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Summit County Library offers a wealth of online materials you can access 24/7 using your library card. From books, audiobooks and magazines you can download to educational, business, investing, online encyclopedias and more. If you need help using these resources, please ask!

(Most resources on the list will need a valid Summit County Library Card to access)

Automotive

Auto Source Repair
Accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.


Consumer Reports
Get unbiased ratings and reviews for 9000+ products and services. Search car reviews and find the right one for you.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

User-friendly repair guides and manuals for ATV's, marine and boat motors, motorcycles, snowmobiles and other small engines.

General Research

Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a leading multidisciplinary research database. It provides acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

Explora General Research
Covers a wide scope of general interest topics. Includes newspapers, magazines, journals, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, etc.

Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.


Points of View Reference
Controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. Essays provide questions and materials for further thought and study and are accompanied by supporting articles.

Social Sciences Full Text
Provides access to the most important journals in the areas of applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, and includes subjects, such as addiction studies, anthropology, public welfare, urban studies and more.

WorldCat
Find what you want at a library near you with WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections.

Arts & Movies

Creative Bug
Thousands of award winning arts and craft videos taught by recognized design experts and artists.


IMDB-Internet Movie Database
“The world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.”

Kanopy
Video-steaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independant and documentary films. Includes access to children's films and Great Courses.

Craft

Creativebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. What creative thing will you learn today?

Local Resources

Breckenridge Film Festival

One of the oldest film festivals in the country presenting diverse film experiences in an authentic mountain environment.


Breckenridge Heritage Alliance

Local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Breckenridge’s unique heritage.


Breckenridge Music Festival

Provides diverse musical programming and education year round.


Building Hope Summit County

a community wide initiative designed to create a more coordinated, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma, and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County.

Colorado Legal Services.org

For low income Coloradans seeking legal assistance and Colorado legal advocates


Colorado Workforce Center – Frisco

Part of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, the Frisco Workforce Center can help with job searching, resume and interview skills, obtaining your GED, Veterans Assistance and more. Located at 602 Galena St., Frisco. (970)668-5360.


FIRC: Family & Intercultural Resource Center
Works to strengthen families through education and financial resources.

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
Is a Colorado 501(c)3 Nonprofit corporation whose mission is to promote stewardship of the White River National Forest in Summit County through partnerships, volunteer service, education and support.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Preserves and promotes the Town of Frisco’s heritage and history by presenting an excellent educational museum experience to the community and its visitors.


High Country Conservation Center

Provides recycling, energy efficiency services, water conservation, and community gardens in Summit County.


Keystone Science School
Inspires curiosity and critical thinking through the lens of science to change lives and strengthen communities.


Mather Archives
The Sandra F. Mathers Archives houses Summit County's most interesting collection of historical photographs, manuscripts, maps, newspapers, ephemera and more.

NAMI High Country Colorado (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI High Country supports those living with mental illness as well as their families. We strive to increase public understanding of mental disorders and give hope to those experiencing them.


National Repertory Orchestra

Changes the lives of young musicians and enriches the lives of Colorado residents and visitors.


Summit County Interactive Trails Map

Displays the extensive recreational resources of Summit County, CO. This online map allows users to explore natural surface trails and their approved uses. (e.g.; hiking, biking)

Summit Historical Society

Dedicated to the discovery, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of the rich heritage and history of Summit County.


Summit County Community & Senior Center

Offers meeting room and event rentals, volunteer opportunities, and a variety of senior services and programming.


The Summit Foundation

Strives to inspire donors, build partnerships and mobilize resources to support community organizations in Summit County.

Language Learning

Rosetta Stone Library Solution
Online language learning courses for over 30 languages. Improve your English or learn another language with Rosetta Stone Library Solution, an effective, easy-to use program that allows you to learn a new language on your own time.


Literature & Reading

Fantastic Fiction

Discover new books and authors, get book descriptions and genre booklists and read-a-likes.

GoodReads
Create a free online account to keep track and rate books you’ve read or want to read and connect with other readers for new recommendations.

Library of Congress
The world’s largest library and oldest national cultural institution. Access many free digital collections online.

Marmot Overdrive Digital Collection
Check out eBooks and audiobooks from your library 24/7 to your tablet, phone, mp3 player, Kindle, Nook or other e-reader.

Novelist K-8
Need help finding what to read next for younger readers? Find reading recommendations, book club discussion questions, author read-a-likes, book reviews and more.

Novelist Plus
Need help finding what to read next? Find reading recommendations, book club discussion questions, author read-a-likes, book reviews and more.

RBdigital - Digital Magazines
Over 200 current and back issues of popular magazines you can download to your computer, tablet or phone. No checkout limits or due dates.

TumbleBooks Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a formate they'll love. There are books in Spanish and French as well as games, puzzles and more.


WorldCat
Worldcat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and more then 10,000 libraries worldwide.


Health

Consumer Health Complete

Access to easily understandable health and medical information from medical reference books, journals, news sites, videos and more.


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences
The leading online research database providing full text for psychological journals and behavioral science journals. Includes full text for citations from PsycINFO.


Newspapers & Magazines

Colorado Historic Newspaper
Online collection of Colorado Historic Newspapers. Most content from between 1859 to 1923.

Denver Post Collection
Explore Denver history through local news, events and people with Denver Post Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Newspaper Source Plus
Cover-to-cover access to 23 national U.S. and international newspapers, selected full text from many regional U.S. newspapers and television & radio news transcripts from major news networks and NPR

New York Times Digital Access
You can access The New York Times content remotely from your home computer, laptop, phone, or tablet.

RBdigital Magazines
Search our new collection of 150 different Online Magazines through RB Digital. Download the RB Digital App for use with your mobile devices.


Regional Business News
Full text articles from regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Summit Daily News
Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Summit Daily News. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

K-12th Grade Student Resources

Explora for Primary Schools
Elementary students can find articles on every subject for their school projects.

Explora for Secondary Students
Middle and Junior High Students can find historical essays, biographies, maps, images and more to help with school projects and research.

Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Online encyclopedia with over entries covering a wide variety of subject areas.


MAS Ultra – School Edition
Designed especially for high school students, contains research informaiton from popular magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, maps, photos and more.

Middle Search Plus
Great for middle-school homework help. Provides full text articles from more than 140 popular middle school magazines as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.

Novelist K – 8 Plus
Find book recommendations for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.

Prenda
Learn to code software platform for kids helps libraries and schools prepare youth for the jobs of the future.


Primary Search
Designed specifically for elementary school students, provides online access to popular elementary school magazines and encyclopedic entries written for kids.

Points of View Reference
Overviews,essays, articles and point & counterpoint arguments that present multiple sides of current issues.


TOPICsearch
Explore social, political and economic issues,scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.


TumbleBook Library
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. There are books in Spanish and French as well as games, puzzles and more.

TumbleMath
TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you'll find, all in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration

Business

Business Source Premier

Access to full text articles from top business magazines and journals as well as over 12,000 company profiles and 7800 case studies.


Morningstar Investment Research

Online investing research tool containing stock, fund, and industry and ETF information.


Regional Business News

Full text articles from regional business publications from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Legal

ColoradoLegalServices.org

Self-help legal information for civil legal matters, where to find low or no-cost legal help, court information and other referral information.


Legal Information Reference Center
Thousands of legal forms and full text legal reference books from Nolo Press, the leading publisher of consumer legal information

Science & Environment

Environment Complete
Comprehensive coverage for Environmental Studies including agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.


GreenFile

Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences

Leading online research database with full text articles from psychology and behavioral sciences journals.


Science Reference Center

Designed for student researchers, contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources.


Social Sciences Full Text
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applies and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and more.

Spanish/Espanol

Rosetta Stone Library Solution

Learn up to 30 languages including English. The Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers the proven immersion method of language learning that more than 20,000 schools have trusted for over 20 years.


History & Genealogy

Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
Local nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting Breckenridge’s unique heritage.

Colorado Historic Newspaper
Online collection of Colorado Historic Newspapers. Most content from between 1859 to 1923.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum
Preserves and promotes the Town of Frisco’s heritage and history by presenting an excellent educational museum experience to the community and its visitors.


History Reference Center
Search full-text articles, historical documents, biographies, maps and photos. Great for student history research.

Mather Archives
The Sandra F. Mather Archives houses Summit County's most interesting collection of historical photographs, maps, manuscripts, newspapers, ephemera and more.

MyHeritage
Diverse genealogy databases providing access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries.

Summit Historical Society
Dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of the rich heritage and history of Summit County.