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.

Zinio - The world's LARGEST NEWSSTAND available through Mid-Columbia Libraries.

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> Accelerated Reader BookFinder

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.

ancestry libary edition

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

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> ArchiveGrid

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 Locate over four million historical documents held in over one thousand archives around the world with Archive Grid.


Only available from inside the library.  Camio is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums.

Chilton automotive reference library

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.

eBooks & AudioBooks powered by OverDrive

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

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

Historic Newspapers in Washington

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

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> History Study Center

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.

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> Microsoft IT Academy

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.

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> NoveList K-8 Plus

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.

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> NoveList Plus

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.


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.

Create Digital resource

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

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> RBDigital eMagazines

Access and subscribe to over 150 popular magazine titles using RBDigital. This resource can be used on your computer, eReader, tablet, or smartphone.

SIRS Discoverer

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.

Create Digital resource

Access high resolution scans of historical issues of the Tri-City Herald, dating from 1947 to 1951. All available issues are searchable.

<em>Edit Digital resource</em> Tri-City Herald Obituaries

Find Tri-City Herald and Kennewick Courier Reporter obituary listings from 1927-2017 in this downloadable Excel document.


Access an online collection of animated, talking picture books using Tumblebooks. These books are created by adding animation, sound, narration, and more to existing picture books.


Discover more than 1.3 billion electronic, digital, and physical materials in libraries around the world using this easy-to-use resource.