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Abdo Digital eBooks

Pre-K through elementary kids will find their favorite Marvel comics like Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain American, all available to read through your browser. They may find a few new favorites as well!

  • If you're reading outside a library, enter the first 5 numbers on your library card as the username and password.
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Ancestry Library Edition

The library edition of the popular genealogy service features more than 9,000 databases and 200 billion images from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and Australia. Search census records, the Social Security Death Index, as well as military and immigration records to explore your family history and discover where you came from.

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Arapahoe Libraries App for Android Apps

Your personal library at your finger tips! Is there a book, movie or CD you want to check out? Use the ALD Mobile app to request it on the go. You can also check your account, connect with a librarian, register for a program and find content to download. We know you're busy. Don't worry, we'll keep up.

Arapahoe Libraries App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Apps

Your personal library at your finger tips! Is there a book, movie or CD you want to check out? Use the ALD Mobile app to request it on the go. You can also check your account, connect with a librarian, register for a program and find content to download. We know you're busy. Don't worry, we'll keep up.

Auto Repair Reference Center

The ultimate DIY database for gearheads — or those who want to be! Featuring do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to the present. With millions of drawing and step-by-step photographs, maintenance schedules, a labor time estimator as well as service bulletins and recalls, you'll always be up to speed. Found In:

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Looking for great books and apps for you child? Get librarian recommendations based on your child's age and interests. Beanstack tracks reading goals, offers learning tips and awards fun badges as your child goes along. Jump start their learning today! Found In:

Biography in Context

Like to meet new people? Read a biography! Biography in Context features biographies of a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers. It's continuously updated to ensure access to the latest information. Found In:

Bookflix eBooks

Help your early reader develop and practice essential reading skills. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to create a fun link between fact and fiction. Spanish language options, key-word definitions, games and activities help your child discover learning can be easy and fun! Found In:

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Consumer Reports Newspapers & Journals

Make the smart choice by comparing before you buy. Consumer Reports puts over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year to provide unbiased product ratings and reviews. You'll also find advice and tips on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more.

  • Looking for back issues of Consumer Reports prior to 2009? Please use the Advanced Search feature in MasterFILE Premier.
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CultureGrams World Edition

The world at your fingertips! Find reliable, up-to-date information on more than 200 countries and all 13 Canadian provinces and territories. You'll discover the history and people of each country, then take your knowledge farther with recipes, interviews and videos. Found In:

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Exploration Pass Library Card Required.

The Exploration Pass is your ticket to adventure! Visit participating metro-Denver area cultural institutions including the Butterfly Pavilion, Molly Brown House and more. Arapahoe Libraries has purchased memberships that can be used by any of our library card holders.

  • Using our online system you can book passes up to 30 days ahead of time.
  • You can have a maximum of two different museum passes booked per 30 day period.
  • If you don’t have a computer at home, come in and use the library’s computers or call 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279) to book a pass.

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Financial Literacy

Increase your money IQ! From personal and household finance to market economics and globalization, this database makes money easy to understand. Learn how to plan for college or retirement, manage debt, save and invest with confidence and avoid scams. Found In:

Freegal eMusic

Like free music? Who doesn't! Use Freegal to download up to 5 songs per week. They're yours to keep. You can also stream up to 3 hours of music per day. With over 11 million songs and 15,000 videos including many of today’s top artists and music from around the world, there's something for everyone.

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Gale Courses

Discover hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. All of the courses are led by expert instructors and offered at no cost to you with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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GreenFILE Newspapers & Journals

GreenFILE features scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE will serve as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet.  Try the mobile app. Found In:

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Hoopla eAudiobooks eBooks eMusic eVideos

Hoopla features hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more. From Hollywood blockbusters to best selling artists and authors – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you've been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want. Need help? Watch this tutorial video to get started.

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InfoBase eBooks eBooks

Electronic reference books with access to Career Collections which consists of specific information about a wide variety of career choices, such as nursing, firefighting, transportation, travel, photography, and many more, and U.S. History Collection which includes almost 200 titles and consists of series such as America at War, American Rights, Colonial Settlements in America, Decades of American History, and more. Found In:

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Job & Career Accelerator

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process. Found In:

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Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library features practice tests and get help building skills in math, reading, grammar, and vocabulary. Other practice tests include GED, SAT, ACT, teacher certification, law enforcement, and United States Citizenship exams. Find invaluable career resources for job search skills, resume-building, and career certification. Some content may not work on mobile devices. Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started. Found In:

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center features hundreds of publications and thousands of legal forms. The full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most-respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. Found In:

Literature Resource Center

The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Its rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills.  Try the mobile app. Found In:


This leading online learning platform can help you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. The Lynda.com video library features engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

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MasterFILE Premier Newspapers & Journals

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 2,000 general periodicals with full text dating as far back as 1975. Indexing and abstracts for another 2,400 publications are included. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also includes full text reference books, biographies, book reviews, primary source documents, business, health, education, science, multicultural topics and an image collection. Access to this subscription database is provided as a free service to Arapahoe Library District patrons. Try the mobile app.

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New Book of Knowledge, The

The New Book of Knowledge is an encyclopedia with articles on a wide variety of subjects, and includes weekly current events stories with timelines, projects and experiments. Found In:

Niche Academy New!

Looking for help using your favorite library resource? Niche Academy has ready-to-use tutorials for OverDrive, Zinio, Freegal and many, many more! Found In:


NoveList features author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks and feature articles. School media specialists and teachers will appreciate the Picture Book Extenders and articles on Teaching with Fiction. Search Tips: Take the five-minute tour, or click on Tour NoveList when you visit the site. Found In:

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 features grab and go booklists and series information for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. NoveList K-8 can also help parents, teachers, and librarians improve literacy, connect reading across curricular areas, teach reading and writing concepts and engage young readers.  Try the mobile app. Found In:

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OnePlay Apps New!

Instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free. Over 2,000 games available with no holds, and no waiting. You'll never be bored again! Found In:

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. The informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.  Try the mobile app. Found In:

Overdrive eBooks eBooks

With Overdrive eBooks, you can download eBooks to your PC, smartphone or eBook reader.  Try the mobile app.

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PebbleGo is a pre-kindergarten to third grade resource for reading and research. It features six modules: Animals, Animales (Spanish edition of Animals), Earth and Space, Biographies, Social Studies, and Dinosaurs. Each includes leveled text, educational games and video support to help emergent readers and researcher learn database and reading skills. Found In:

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ReferenceUSA is one of the world's largest databases of industry and company information, to research companies and keep up with the competition You'll find contact information, sales, and employee figures. In addition to business information, you can search US and Canadian white pages as well as search for healthcare providers. Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started. Found In:

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Scholastic GO!

Providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO! offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills. Found In:

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service, etc.) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows you to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. Found In:

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Teen Health and Wellness New!

Got questions? Get answers! Teen Health and Wellness provides teens with nonjudgmental, straightforward information on a range of topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life and more. Because teens know knowledge = power! Found In:


Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform with a focus on the design and development of websites, mobile and web apps. Classes include coding languages like Objective-C, HTML, CSS, PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and SQL. In addition to coding languages, learn about user experience, business, and more.  Treehouse offers unlimited access to more than 1,000 video tutorials, quizzes and code challenges created by experts. The course library is continually refreshed with the latest on web technology. Learn more about Treehouse through this brief videoTry the mobile app.

  • If you do not have an account, you will be required to fill out a form to request access. Once approved, you may log into Treehouse with your email and password.
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TumbleBooks eBooks

This resource features interactive, animated stories, puzzles and games. There are stories by well-known authors, original stories, classic fairy tales, puzzles and games in English, Spanish, French and a mobile version. Some bilingual stories are also available. You can have stories play automatically, or click through at your own pace. Found In:

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University of Fashion eVideos New!

The University of Fashion contains hundreds of videos demonstrating aspects of the fashion business and fashion design. For example draping, pattern making, art, product development, CAD, and more. The video lessons are taught by fashion experts, industry leader and college professors. Found In:

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Weiss Financial Rating Series

Weiss Financial Ratings Series features financial strength ratings for insurers, banks and credit unions. Additionally, they offer the Medigap Buyers Guide for assistance in looking for companies that offer Medicare supplement insurance and the estimated costs. Found In:

World Book Online Reference Center

The online edition of World Book contains every article in the 22-volume print version of the encyclopedia, plus thousands more that are only available online. Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines, graphic and multimedia content, special reports, and more. Found In:

World Vital Records

World Vital Records features a massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, millions of family trees, complete U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940, military records, enhanced Social Security Death Index records, newspaper articles, and exclusive local and international collections. **If you are using this database remotely (outside of our library branches), click here for access. Found In:

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