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Digital Resources

Digital libraries available through the State Library Resource Center

To access these, simply sign up for an account using your library card information. Maryland residents without an up-to-date EPFL card may register for an e-card. Click the images below to visit these resources.

  • Bookflix
    • Read along with interactive pairings of fiction and non-fiction picture books. Spanish language titles are available and each set comes with related learning games.
  • Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium
    • Find popular eBooks and downloadable audiobooks for adults, teens, and kids, including beginning readers.
  • Hoopla Kids
    • Borrow free movies, music, eBooks, comics, and TV shows. Use Kids Mode to only show kid-appropriate content in your browse and search results.
  • Kanopy
    • Stream thousands of movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos. Featured collections include Instructional Films and Lessons, K-12 Lessons, and Teacher Education Development.
  • Watch & Learn Library
    • A library of educational videos for young learners in grades PreK-3. Find 230+ nonfiction videos with real-world footage to build science, social studies, and social-emotional knowledge.
  • Teen Bookcloud
    • The collection features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite graphic novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and more.
  • Tumble Book Library
    • Browse over 1100 titles for grades K-6, including animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, National Geographic videos, and more.

Open Access Digital Libraries

Access these anytime without a library card.

  • MD Soar
    • Maryland Shared Open Access Repository is a shared digital repository platform for eleven colleges and universities in Maryland. The collections and research are freely available to anyone online. Recommended for High School age and up.
  • Digital Maryland
    • Provides online access to over 100,000 digitized items, including historical maps, artwork, photographs, and manuscripts.
  • Project Gutenberg
    • You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. A digital library of over 60,000 free eBooks.

Subject-Specific Material available through SLRC

  • Scholastic Teachables
    • An online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable, ready-to-use educational materials. Find high quality content and age-appropriate learning tools for students in grades K–6.
  • Gale Courses
    • Short, topical courses taught by college instructors and other experts, test preparation materials, and interactive practice exams. Featured courses include Teaching and Education, Test Prep, Homeschool With Success, Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities, and Understanding Adolescents.
  • Freedom Flix
    • Social Studies: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, places, and events that shaped our world. Appropriate for grades 4 and up.
  • Science Flix
    • Science: Browse over 50 complete units of study designed to give students a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, interactive features, and more.
  • True Flix
    • Science and Social Studies: A collection of enhanced eBooks, videos, and more to supplement social studies and science learning for grades 3 and up.
  • Tumble Math
    • Math: TumbleMath is a collection of math-focused eBooks, lesson plans, games, and quizzes for grades K–6. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.
  • Mango
    • Language: Learn a language with 71 language courses including: Latin American Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and French.


  • World Book Kids
    • Easy-to-read articles, games, science projects, interactive tools, and activities for kids.
  • Gale in Context | Elementary
    • Kid-friendly search features and easy citation, all browseable by subjects.
  • Gale in Context | Middle
    • Find age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more for Middle School students. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments.
  • Gale in Context | High School
    • Find cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards. Explore topics within business and economics, geography, government, history, and more.

Test Preparation & Homework Help

  • EBSCO Learning Express Library
    • Test prep materials and interactive practice exams for the SAT, GED, and more.
  • Gale Courses
  • Brainfuse Help Now
    • Connect to live online tutors for homework help, writing lab, test prep and more. Available at the library or from home with your library card every afternoon and night.

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