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Online Resources

This page is your gateway to thousands of magazine articles and hundreds of reference books available over the internet for use in your home. If, however, you want to actually hold a magazine in your hands, here is the list of periodicals we have at the Library. These resources help you find and read individual articles. If you just want to read a magazine, go to Libby. It has thousands of magazines, ranging from The Economist, The New Yorker to Paris Match. Want today’s New York Times? Go here, click on the “redeem” button, create an account and get started.

A note about access: If you are within the warm, gentle embrace of New York State, many of these databases don’t require anything special to search them. Others may need just a card number from any Westchester County public library. Others require a Larchmont Public Library card number and are marked with an need a Larchmont card to use. If you are travelling outside the Empire State, try using the number from your New York Driver’s License or Non-driver Photo ID.

Academic OneFile

Provides millions of articles from over 17,000 scholarly journals and other authoritative sources.

Business Insights: Essentials

Research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.

Comics Plus

Comics Plus offers unlimited, simultaneous access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga.

Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography

need a Larchmont card to useAvailable through the GVRL  need a Larchmont card to use,this 27 volume set provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes’s independent product evaluations, test results for selected products and Approved Products from’s Quality Certification Program, product recalls, and safety warnings. A science-based encyclopedia of natural products is also provided, including a drug-interaction database. Note: This database is only accessible in the library

In partnership with, the Westchester Library System offers free New York State Driver Permit practice tests and driver handbooks. Automobile, motorcycle and commercial handbooks and practice tests are available.

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Available through the GVRL this is a multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Family Search

As we are an “Affiliated Library” with Family Search, they have given us onsite access to some of their databases. Patrons must make their own account with them, however. Family Search no longer lends microfilms, but is making their microfilms available online as they become digitized. Family Search estimates this job will be done by 2020. We have also noticed that some items marked as available here in Family Search’s website, are, in fact, not available here. We cannot discern a pattern as to what is and is not available here and Family Search has not given us guidance.


Freading provides access to thousands of eBook titles that are always available for checkout.

Gale Directory Library

need a Larchmont card to useneed a Larchmont card to use– Find associations, publications, broadcast media and nonprofit organizations nationally.

Gale OneFile News

full text of thousands of national and international newspapers including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Financial Times. You can also find materials from non-newspaper sources such as 60 Minutes and Pro Publica.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

need a Larchmont card to useTitles include:
Countries and their Cultures (4 vol.)need a Larchmont card to use
Encyclopedia of European Social History (6 vol.)need a Larchmont card to use
Encyclopedia of Religion (15 vol.)need a Larchmont card to use
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (6 vol.)need a Larchmont card to use
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (5 vol.)need a Larchmont card to use

General OneFile

Provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search.

Health Reference Books

Searchable encyclopedias and other reference books available through the GVRL

Health Reference Center – Academic

gives access to hundreds of medical publications, both popular and scholarly.


Movies, television, eBooks, audiobooks, music and comics.
Note: when signing up for the first time, scroll down to “Westchester Library System” instead of looking for “Larchmont Public Library.”


Kanopy offers over 30,000 films and documentaries that you can stream on your computer, television or mobile device.

Kanopy for Kids

Help our kids learn and grow with our new streaming video service.  Kanopy Kids is an educational, enriching and enertaining service that allows you to stream hundreds of videos for free.  All you need is your Larchmont Public Library card to start watching and discover your new favorite videos.  It is compatible with android, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, chromecast and fire tablet.

LinkedIn Learning

(formerly – provides interactive lessons on how to use different types of software to build technology, creative, and business skills. Covers everything from using a search engine, to Microsoft Office to building a website. Note: When using the mobile app, the Library ID is: westchesterlibraries.

Major Acts of Congress

Available through the GVRL, in 262 entries, this 3-vol. set examines landmark
pieces of legislation, explaining the historical factors that led to the proposal of each act, looking at the adoption process and assessing each act’s impact on American life. All aspects of legislation are covered, including the National Prohibition Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, the Freedom of Information Act and much more

Mergent Intellect – (home access)

Industry and consumer data

Nuwav Legal Documents

need a Larchmont card to use New York legal forms for many different situations, ranging from Wills to Divorce to Landlord/Tennant to Equipment Rentals. It may not solve your legal woes, but at least you’ll have the right form.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Issues range from Abortion to Zero Tolerance Policies.


Overdrive can be used to download both eBooks and Audiobooks for all devices. If you have a smartphone or an advanced tablet–like device like an iPad or a Kindle Fire you can install an app which enables you to download directly to your device.

Salem History

need a Larchmont card to useneed a Larchmont card to use – Notorious Lives and American History primary sources

Students will find the GVRL, Opposing Viewpoints, Salem History and Grolier are going to be the most useful (see below for some non-student suggestions).

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) has over 150 titles containing well over 400 volumes of stuff. There are history titles covering every continent except Antarctica, 30 volumes of Drama for Students, 43 volumes of Novels for Students and more. Although the main focus is Literature and History, there are titles covering Religion, Science, Sociology, Philosophy and more. Applying to college? The GVRL has all six volumes of The College Blue Book.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is perfect for reports on issues in the news. For each issue, there is an explanation, primary sources, general and scholarly articles on the topic. There are even television and radio news stories.
Salem History has two titles. One is fun and the other is useful. In Notorious Lives you can read about villains throughout history. In just the A’s there is Albert Anastasia (head of Murder Inc.), Mehmet Ali Agca (he shot Pope John Paul II) to local boy Frank Abagnale, Jr. Milestone Documents is an excellent way to find those ever elusive primary sources for American History.
Encyclopedia Britannica – If you’re looking for the classic Britannica experience use Britannica Academic. Britannica School is broken out into three age groups: Elementary; Middle; and High. The Spanish language Britannica Escolar has two reading levels: Primaria and Secundaria.
These databases aren’t only for students. The Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law in the GVRL can help you figure out what the heck your lawyer was talking about. The Directory Library is a good place to look for fundraising leads as well as markets for your writing efforts. Use Opposing Viewpoints to bone up before Thanksgiving so you can put that annoying know-it-all in-law in his/her place. Want to look like a genius at your next book club? See if Novels for Students in the GVRL covers your book. Trying to figure out how to pay for your kid’s college? Look in the GVRL for volume 5 (Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants & Loans) of The College Blue Book.

The New York Times

All the news the Times saw fit to print going back to 1986.


Target Audience: Read to Me’s. An online animated collection of of animated, talking picture books, chapter books, games, and more.

A fully online tutoring service. You can get a tutor to help you in more than 40 subjects including Math, Science, Social Studies, English, AP support, Foreign Languages and Business.

University of Fashion

Brings together the best fashion industry professionals to create lessons that inspire and educate students, teachers, home sewers and the fashion curious.

X-Plain Patient Education Health Tutorials

More than 1400 educational videos with basic health information about illnesses or conditions, medical tests and procedures. Versiones en español de este contenido también están disponibles aquí.

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