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Books & Reading Resources

  • Library card required BookFlix Strengthens literacy for preschool and elementary school students by pairing more than 120 animated stories with nonfiction e-books on similar topics. Includes some books in Spanish.
  • Library card required Booklist Online Find thousands of book reviews, published by the American Library Association.
  • Library card required Literature Resource Center Updated biographical information, library criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from ancient times to the present.
  • Library card required NoveList Plus An extensive database of fiction and nonfiction on a wide range of reading interests for adults, teens and kids. Search for books by subject, read full-text reviews and get reading suggestions by author or subject. Book discussion guides are included.
  • Library card required PressBooks Create and publish your own books in print and e-book formats, including ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more. This easy-to-use online tool offers professionally designed templates, easy revisions, and all the resources you need to publish professional-looking books.
  • Library card required Safari Books Online Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 2,000 digital books about computing, databases, programming, web design and more.
  • Library card required SELF-e e-book collection See what independent authors are up to in this collection of e-books devoted exclusively to self-published authors. Collections include Indie Washington, featuring authors from Washington State, and LJ Select, a collection of self-published titles reviewed and selected by the Library Journal.
  • Library card required TumbleBookLibrary Help your child build reading, math and language skills with this fun collection of animated, talking picture books for preschool and elementary-age children. Includes some books in French and Spanish.