Online Services

Education and Research Services

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow provides on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.  Brainfuse HelpNow offers a personalized homework help in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including the SAT preparation.  Adult Learning Center is included in the HelpNow suite.  Click here and login with your library account to gain access from anywhere you have internet access!

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ABC-CLIO

ABC-CLIO offers multiple databases for educational purposes, amongst our offerings are databases on World Folklore and Folklife, Issues: Controversy and Society, World History: The Modern Era, and American Government.  Each of these resources offers a comprehensive reference library, a textbook/course companion, and multiple perspectives on key issues.  Please either click on the above links or one of the images to the right and follow the link for library card number login.

GCF Learn Free

For the past decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives—completely free.  This resource is also available en Espanol.

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BiblioBoard


A primary source database, BiblioBoard features historical books, articles, images, photographs, maps, pamphlets, and documents as well as streaming audio and video content on a wide variety of topics including Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Nature, Native American Studies, Sports, Drama, Games, Crafts, Cooking, Music and Children's Literature.
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SELF-e


Are you an aspiring author?  An English teacher instilling a love of writing in your students?  A non-profit organization compiling a member's cookbook?  SELF-e is a way to disseminate your work to the public at absolutely no cost to you.  Your book will automatically be made available to Roanoke residents as an e-book on BiblioBoard!  Publish Now!
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TexShare Databases


The Texas State Library and Archives Commission, through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services have put together a set of databases online for Texas Libraries. Roanoke Public Library offers access to these databases. To gain access, please visit the Roanoke Public Library for more information.  If you've already gotten access information, please click the image below to be taken to the TexShare Databases.
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Job Services

Brainfuse JobNow

JobNow provides library patrons with a host of services to help in every step of thejob searchprocess.  Our job coaches are available to assist patrons with any job search-related questions.  In addition to helping beginner job seekers pinpoint their desired career field, coaches can alsooffer constructive suggestions on resumes, help write a professional cover letter, and give liveinterview practice and feedback.  If you do not have time for a live session, simply submit yourresume at any time of day through the Resume Lab and a job coach will send it back to you withdetailed feedback and suggestions for improvement.  The JobNow service also comes with anextensive collection of resources, including resume and cover letter templates, interview tips,general and industry-specific sample interview questions, and a wide array of online databasesand links. Click here and login with your library account to gain access from anywhere you have internet access!

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Life Skills Services

Brainfuse VetNow

VetNow from Brainfuse is a free service which provides VA benefit support tools, college skills tools including free tutoring, and job-hunting help for veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life.  Click here and login with your library account to gain access from anywhere you have internet access!

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Pressbooks Public


Interested in getting you novel, poetry collection, children's book and more in eBook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and moreall through your library.
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Mango Languages


Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the 4 key elements of language learning:
  • Culture
  • Grammar
  • Pronunciation
  • Vocabulary
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Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish, and Romance language courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for:
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Kindle
  • Nook

Basic ESL

Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. 

Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.

 No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant  Access" to enter without registering.

Driving-Tests.org


We have partnered with Driving-Tests.org to bring you free DMV practice exams!  The site includes the following:

- 11 car practice tests
- 8 motorcycle practice tests
- 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
- An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

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Leisure and Entertainment Services

Overdrive eBooks


The Roanoke Public Library is proud to offer an eBook collection through the North Texas Independent Digital Consortium on OverDrive. Simply log in to the system with your online catalog credentials to gain access to the collection.
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Zinio eMagazines


The Roanoke Public Library is proud to offer access to eMagazines through Zinio via the North Texas Libraries On the Go! All you need to do is create an account, select a magazine to checkout and read it on iOS, Android, or WebOS devices!
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Freegal Music with Streaming

Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and some libraries utilize a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 80 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.  You can download the app on the iTunes App Store here, or on the Google Play Store here.  You can also access the service through your web browser here.

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