Free courses & test prep

GED Virginia - Classes and study aids for the updated GED

NewsBank Lesson Plans - Read current articles to a wide range of subjects and view lesson plans related to the articles, suitable for self-teaching and homeschooling.

Rocket Languages - Interactive lessons for 15 different languages

Universal Class - 500+ online courses that include CEU Certificates

General Research

America's News - NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.

BioPharm International - Independent source for technical solutions and business insight for biopharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing. Website

Danville Register & Bee Digital Archive - 
Explore Danville history through local news, events and people. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. 

Education Week - News and analysis of K–12 education. Website

Find It VA - Research and learning resources from the Library of Virginia (Gale Search Engine)

Popular Science - Popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Website

Smithsonian - Official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Website

Stateline - Daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. Website

Jobs & Careers

City of Danville employment - Job opportunities with the City of Danville

Gale Presents Peterson’s Career Prep - Find and Prepare for a Career

Virginia Employment Commission - Local job listings, unemployment benefits, and information about job search assistance from the Danville Workforce Center


ABCmouse (In Library only) Age of Learning’s award-winning online curriculum for young learners (ages 2-8+), with 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities

Early Learning by World Book - Videos, games, stories, and activities for preschool and early elementary-age learners

Gale In Context | Elementary - Find tools to help educators and students get the most out of Gale In Context resources.

Kids Infobits - Kid-oriented encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles

National Geographic Kids - Videos and articles about science, people, and the environment

Law & Government

Code of Virginia - Virginia's legislative information system

Danville Code of Ordinances - Complete recodification of the ordinances of the City of Danville of a general and permanent nature

Gale Legal Forms - Search for and complete VA legal forms

Law Library - Located on first floor of the Ruby B. Archie location, use a public computer to search an online database. Staff can't give legal advice or interpretations.

Literature & Reading

Fantastic Fiction Online - Find everything an author has published, including soon to be released titles

Goodreads - Create your own virtual bookshelf of books you've read and see what others are reading


The Atlantic - A literary and cultural commentary magazine that publishes leading writers' commentary. Website

Foreign Affairs - American magazine of international relations and foreign policy. Website

Newsweek - Weekly news magazine since 1933. Website

Popular Science - Popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Website

Science Illustrated - Multilingual science magazine. Website

Wired - Monthly American magazine that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. Website


Associated Press State Wire: Virginia - Associated Press articles for Virginia.

GoDanRiver - Danville Register & Bee newspaper

Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville area newspaper

News & Advance - Lynchburg area newspaper articles; digital paper here

Richmond-Times Dispatch - Richmond area newspaper articles; digital paper here

The Roanoke Times - Roanoke area newspaper articles; digital paper here

Smith Mountain Eagle - Smith Mountain area newspaper