A to Z of Online Resources

Online resources available to Library patrons. All are accessible in the library, and most are available at home, using your library card and PIN.

Ancestry Library Edition – In Library Use Only

Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Auto Repair Source

Authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.


Offering thousands of online art and craft video classes, Creativebug can help you learn crafts that are new to you or improve your skills. People of all skill levels can work alongside instructors to learn craft techniques. Videos are produced by renowned artists and creative experts–instructors bring a lifetime of practice, passion, and proven teaching methods. Patrons have an all-access, no-boundaries pass to explore thousands of classes. Users can save favorite classes and receive personalized recommendations. First time users will need a create an account by clicking on the link above.

Consumer Reports  

Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, ConsumerReports.org provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.


Whether you are getting your coffee on, seeing the space needle, popping by a Mariners game, or taking on the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest, a great way to traverse the evergreen state is in a motor vehicle. We’ve got you covered — with DOL practice tests and step-by-step instructions to make your licensure process stress-free.

Gale Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a reference search portal which includes numerous Gale resources including resources for elementary, middle school, high school, and college students, as well as general and specialize research information.


HeritageQuest Online resources is rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. With more than 4.4 billion records, it delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.


Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, so you can stream titles immediately or whenever you’re in the mood. Most titles can also be downloaded to your phone or tablet. hoopla offers more content, in more places, than any other digital library platform and it’s all FREE thanks to your public library! Patrons can currently check-out 5 items per month on each library card they register with Hoopla.

InterLibrary Loan – OCLC FirstSearch

Interlibrary Loan, or ILL, allows you to search for and request to borrow items in thousands of other libraries throughout the United States. Patrons may request up to three (3) interlibrary loan items per person at at time. This service is free unless a lending library charges. If an item is not available for free, but only for a charge, the Library will contact you to obtain approval.

Learning Express Library 

Learning Express Library offers a suite of highly-acclaimed eLearning solutions for academic skill-building, standardized test preparation, career development, and more.

LinkedIn Learning

Linked In Learning can inspire anyone to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills. Choose bite-size tutorials or comprehensive courses on hundreds of topics taught by expert instructors. Learning experiences are personalized and self-paced. LinkedIn Learning helps you to keep up to date with technology, build career-boosting business know-how and explore hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing.


MEDLINE Plus is an online library, provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health, offering the best researched and most respected medical information available to the public.

Morningstar Investment Research Center  

Research Portal makes the investment insights across Morningstar’s full analyst and quantitative coverage universe – more than 140,000 stocks, 320,000 mutual funds, and 24,000 ETFs – easily accessible to advisors via a modern, fast interface.


Basic language vocabulary and conversation are presented in this color animated cartoon about a king, a queen, the Princess Sylvia, the gardener Jean who loves her, the villain Corvax and an extraterrestrial visitor named Muzzy.

New York Times 

Enjoy complimentary access to NYTimes.com


NewBank provides access to newspapers from across the United States and the world. Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Journal of the San Juan Islands.

Novelist Plus  

NoveList Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction contains lists, reviews, feature articles, and more, and will help you answer the fundamental question for all readers everywhere: What should I read next? Search by authors, plot lines, series, reading level, etc., and find out other books you are sure to enjoy.

Novelist K-8 Plus  

Novelist Plus K-8 lets you search for books specifically for young readers. The database contains booklists, recommended reads, reviews and feature articles that will help you discover your next great read. Search by plot, series, reading level etc. to find books you or your child will enjoy.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with Personalized Courses, movies, music, and more. Learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device!

San Juan Island Heritage Collection  

San Juan Island Heritage documents the early culture, industry, and community life of San Juan Island and locations throughout Washington’s San Juan County. The collection is a project of the San Juan Island Library, local partners, and private contributors, funded by a grant from the Washington State Library.

Value Line  

Investment research tool detailing significant movements and market trends in the finance industry. Includes detailed historical data, up-to-date and in-depth current information, and expert analysis for forecasting upcoming challenges and opportunities.

Washington Anytime Library (Libby)

Download bestselling ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

World Book Encyclopedia Online  

A highly illustrated, A-Z general encyclopedia for all ages, featuring research aids, pronunciation key, a student guide to better writing, speaking, and research skills, and comprehensive index. The links below offer age-curated experiences for different levels of child development.

World Book Online – Early Learning

Pre-readers play and discover worlds of information.

World Book Online for Kids  

Image driven content for kids.

World Book Online for Students 

Grades 5+ foundational research tool for curriculum enforcement.

World Book Online Timelines 

Grades 5+ high visual representation of history.

World Book Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  

Guía en español para niños usando World Book.