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E-MAIL:  library@salemva.gov|LOCATION:  28 East Main Street, Salem, VA 24153
PHONE:  (540) 375-3089|HOURS:  MON-THUR 9am-9pm, FRI-SAT 9am-5pm, SUN 1:30pm-5pm
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America’s News | Full-text current and archived newspapers

Search current and archived Roanoke Times articles (full-text) including obituaries.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

 

Ancestry | Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! [In-library use only]

 

Atomic Training

Training on over 150 common software applications and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite, Google™ Docs, iPad® & much more. Access: Click on the link from within the library to create an account; once you create an account, you can access your Atomic Training account from anywhere!

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Digital Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale historical maps of towns and cities in Virginia. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE and enter the username and password below.

Username:  Salem
Password:   weoruysl

 

DigiTool: Digital Collections of the Library of Virginia

Search and view the Library of Virginia’s digital collections, including the James I Robertson Jr Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection, the War of 1812 Bicentennial Collection, City and County Records, the Virginia Travel Brochures Digital Collection, and much more.

 

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVA)

An incredible historical resource from the Library of Virginia: Primary documents related to Virginia history including photos, paintings and images of original documents, letters, etc.

 

eLibrary

eLibrary is a database of magazines, newspapers, reference books, maps, books, pictures, TV and radio transcripts.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE and enter your library bar code number.

 

Find It Virginia

A comprehensive database of biographies, encyclopedia and journal articles on every topic imaginable, and high resolution pictures for projects. Also includes eBook titles for children and teens:

Tumblebooks: A collection of nearly 1000 titles for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories.

Tumblebooks for Teens: Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.

Search hundreds of magazines, newspapers and full text reference resources.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

Literati + Homework Help | Students, get the help and information you need!

Combining information from full-text online reference books, magazine and newspaper articles, and links to relevant web resources, Literati is a great place to start research on any topic.  Literati also provides online Homework Help Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m; subjects include math, science, English, and SAT prep.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

America’s News | Full-text current and archived newspapers

Search current and archived Roanoke Times articles (full-text) including obituaries.

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

 

Atomic Training

Training on over 150 common software applications and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite, Google™ Docs, iPad® & much more. Access: Click on the link from within the library to create an account; once you create an account, you can access your Atomic Training account from anywhere!

 

DigiTool: Digital Collections of the Library of Virginia

Search and view the Library of Virginia’s digital collections, including the James I Robertson Jr Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Collection, the War of 1812 Bicentennial Collection, City and County Records, the Virginia Travel Brochures Digital Collection, and much more.

 

Document Bank of Virginia (DBVA)

An incredible historical resource from the Library of Virginia: Primary documents related to Virginia history including photos, paintings and images of original documents, letters, etc.

 

eLibrary

eLibrary is a database of magazines, newspapers, reference books, maps, books, pictures, TV and radio transcripts.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE and enter your library bar code number.

 

Find It Virginia

A comprehensive database of biographies, encyclopedia and journal articles on every topic imaginable, and high resolution pictures for projects. Also includes eBook titles for children and teens:

Tumblebooks: A collection of nearly 1000 titles for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories.

Tumblebooks for Teens: Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks.

Search hundreds of magazines, newspapers and full text reference resources.

To access this site from outside the library, CLICK HERE.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

Literati + Homework Help | Students, get the help and information you need!

Combining information from full-text online reference books, magazine and newspaper articles, and links to relevant web resources, Literati is a great place to start research on any topic.  Literati also provides online Homework Help Monday – Thursday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m; subjects include math, science, English, and SAT prep.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.

 

Atomic Training

Training on over 150 common software applications and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite, Google™ Docs, iPad® & much more. Access: Click on the link from within the library to create an account; once you create an account, you can access your Atomic Training account from anywhere!

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

ReferenceUSA | Business and Consumer Research

The leading provider in business and consumer research!  Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Atomic Training

Training on over 150 common software applications and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite, Google™ Docs, iPad® & much more. Access: Click on the link from within the library to create an account; once you create an account, you can access your Atomic Training account from anywhere!

 

Chilton Automotive

Chilton Library provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number.

 

Learning Express Library / LearnATest.com - Career and Test Prep

Online courses and practice tests for Civil Service, ASVAB, GED, SAT, GRE, TOEFL, MCAT, LSAT, Real Estate, Nursing, Language, Post Office, Cosmetology, U.S. Citizenship exams and more!  This resource also offers online courses for popular computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Photoshop.  Access: first-time users must click “Register” to create an account; you may be asked to enter your library card number. Returning users login with your user name and password.

 

Pronunciator | Learn a New Language

Pronunciator is the world's largest language-learning service, with 3,750 available courses. Users can learn 75 languages in any of 50 languages. For example, a Spanish speaker can learn Chinese in a Spanish context, without having to go through English. Access: Enter your Roanoke Valley Library card number to create an account and start learning.