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 aMid-Columbia Libraries card.
Accelerated Reader BookFinder
Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most widely used reading program in K-12 schools. Use BookFinder as a guide to identify the books with quizzes in your reading level.
Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.
Ancestry Library 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 Locate over four million historical documents held in over one thousand archives around the world with Archive Grid.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 database provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance schedules, and more.
If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.
eBooks & AudioBooks by OverDrive
Access and download nearly 50,000 titles on your computer, eReader, tablet, or smartphone via OverDrive.
Educational Resources for Families
Distance learning? Home school? Stay-cation? Check out these online educational resources to help nurture your child's love of reading and learning.
Gale Academic OneFile
Gale’s premier periodical resource, Gale Academic OneFile, provides millions of articles from 17,000+ scholarly journals and other authoritative sources—including thousands of podcasts and transcripts.
Gale Business Insights
Explore the world's companies through expert analysis such as SWOT analyses, financial statements, case studies and articles from academic journals, trade magazines, news outlets and more.
Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Gale General OneFile
Our largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly and intuitively.
Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and more for comprehensive consumer health information on the full range of health-related issues.
Gale in Context: College
Gale In Context: College merges Gale's authoritative and continuously updated reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, and primary source documents.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary gives children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom.
Gale in Context: Global Issues
Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective while tying together a wealth of authoritative content.
Gale in Context: High School
Gale In Context: High School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking.
Gale In Context: Informe Académico
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines.
Created specifically for middle school students, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, primary sources, and much more.
Gale Literature: LitFinder
LitFinder provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history. Includes more than 132,000 full-text poems.
Gale OneFile: News
Access major U.S. and international newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields.
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.
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.
Mid Columbia Libraries App
Enjoy contactless checkouts and more with the Mid-Columbia Libraries app.
Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills.
Access and subscribe to popular magazine titles using OverDrive. This resource can be used on your computer, eReader, tablet, or smartphone.
Access our collection of Read-Alongs. These titles provide professional narration that plays while you read along in your browser.
Seattle Times Collection
Search more than 30 years of Seattle area history with The Seattle Times Integrated Collection.
Tri-City Herald Archive
Search or browse full-text articles of the Tri-City Herald since 2006, including full-color image edition from 2018.Effective October 16, 2023, Tri-City Herald is published only on Wednesday and Sunday.
Tri-City Herald Historical Archive
Access high resolution scans of historical issues of the Tri-City Herald, dating from 1947 to 2006. All available issues are searchable.
Tri-City Herald Obituaries
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