Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative — Use these self-paced, online classes to learn how to launch a small business venture, from marketing to human resources and government regulation to finance.
Research & Learn
You can use your library card to access a wealth of online resources for student research, job and career help, and lifelong learning. Use the links below to get started on your path.
Research & Explore
Explora Public Libraries — Explora is a user-friendly search tool that offers access to thousands of magazine and journal articles on a wide range of topics for both students and lifelong learners.
Gale in Context: Elementary — Gale In Context: Elementary meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through grade 5, with age-appropriate content from magazines, newspapers, and more.
NoveList Plus — Can’t decide what to read next? Need a book or author recommendation for a child, student, or family member? Use NoveList Plus to discover your next favorite author, series, or title!
Jobs & Careers
Accel5 — Explore a unique business library, featuring videos, book summaries, and articles on professional development, leadership theory, and business best practices.
Gale Legal Forms — Find downloadable, fillable forms for basic legal transactions, current to Virginia code.
JobNow — Connect LIVE with a certified career coach, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with résumé writing, applications, searches, and skill development needs. Also find unemployment assistance, résumé templates, career assessments, and more.
Peterson’s Career Prep — Identify potential career fields; create a professional résumé for downloading and emailing; view webinars on interview skills, and search for available jobs near you with an instant connection to Indeed.com.
Universal Class — Online, self-paced learning, with over 100 classes relating to business and entrepreneurship skills.
VetNow — Connect LIVE with a military benefits navigator, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for help with eligibility questions, connecting with veteran’s benefits and community resources, and more.
Homework Help Now — Connect LIVE with a certified tutor, seven days a week between 2 and 11 pm, for assistance with assignments, research and writing. Also find practice tests, study plans, and more. Tutoring is available in English and Spanish.
Transparent Language — Learn to speak 140+ foreign languages including over 20 indigenous languages, American Sign Language, and Citizenship Prep, and also includes ESL/ELL materials for speakers of 34 different languages. Transparent Language is perfect for the business travelers or tourists, as well as supplementing classroom lessons for students.
Magzter Library — Digital magazines are now available through the Library of Virginia via the Magzter Library app. Android and iOS users can download the app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store (please be sure to use the Magzter Library app not the standard Magzter app). Magzter can also be accessed in a browser at https://mgztr.co/libraryapp. To set up your account, click the Continue with Library Card link, enter your email address to receive an OTP code and then select the Charlotte County Library and enter your Iris Brammer library card.