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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

Discover where you came from! 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.

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Arapahoe Libraries App for Android Apps

NOTE: Our app will no longer be offered after July 31, 2017. 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

NOTE: Our app will no longer be offered after July 31, 2017. 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 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:

BrainHQ New!

Want to think faster, focus better and remember more? BrainHQ can help improve your brain health with clinically proven brain training exercises. Found In:

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Comics Plus eBooks eMagazines

Get ready to geek out whenever and wherever you want! Comics Plus gives you unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga with the click of a mouse or tap of your fingers. Instantly check out your favorites with no holds and no waiting. How cool is that? Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:

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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Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgo

Para cualquier persona que necesite información de una enciclopedia. La edición electrónica de la Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos contiene todos los artículos de los 22 tomos de la versión impresa, así como más de mil artículos disponibles en línea solamente. Found In:

Explora for High School Students

This database features a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research. Found In:

Exploration Pass Library Card Required.

The Exploration Pass is your ticket to adventure!  Arapahoe Libraries has purchased memberships to metro-Denver area cultural institutions including the Butterfly Pavilion, Molly Brown House and more. These 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.
  • Each pass covers 2 -4 visitors - see pass information for details.
  • 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

Looking to enhance your career or enrich your personal life? With Gale Courses you can explore hundreds of interactive courses on adult education topics. All courses are self-paced and led by expert instructors. Best of all, they are offered at no cost to you with your library card! Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month. What are you waiting for?

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InstantFlix eVideos

Your ticket to unlimited access of award winning movies, classic TV and short films. Stream video on any computer, smartphone or tablet. Also available on Roku and Xbox 360.

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Learning Express Library

Want to be more successful at work or school? Are you working to become a U.S. Citizen? Learning Express Library can help! Take lessons to build skills in math, reading, grammar and vocabulary. Take practice tests for GED, SAT, ACT, teacher certification, law enforcement, and United States Citizenship exams. You'll also find invaluable career resources for job search skills, resume-building and career certification. Get started today!

  • Some content may not work on mobile devices.
  • Need help? Check out this tutorial video to get started.
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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. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store 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 our patrons. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store Found In:

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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. Get App in Apple StoreGet App in Play Store 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. Get App in Play Store Found In:

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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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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 video.

  • 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: Only available in Arapahoe Libraries

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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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