Kanopy

The Kanopy collection offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos including: The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, the Frontline series, and international films.

Libby

Libby

Libby offers thousands of popular e-books and e-audiobooks to read on any type of device.

(formerly Overdrive)

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning portal that provides hundreds of videos for personal and professional development. While using the app, you may be asked for the Library ID, please enter ‘mpcl’.

Formerly Lynda.com

Magzter

Magzter

Unlimited access to thousands of digital magazines from around the world. New issues are added monthly. Android and iOS users can download the Magzter Library app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store or you can enjoy from your computer browser. Select “continue with library card” when prompted.

MasterFile Complete

MasterFILE Complete

MasterFILE Complete offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags. This authoritative general information database is the best place to start your research project.

NoveList K-8 Plus

NoveList K-8 Plus

A readers’ advisory resource for fiction, non-fiction, and audiobooks, aimed at Grade school and Middle school students.

TIPS  •  TUTORIALS

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Online tool to help readers of all ages find new books to read based on books they’ve already read or topics in which they are interested.

Need help finding your next read? Check out BookChat via NoveList! Chat with a book expert in real time, or submit a ticket after hours, and discover something new!

TIPS  •  TUTORIALS

ProCitizen en Español

ProCitizen en Español

¿Está usted o alguien que conoce preparándose para convertirse en ciudadano de los Estados Unidos? Si es así, ProCitizen tiene la ayuda que necesita. Aprenda todo sobre la democracia, cómo funciona el gobierno de los EE. UU., La historia y la geografía de EE. UU., Y mejore sus habilidades de lectura y escritura en inglés al mismo tiempo. Aprenda viendo videos, practique con simulacros y responda cuestionarios que lo ayudarán a saber cuándo está listo para realizar el examen.

ProCitizen in English

ProCitizen in English

Are you or someone you know preparing to become a United States citizen?  If so, ProCitizen has the help you need.  Learn all about democracy, how the U.S. government works, American history and geography, and brush up your English reading and writing skills at the same time.  Learn by watching videos, practice with drills and take quizzes to help you know when you are ready to take the exam.

Pronunciator

Pronunciator

Pronunciator is the world’s largest language instruction resource, providing personalized language learning for 163 languages. Pronunciator includes lessons on American Sign Language and English as a Second Language. The content is appropriate for all ages and skill levels and includes learning guides, personalized courses and daily lessons.

Pronunciator en español

ReadIt!

ReadIT!

A database of articles targeted for those who are learning to read or are new to English.

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