Online Resources

* library card is required for some resources

RPL Digital Content


Accessible with web browser or app:
OverDrive: ebooks & audiobooks*
Hoopla: ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and music*
RB Digital: digital magazines and comic books*


On the web:
Newsbank: Local and National Newpapers *
RPL eResources Research Tools & Reference Materials Page *
NJ State Library Resources*: Including NoveList for searching fiction titles, Rosetta Stone for learning a language, ReferenceUSA for searching businesses, and a Teacher Reference Center

Staff-generated material:

RPL STEAM webpage
RPL STEAM Newsletters
RPL on YouTube Simple STEM, Kids' Crafts, and How-to Tech videos
RPL on FaceBook
RPL on Instagram
RPL's List of Recommended Apps


Free Digital Books


OverDrive: ebooks & audiobooks*
Hoopla: ebooks & audiobooks*
RB Digital: comic books, graphic novels & classic lit audiobooks*

Free Audible Stories (audio streaming) for children and teens from Amazon. Audible app NOT required.

Project Gutenbeg - digitized classic literature

ManyBooks Free eBooks


Unite for Literacy online picture books

Storyline Online: Children's Stories read by celebrities

Out of this World STEM books from World Books and NASA collaboration


Other Free Resources: Websites and Databases


Click here for a compiled list of websites, apps, and kits for learning how to code.

Kahn Academy always free online lessons for all ages

CovED provides free reources and access to mentors for K-12 students in need of academic support.


Learn to Type with TypingClub

DK Find Out
: Videos, Quizzes, and Fun Facts


Time For Kids free digital library and teaching materials through the end of the school year.

Scholastic's resources for at-home learning 

Bedtime Math (makers of Crazy 8's) at-home activities


iCivics free resources for games and lessons about the democratic process and our system of government

NASA STEM at-home activities

NOVA
 
STEM education resources based on NOVA productions

SciJinks Earth Science and Weather topics by NOAA

PBS Learning Media Lessons, videos, worksheets for all ages and subjects


Crash Course Kids: A curated list of science-related YouTube videos focused at the 5th grade level


TedEd Series for students

Library of Congress Digtial Collections: Find electronic copies of hundreds of original documents

Free ChemMatters articles for High Schoolers from the American Chemical Society

The Crash Course: YouTube videos for High School Topics

H.S. Computer Science Curriculum by Carnegie Mellon University

FutureLearn's Study Skills courses for college-bound students. Free and paid options available.

OpenLearn Free articles and courses on a wide range of academic subjects, as well as study skills and job skills.

VarsityTutors Free online academic classes and summer camps for a wide range of interests, including dinosaurs, Minecraft, magic, film production and more!

Libraries to Business: Resources and free webinars for cultivating a business career


DigitalLearn lessons on the basics of computers, email, social media, and looking for jobs and staying safe online.

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM):
Trusted Health Information on MedlinePlus.
Scientific Journal Abstracts and Articles on PubMed


HeritageQuest Free access to the geneological research database (must use this link.)*

Kovel's Antiques Guide Online, for cleaning out your closets and finding treasures!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Resources for managing and protecting your finances, mortgage and student loans. 

Resources for Reading Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities
The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Florida Center for Reading Research
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Assistive Technology Blog