Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.
Research Database Special Collections
Try these databases filled with magazine articles, encyclopedia entries, professional journals and other materials to help you discover more on any subject, from general interest to business, hobbies, and more. Your library card provides you with access to thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers -- that's literally millions of articles. There are popular magazines like Time, National Geographic, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Fortune, National Review and articles on subjects ranging from how to fix your car to how to plant a vegetable garden. You can also find health and wellness, legal and small business resources.
Auto Repair Reference Center
This online resource covers more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Content includes millions of drawings and step-by-step photographs, approximately 110,000 technical service bulletins & recalls issued by the original equipment vehicle manufacturer, over 180,000 enhanced wiring diagrams for easy viewing and printing, specifications & maintenance schedules, Labor Time Guide & Estimator, AutoIQ, Quick Tips (a complete guide to vehicle ownership & maintenance), Diagnostic information and much more. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.
Genealogy and Local History Resources
Looking for information about Baker County or trying to trace your family tree? Here are links and resources we find most helpful for such a quest.
Research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture; PERSI Index, genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials are included.
Check out this interactive online learning site featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification/licensing exam preparation, college and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation. Create a personal account to get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
Library2Go - Downloadable audiobooks, e-Books, and videos! *IMPORTANT* Log into your Library2Go account as a LEO Listens member. Passwords should be the same as your library patron account. More information about LEO Listens and a guide for first-time users is available HERE.
Live Homework Help ® for students and adult learners
Online tutors are available on demand, every day from 2-10 p.m. for one-to-one help with everything from homework to skills building and test prep.
Professionally trained and experienced tutors will help students in kindergarten through introductory level college with math, science, English and social studies.
Tutors will also help adult learners of all ages with their GED, adult education courses, grammar help with their resume or a work-related project, or more
Fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests as well as book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles.
CIS provides provides comprehensive occupational and educational information to help all Oregonians learn about the world of work and education. The resource includes (1) current employment, wages, outlook, hiring practices, preparation, and licensing, in addition to the skills, abilities, and knowledge required, are reported for each of over 550 occupation titles. These occupations cover over 95% of the labor market in Oregon; (2) description of every postsecondary program of study or training offered in Oregon; (3) a complete scholarship and a financial aid database that lists national, state, and local awards is available along with a tool to sort the entries based upon an individual’s characteristics, and more.
Links to useful websites with information about the state of Oregon.
Looking for contact information for a person or business, or needing to do market research? Like a massive phone book, ReferenceUSA’s powerful database helps business planners, researchers, students and job-seekers with access to more than 20 million businesses and 222 million individuals.
Featuring classic and contemporary works of fiction, this collection development guide provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction—old and new—are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, Westerns and romance.
The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates–not available in print.
World Book Encyclopedia Online for Kids
The premier general reference Web site developed especially for younger library patrons. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.
- It offers such features as:
• Thousands of easy-to-read articles
• Engaging images and illustrations
• Interactive games and activities
• Interactive maps
• Outline maps and flags
• A biography center
• Science projects
• Teacher resources
- content and features designed for school-aged patrons’ homework and research needs. Based on the World Book Encyclopedia, the site features rich collections of multimedia on a variety of topics, science fair projects; a Biography Center; links to world newspapers, correlations to curriculum standards, 21st century research guides, and much more.
Looking for something new to read? Interested in the latest news headlines? We'll get you pointed in the right direction.
Search our database of local community groups or add your own non-profit community organization (subject to staff approval).
Photographs, original documents, and more, in a variety of collections.