Digital Resources

Mid-Columbia Libraries' digital resources can help you find and access books, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines; learn new skills; and perform scholarly or genealogical research. Most can be accessed from home or your personal devices using a Mid-Columbia Libraries card.

OverDrive - Thousands of eBooks, eAudioBooks, and videos from Mid-Columbia Libraries.

Digital magazines available through Mid-Columbia Libraries Overdrive.

Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most widely used reading program in K12 schools.  Use BookFinder as a guide to identify the books with quizzes in your reading level.

Find global information on topics related to business, economics, education, government, health, politics, sports, STEM and more. Includes Tri-City Herald full-text and image edition.

Conduct genealogical research on individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more using Ancestry, the world’s most popular consumer genealogy resource.

Supplement your research with primary sources using Archive Grid. Locate over four million historical documents held in over one thousand archives around the world with Archive Grid.

Maintain and repair your vehicle with Chilton Library. This easy to use database provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance schedules, recalls, and more.

Discover the world around you with CultureGrams. Find concise, up-to-date statistical and cultural information about all countries and states.  Includes four editions: World, Kids, States, and Provinces.

Access and download nearly 50,000 titles on your computer, eReader, tablet, or smartphone via OverDrive. 

eLibrary is the perfect resource for delivering full-text and multimedia reference essentials, including citations. The easy-to-use interface makes research simple, no matter your experience with databases.

Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources – rich in unique primary sources, local and family history, and finding aids.

Access historic Washington newspapers with Washington State Library’s History Newspapers database. Issues are available in high resolution PDFs.

History Study Center is an online resource providing a vast collection of digitized primary and secondary sources for the study of history. It is suitable for a wide range of users.

Kanopy is a streaming video service with more than 30,000 of the world’s best films including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie, classic films, and world cinema.

In collaboration with Microsoft and the State Library, this resource can help grow your skill set in a number of Microsoft products, including Office, among many others.

Encourage reading success with NoveList K-8 Plus, a database of books spcefically for younger readers. This resource will help kids find books that are great for their reading level and interests.

Discover your next great read using NoveList Plus. This database is the premiere resource for books, expert recommendations, reviews, and more. Great for all ages and genres.

Access and subscribe to popular magazine titles using Overdrive. This resource can be used on your computer, eReader, tablet, or smartphone.

Prepare for citizenship with the questions and informational videos found in this database.

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ProQuest is a research database which utilizes a wide array of sources covering many subjects, including arts, business, health, humanities, military, psychology, social sciences, and many more.

Utilizing nearly 600 publications, this database provides health information on a wide range of topics.

Including coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, this database curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. It includes thousands of open-access articles from the world’s leading publishers as well as current research from pre-print...

Access our collection of Read-Alongs. These titles provide professional narration that plays while you read along in your browser.

This is a resource that helps high school students develop the crucial critical thinking and information literacy skills they need to do scholarly research. 

Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection.

SIRS Discovery is a general reference database for elementary and middle school learners, covering language arts, history, and more. From home - username: LATTIN, password: columbia

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Search or browse full-text articles of the most recent ten years of the Tri-City Herald, in addition to full-text articles from 1947-1959. Includes full-color image edition from 2018-current.

Find Tri-City Herald, Kennewick Courier Reporter, and Pasco Herald Express obituary and death listings from 1905-2020 in this downloadable Excel document.

Access The Prosser Record Bulletin and The Grandview Herald

username: prosserbranch

password: 99350

Explore and research people, events and issues across Washington State with this collection of statewide newspapers.