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Books, Magazines & Entertainment

Hoopla Digital

Hoopla Digital has online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music, comics, eBooks, and audiobooks and syncs across all your devices. Borrow and stream instantly. No holds.

Kanopy and Kanopy Kids

Stream “thoughtful entertainment” for all ages. Feast on a wide variety of unique films including documentaries by award-winning filmmakers, BBC specials, Kanopy Kids, indie hits, Great Courses and more. 

NoveList K-8 Plus

A database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

OverDrive (OD) and Libby App

Download audiobooks, eBooks, and eMagazines from Overdrive using your GCLD card and Overdrive’s Libby app.


DIY: Fix It, Create It, Learn It

Auto Repair Source

The most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.


Enjoy 1,000’s of art & crafts video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, cook, sew, market, and sell your crafts, and more. 

GALE Presents: Udemy

Gale Presents: Udemy is a learning platform for those who want to improve work-related skills or to further develop a personal interest. There are 75 categories with over 20,000 classes to explore. 85% of the collection has been updated in the last two years to make sure classes are current and relevant. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer tailor-made learning experiences.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

How-to instructions and creative ideas for collectors, crafters, fans, gardeners, model builders, performing artists, foodies, and more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects through a collection of comprehensive full-text content.

Legal Information Reference Center

Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Legal Information Reference Center includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms for Colorado and other states.


One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind in the world. It includes billions of historical documents from over 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources.

NuWav Legal Documents

Documents that meet the needs of the everyday Colorado citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Divorce and much, much more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

An online tool for small engine repair assistance, including ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, marine (boats), outdoor power equipment, personal watercraft/jet ski (PWC), snow blowers, snowmobiles, tillers, and other small engines.

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides an effective and engaging experience for language learners looking to build their vocabulary, practice their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and maintain what they learn in over 110+ languages, including American Sign Language, English, and Spanish. Mobile app, special classes for children and students (Kid Speak), and how to Prepare for the American Citizenship Test.

Transparent Language Online (Spanish)

Aprenda inglés con Transparent Language Online ¡El mejor programa para aprender idiomas -rápido, eficaz, divertido y es gratis!


Library Pass Program

Access Grand

A Library pass program for cultural and recreational opportunities.



Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC)

More than 1.97 million digitized pages, representing more than 493 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 up to 2020.

Denver Post Collection by NewsBank

Explore current and archived issues of The Denver Post with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

New York Times

Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews, and op-ed pieces, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, and more. Journalists from more than 150 countries contribute to the NYT, which has won the most Pulitzer Prizes for excellence in journalism.

Access World News

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.  There are close to 13,000 news sources spanning the globe. Read local sources like the Sky-Hi News or the Denver Post Collection, national sources like USA Today, The Atlantic, Field and Stream, and the New York Post, and international sources like Agence France-Presse, Interfax-Ukraine News Agency (Kiev, Ukraine), and Latin America News Agency.

Newspaper Source Plus

A full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers and newswires, offers television and radio transcripts, and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources, such as The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Associated Press (AP), and United Press International (UPI).

Plains to Peaks Historic Newspapers

Online digitized collection of over 1000+ historic Colorado and Wyoming newspaper collections, starting from 1849 to now. Historians, genealogists, students, and scholars will find a wealth of first-hand accounts of local news from days gone by. 

Wall Street Journal

National surveys repeatedly rank the Wall Street Journal among the most trusted news organizations in the U.S. on both sides of the political divide. WSJ focuses on information through the lens of business, finance, economics and money, global forces that shape the world and are key to understanding it, using facts, data, and information.


Research Databases

Academic Search Premier

Includes rigorous curation and indexing of open access (OA) journals, which has resulted in a growing collection of over 5,500 active global OA journals. Once validated and certified for inclusion, these OA journals are treated with high-quality subject indexing and sophisticated, precise/accurate full-text linking. More than 75,000 videos for the Associated Press are updated monthly. This collection of videos from the world's leading news agency includes footage form 1930 to the present and helps round out student research.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS): Historical Periodicals Collection

The premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American first-person accounts and periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

AtoZ Databases

Explore all six AtoZ databases to have access to symbols, video guides, history, geography, government and politics, royalty-free downloadable maps, food culture, and traditional recipes for each US state and over 174 countries. 

Biography Reference Center

Provides unique and reliable full-text biographies.  Locate biographies by subject, occupation, activity, nationality, gender, birthplace, and more.

Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Comprehensive and trustworthy content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Extensive and thorough, yet intuitive and fast. Search this award-winning resource using one or all three reading levels: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center.

Business Source Premier

Over 4,346 active indexed and abstracted journals, which include rigorous curation, and once validated and certified for inclusion, these open access (OA) journals, are treated with high-quality subject indexing and precise/accurate full-text linking. The majority of these journals are peer-reviewed.

Consumer Health Complete

Designed to help users gain an overall understanding of key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine. Easy to use, valuable health information, straightforward interface. Includes images, diagrams, animations, information in English and Spanish. Some popular topics: Content for Teens and Their Parents, Addiction, Aging, Anxiety, Cancer, Fitness, Menopause, Nutrition, and Relationships.

Environment Complete and GreenFILE

Top environmental journals covering ecosystem ecology, energy, environmental policy, sustainability and other related subjects. This collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

Ethnic Diversity Source

A dedicated, robust resource covering the culture, traditions, social treatment, and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, e-books, biographies, and primary source documents.

Explora Educator's Edition

Highlighted content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, Lexile Measures, tools to increase student productivity and engagement, and integration with Google Classroom, to easily share content with students.

Explora Elementary School

Created for elementary school students, so that searching for reliable, high-quality information is easy. Students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Teachers will appreciate the lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standard Module.

Explora General Research

Designed specifically for general research in a public library. Now includes topic overviews that provide a starting point for research and top videos from the Associated Press.

Explora High School

A multidisciplinary research database with relevant and reliable content. Designed with students and educators in mind. Look up topic overviews, magazine and academic journal articles, facts and primary sources for research papers, class projects, or homework. 

Explora Middle School

Carefully curated and reliable content offering popular magazine articles from Discover, Newsweek, Ranger Rick, Scholastic Science World, Time for Kids, Sports Illustrated Kids as well as reference books from top educational publishers. A full-text database covering subject such as history, current events, science, and sports. 

History Reference Center

Covers topics in the U.S. and world history from the earliest civilizations through the 21st century. This research database contains full-text journals, magazines, reference books, and thousands of primary source documents. Supports students and educators with the following functionality: Google Drive and Classroom integration, advanced search options, thematic navigation, citation tool, mobile-friendly interface, Lexile Measures, and more.

Library, Information Science & Technology (LISTA)

A free research database for library and information science studies, LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, research reports.

Literary Reference Center

Full-text literary database covering all genres and time periods. It includes thousands of synopses, critical essays, book reviews, literary journals, and author biographies, plus full-text classic novels, short stories, and poems.

MasterFILE Premier

A robust collection of full-text magazines, eBooks, primary source documents, and an extensive image collection, the easy-to-use interface and search, includes a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, and multi-cultural issues.

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Thousands of classic and contemporary poems, short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans, and learning guides. Poetry & Short Story Reference Center also includes high-quality videos and audio recordings from the Academy of American Poets.

Points of View Reference Center

Resources that present a balance of materials and multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Over 500 topics, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and a Guide to Critical Analysis to help readers evaluate the controversy, enhance one's ability to read critically, develop one's own perspective, and write or debate an effective argument.

Psychology and Behavioral Science

An essential full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers, and students. Psychology and Behavioral Science provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in APA PsycInfo. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Hundreds of full-text, scholarly journals, which provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. Key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years.

Science Reference Center

Satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. The database contains a wealth of informational texts as well as real-world examples of the application of mathematical concepts in scientific research. Subjects include Applied Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and space science, Energy, Environmental science, Forensic science, Health and medicine, History of science, Life science, Mathematics, Physics, Science careers, Wildlife, and more.

Social Sciences Full Text

Covers the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text database includes the most important English-language social science journals.