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Abdo Digital eBooks

Spiderman, the X-men and other superheroes from  Marvel Comics are available to read through your browser. If you are reading outside of a library building enter the first 5 numbers on your library card as the username and password. Found In:

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete features full-text journals with access to information from many unique sources. Academic Search Complete is the leading source of peer-reviewed full text for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. This resource supports high-level research by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more.  Try the mobile app. Get App in Apple Store Get App in Play Store Found In:

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 check your library account and place a hold on that item, while also renewing, browsing and requesting other materials.

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 check your library account and place a hold on that item, while also renewing, browsing and requesting other materials.

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center is the ultimate DIY database. This database features do-it-yourself repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, bulletins and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. Found In:

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Beanstack helps families discover books and apps based on a child's age and interests. Beanstack’s goal is to help prepare children for school and ensure that they are reading at or above grade level by third grade. Found In:

Bookflix eBooks

BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Found In:

BrainHQ New!

BrainHQ is a brain-training system featuring online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more. Found In:

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Colorado Grants Guide

The Colorado Grants Guide is Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. This comprehensive resource guide contains more than 770 profiles of local foundations and trusts, corporations, national funders, and government agencies that support Colorado nonprofit organizations. The searchable database allows grant seekers to research giving interests, application criteria, guidelines, deadlines, and past grantee information. This resource is only available within a library, visit one of our branches for access. Found In: Is in libraryIn library only

Comics Plus eBooks eMagazines

Comics Plus features unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any web-connected device. Browse by genre, publisher, and comic and then instantly check out your favorites. Found In:

Consumer Reports Newspapers & Journals

Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, Consumer Reports features information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition, users will 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. Found In:

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Explora for Middle and High School Students

Explora for Middle and High School Students features a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

Exploration Pass Library Card Required.

The Exploration Pass is your ticket to visit participating metro-Denver area cultural institutions including the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, Molly Brown House, and more. The Arapahoe Libraries have 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

From personal and household finance to market economics and globalization, the Financial Literacy database makes economics and money management easy to understand. Learn how to manage credit and debt, save and invest with confidence, plan for college and retirement, and avoid fraud and scams.

Freegal eMusic

There are two ways to enjoy Freegal:

  • Download up to 5 songs per week. They're yours to keep!
  • Stream up to 3 hours of music per day.
The music content is based upon agreements with over 28,000 music labels, including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment. Need help getting started? Watch this tutorial video for help.

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Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment to transform lives and foster positive changes in your community. 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. Need help? Watch this tutorial video to get started. Found In:

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:


Lynda.com leading online learning platform that helps anyone 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. Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started. Found In:

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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 a tutorial on your favorite resource? The Niche Academy is a set of ready-to-use tutorials for common services like OverDrive, Zinio and Freegal. 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!

OnePlay is a digital gaming service users can instantly download and play unlimited Android and PC games. Over 2,000 games available! 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 homework and self-help tools on topics such as diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life and more. 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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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. Found In:

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