Lynchburg Public Library

Research

General research


Explore hundreds of topics in thousands of magazines, encyclopedias, journals, and videos. EBSCO Explora is a great resource to find primary documents for school reports, projects, and more. Provided by the Library of VA.



VetNow by Brainfuse provides resources for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s updating a resume for civilian life, navigating the VA system, or seeking local resources and support for veterans and their families.

It also provides live, on-demand assistance Monday – Friday 2pm-11pm EST from Veteran Navigators for help with navigating Department of Veteran Affairs benefits, paperwork, programs, and more. Provided by the Library of VA.

 

Homework Help

HelpNow by Brainfuse offers free, online homework resources for math, reading, writing, science, social studies, and more!

HelpNow also offers live, on-demand tutor assistance from 2pm – 11pm EST every day for grades kindergarten to college.

Submit your papers to a tutor in the Writing Lab for constructive feedback, or take practice exams and create your own flashcards to prepare for tests. Provided by the Library of VA.

 

Jobs and careers


JobNow by Brainfuse offers live, on-demand assistance from 2pm – 11pm EST every day from expert Job Coaches for help with interview preparation, résumé creation, or job searching. It also includes résumé templates, interview tips, career assessments, and a library of skill building lessons. Provided by the Library of VA.



Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels, whether they are entering the workforce for the first time or searching for new opportunities. Get personalized career recommendations, search for open job opportunities, practice with a job interview simulator, and create résumés, cover letters, and websites to share with prospective employers. Provided by the Library of VA.



Glassdoor allows you to research companies by industry or title. Includes reviews from people industry employees. Register for free.

 

Legal help


Offers hundreds of Virginia-specific legal documents – Including power of attorney, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant, and many others – that can be filled in and printed. Also includes common Legal FAQs and a directory of attorneys in the state. Provided by the Library of VA.



Look up Virginia laws. Brought to you by Virginia’s Legislative Information System.



Look up the Lynchburg City Code of Ordinances.

 

Family history


Search for your Virginian ancestors. Free public access to select content from Ancestry.com.
Provided by the Library of VA.



Find local family records and obituaries from Jones Memorial, Lynchburg’s local history library.

 

Other resources


Resources from the Library of Virginia. Browse a carefully curated selection of authoritative databases, online learning products, and digital reading content (both text and audio) for Virginians of all ages.

  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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