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Remote access is available from your home computer – Ask your home library for UserID and Password.

World Book online is available to any Wythe or Grayson County resident. We request that you have a library card.

The Library of Virginia is pleased to introduce a robust offering of free digital resources for all Virginians. Citizens can research, read, and learn through (go to site).

Research age-appropriate databases for factual information on any topic in a user-friendly environment, Explora, by Ebsco Publishing. 

Explora Public Libraries

Explora: High SchoolMiddle School, Primary Grades

Read from a wide variety of mobile-friendly, online, and downloadable platforms for magazines and books (both fiction and nonfiction) for all ages, including read-alouds for the youngest readers.

Find a new job Career Transitions.

Learn a new language with Rocket Languages.

Learn a new skill, or hobby with Universal Class.

Need help finding the best online data base for your topic?

– ask your local library for assistance using Find It Virginia –

Looking for Basic Computer Instruction? (Computer Basics to Intermediate)
New User Technology (very basic skills) (basic skills)
Project:Computer Basics (overview)

Genealogy – Finding your Roots Library Edition is available only at a WGRL Public access computer or when connected to the library WiFi.

To access the following you will need a library card in good standing.
FindItVA: Ancestry for Virginians. A select set of Virginia-related genealogy records are available free of charge to citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia (more details on FindItVA:Genealogy).

Other Genealogy Resources:

National Archives: (Census Records)    *    Library of Congress/Chronicling America (Archives Newspapers)

Ellis Island (Genealogy Tips page)

Family Search (website)   *   USGenWeb (website)   * (search page)

DAR (Genealogy page)   *   National Sons of the Revolution/Patriot and Grave Index (search form)

Family History Daily (website)



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