Books & Beyond

Find your next great read, learn about authors and literary genres and find a new series to read.

Biography in Context

Find more than 600,000 biographies with content integrated with the most in-demand resources – video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more.

Contemporary Authors

Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.


International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.

NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 has info about fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. It is updated weekly.

NoveList Plus

Search for information on hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.  Get author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.


OverDrive offers a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks in all genres. OverDrive App is best for Kindles and Nooks. Libby is the App recommended for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows.

Short Story Index

Provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, this database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, and for those researching the body of work of a particular literary figure.

Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.


The growing collection specific to middle and high school students features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more!

TumbleBook Library

A collection specific to K-5, with over 1100 titles. Find animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, nonfiction titles, playlists, books in languages such as French and Spanish, graphic novels, and math stories.

Tumble Biblioteca

TumbleBooks are a fun way for kids to build their vocabularies and practice their reading skills. After reading a book, kids can take a Tumble Quiz or try a puzzle or game related to the book just read.  One of the most outstanding features of this resource is that titles, and indeed the entire database, are available in English, Spanish, and French. 


Search the collections of libraries worldwide to find any book, CD, or movie. If it’s available locally, a link to the our catalog makes it easy to check availability. If it’s not available, a librarian can request your item through interlibrary loan.

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