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!


GCF Learn Free

For the past decade, the 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, offers more than 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives—completely free.  This resource is also available en Espanol.


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.


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!

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.

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!


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!


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.

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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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.

We have partnered with 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


Leisure and Entertainment Services

Kanopy Streaming: Thoughtful Entertainment

Instant access to over 30,000 films on your desktop, TV or mobile device!

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Overdrive eBooks

The Roanoke Public Library is proud to offer an eBook, downloadable audibook, and digital magazine collection through the North Texas Independent Digital Consortium on Libby by OverDrive. Log in to the system with your online catalog credentials to gain access to the collection. Or, download the Libby app on your mobile device.  In the app, select "North Texas Independent Digital Consortium" as your library.  

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.