Your Prescott Public Library card provides free access to online resources and databases.

Explore these resources by topic or browse our A-Z listing.

Books & Movies

eBook Central

Thousands of electronic books from scholarly sources. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

Kanopy

Video streaming service with more than 30,000 films, including theatrical and independent movies and documentaries. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

Kanopy Kids

Video streaming service for kids with unlimited viewing.

Libby

Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

Literature Resource Center

Articles by and about writers and their works.

NextReads

Newsletters provide reading recommendations to your inbox in more than twenty areas of interest!

NoveList

Offers read-alikes, recommended reads by genre, discussion guides, and more for fiction and nonfiction books.

Overdrive

Thousands of downloadable eBooks and downloadable audiobooks. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

WorldCat Discovery

An online catalog of items held in libraries across the country and available upon request.
Business & Nonprofit

Data Axle Reference Solutions

Detailed information on more than 36 million U.S. businesses and more than 260 million U.S. residents.

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

This comprehensive database covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, tax, and more. 

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Offers access to a wide variety of information associated with planning, starting or managing a small business or nonprofit.

Morningstar Investment Resource Center

Provides access to independent investment research. The library’s subscription allows one user at a time. Please try again if you cannot connect.

Udemy

Offers more than 12,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across 75 categories for upskilling in the areas of business, technology, and design.

Value Line

Reviews individual stocks and mutual funds. The library’s subscription allows three sessions at a time. Please try again if you cannot connect.
College & Career

Got Resume Builder

Got Resume Builder is a free resume builder service that allows you to create a resume using a step-by-step writing guide, format a resume by selecting a design template and font, and download and email a resume in multiple formats.

Genealogy & History

Ancestry.com

This resource is only available inside the library. Research your family history through censuses and immigration records, court and legal documents, and more.

Digital Arizona Library

Arizonans can explore thousands of online articles and images from popular magazines, scholarly journals, current newspapers, and other reference works.

Digital Sanborn Maps

19th and 20th century historical fire insurance maps for many Arizona cities.

HeritageQuest

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in primary sources, local and family histories, research guides, census maps, and more.

Remembering Elisabeth Ruffner

A digital history project detailing the life and accomplishments of Elisabeth Ruffner, local champion of open space, libraries, historic preservation, and Prescott itself.

Tribute Fence Preservation Project

This online digital collection is a part of the Arizona Memory Project and includes pictures of materials left in tribute for the fallen Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots between June 30 and September 10, 2013.

General Reference

Academic OneFile

Full-text journals and reference sources covering academic subjects as well as archival access to periodicals, podcasts, and news transcripts.

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia articles, downloadable videos, a world atlas, primary source documents, and thousands of images.

General OneFile

General-interest periodical resource with reference, newspaper, and audio content along with a collection of magazines and newspapers.

MAG Interactive Map Viewers

Offers interactive maps that feature information about Arizona demographics, Arizona imports/exports, employment, education and literacy, and more.

Power Search

Search all Gale reference resources through this one search platform.
Kids & Teens

Biography in Context

In-depth source of biographical information, using both print and multimedia sources.

Britannica Library

Encyclopedia articles, downloadable videos, a world atlas, primary source documents, and thousands of images.

Elementary in Context

Research information for primary school age.

Global Issues in Context

Ties together news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, and statistics to analyze critical global issues.

Global Road Warrior

Provides country facts, climate, society and culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.

High School in Context

Cross-curricular content to support resource and critical-thinking skills.

Kanopy Kids

Video streaming service for kids with unlimited viewing.

Libby

Downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Instructions are available for a variety of devices.

Mango Languages

Online language learning for more than 70 languages, including English.

NoveList K-8 Plus

A tool for kids, parents, and teachers to find books that are just right for the reading level and interests of kids, grades K-8.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Insight and opinions on today’s top social issues.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

This comprehensive resource offers help with test preparation (GED, SAT, GRE, etc.), college and scholarship searches, career exploration, and more.

Power Search

Search all Gale reference resources through this one search platform.

Science in Context

Integrates science ideas by topic, using headlines and videos. Spotlights simple-to-complex science experiments and projects.

U.S. History in Context

Coverage of United States historical topics, using reference tools, multimedia sources and primary documents.

World History in Context

Video, audio, and printed sources covering 5,000 years of world history.
Legal
Lifelong Learning

Chilton Library

Repair, maintenance, and recall information about automobiles, including step-by-step instructions, wiring diagrams, and troubleshooting.

Global Road Warrior

Provides country facts, climate, society and culture, demographics, money and banking, points of interest, transportation, maps, communications, and much more.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Provides do-it-yourselfers with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Mango Languages

Online language learning for more than 70 languages, including English.

Peterson's Test and Career Prep

This comprehensive resource offers help with test preparation (GED, SAT, GRE, etc.), college and scholarship searches, career exploration, and more.

Udemy

Offers more than 12,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors across 75 categories for upskilling in the areas of business, technology, and design.

Magazines & Newspapers

Arizona Historic Digital Newspapers

Access to historic newspapers from Arizona.

Consumer Reports

A new, slick interface for all your consumer resource needs.

Media Literacy Resources

Organizations offering lessons, questionnaires, more resources to teach media literacy.

New York Times Online

Unlimited access inside the library and 24-hour passes to access from other locations.  The library's subscription allows 30 users at a time. Please try again if you cannot connect.

OneFile News

Full-text access to major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

PressReader

Unlimited access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world so you can stay connected to the stories you love.

Washington Post

Access national and international news from the Washington Post inside the library and from other locations!