Lynchburg Public Library


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.

Use the search box below to search the full text of Consumer Reports.

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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.

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

Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative
Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative uses self-paced, online classes to learn how to think like an entrepreneur as you prepare to launch a small business venture or plan a career path. ELI is the equivalent of three college credits. Provided by the Library of VA.

Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices. Create an individual account to keep track of your reading materials and progress in Accel5. Provided by the Library of VA.

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Legal help

Offers hundreds of Virginia-specific legal documents – Including the 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
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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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