Books and Reading
Find your next great read, learn about authors and literary genres and find rare books online.
America's News: Local and Regional Newspapers
Full-Text access to Ohio newspapers including the Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Post, Dayton Daily News, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and many newspapers through the U.S. and approximately 30 news magazines.
Grade Levels: middle school and high school
Subjects: health, history/government, math, science, social studies and technology
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Access hundreds of books and publications within 21 different topics including the arts, biography, business, education, the environment, history, LGBTQ, medicine, multicultural studies and race and civil rights. Email, download, print or save pages. App available.
Grade Levels: high school
Subjects: art/music, business, college prep, English/language arts, health, science, history/government, social studies and technology
Hathi Trust is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. All users are able to read open access or Creative Commons-licensed works and U.S. works published prior to 1923.
Over 16 million files – text, video, audio, software and images. Use the live music archive to listen to favorite artists. Watch news coverage or entertainment programs. Search various books published before 1923 in American and Canadian libraries.
Literary Reference Center
Contains articles and essays of literary criticism and journals, biographies, literary journals, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, book reviews, actor interviews and classic novels.
Grade Levels: high school
Subjects: English/language arts
New York Times (current issue only)
Read today's national, international and business news plus the latest in science, technology, health, fashion and the arts in the nation's newspaper.
Available only inside Library Locations.
Provides articles from national and international newspapers, television & radio transcripts, and 200 regional newspapers including the Akron Beacon Journal, Boston Globe, Columbus Dispatch, Washington Post and more.
Find that next great read! Sort by age level, popularity, curriculum-driven material, recommended reads, book discussion guides and searchable award lists. Also includes suggestions for audiobooks.
World Book eBooks
The World Book eBooks platform includes a rich library of beautifully illustrated titles. Limit by subject and/or grade level. Titles can be checked out for three weeks. Create an account and download the app so you can access anywhere.
Grade Levels: elementary school, middle school and high school
Subjects: art/music, English/language arts, health, history/government, science, social studies and technology