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LIBRARY RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE 24/7 through databases provided by the Charlotte County Library System. To access the databases from any computer, click on Online Resources from the Charlotte County library homepage (, then click on the database of your choice. You may be prompted to enter your library card number and will then be allowed access.

Personal Interests
  • Ancestry for Libraries
    • (For in-library use only)
  • Find My Past
    • (For in-library use only)
  • Generations Online
    • Generations Online is dedicated to enhancing communication among generations by promoting Internet access and literacy to elders.
  • Heritage Quest
    • provides libraries with a collection of research materials tracing family history. The Genealogy & Local History Collection contains over 25,000 digitized family and local history books, every word searchable. The page images and corresponding indexes for the entire Federal Census, 1790-1930 are included.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    • If you cannot find an item you are looking for in our catalog we can request it from another library system by filling out the interlibrary loan form.
  • MyHeritage
    • The MyHeritage Library Edition features over 8 billion primary historical records from the United States, Europe, and other regions, with coverage starting from the 16th century.
  • Pronunciator
    • Pronunciator offers - 80 languages to learn, ESL courses for 51 non English languages, a ProCitizen course that is designed to help prepare for the Naturalization Test live teacher-led classes
  • RBdigital Magazines
    • RBdigital, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.
Research & Resources
  • Ask a Librarian?
    • Chat with, text or email a librarian.
  • Ask the Reference Desk
    • Obtain reference information through our e-mail reference service.
  • AtoZdatabases
    • Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
  • Charlotte County History Collections
    • Search the Charlotte County History Collection online - pictures and documents from Charlotte County History.
  • Consumer Reports
    • Make better purchasing decisions using product reviews, ratings, news and comparisons from Consumer Reports magazine.
  • Florida Electronic Library
    • The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service.
  • Khan Academy
    • Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
  • Library Catalog
    • Search for library materials.
  • Reference Links
    • Additional links to reference information.
  • Tech Boomers
    • is a free educational website that teaches older adults and other inexperienced Internet users with basic computer skills about websites that can help improve their quality of life.
SelectReads - Book Recommendations
  • Author Check
    • Author Check is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in your library’s catalog. You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!
  • New Book Alerts
    • New Book Alerts is a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by your local library.
  • SelectReads
    • Find your next favorite books through Select Reads! Each month a newsletter will be emailed to you highlighting selections in the category for the newsletter you have chosen. Choose from over 30 categories including: fiction, nonfiction, mystery & thriller, romance, audio books, teen, children, and many more! Sign up for your favorite categories today.
Student and Career Resources
    • offers the most comprehensive online curriculum for children ages 2 – 7+, including reading and language arts, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music.
  • DMV Practice Tests
    • is a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV permit test.
  • Florida Electronic Library
    • The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias and books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service.
  • InfoTrac
    • A variety of Educational and Research materials.