Comics Plus offers unlimited, simultaneous access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga.
provides comprehensive information about vitamin, herbal and other supplements, and nutritional products. Includes ConsumerLab.com’s independent product evaluations, test results for ConsumerLab.com selected products and Approved Products from ConsumerLab.com’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 Driving-Tests.org, 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.
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.
need a Larchmont card to use– Find associations, publications, broadcast media and nonprofit organizations nationally.
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.
Countries and their Cultures (4 vol.)
Encyclopedia of European Social History (6 vol.)
Encyclopedia of Religion (15 vol.)
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas (6 vol.)
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (5 vol.)
Provides periodical and news information through an intuitive, user-friendly search.
Searchable encyclopedias and other reference books available through the GVRL
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.
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.
(formerly Lynda.com) – 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.
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
Industry and consumer data
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.
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.
need 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.
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.