Information Resources

The web sites and online resources below provide high-quality information on a variety of topics. Some are paid for with tax-payer funds and are only available for use in the library or to library members with City of Liberty Lake resident cards. To use those from home, you will need your library card number (starting with "10") and password or PIN. Your default password is last name in ALL CAPS.

For homework help and school resources, visit the Student Resources page.

To schedule a research consultation with a Librarian, contact the Library at or 509-232-2510.

General Reference

  • AtoZdatabase - Search jobs, businesses, mailing lists, create mailing lists, research industry competition, etc.
  • CultureGrams * - In library | From home - Find out about today's world happenings.
  • Gale Virtual Reference * - Search over 50 subject areas with one click.
  • MasterFILE Complete * - Full-text general interest resources.
  • Newspaper Source * - Cover-to-cover full-text for today's leading newspapers.
  • ProQuest * - A collection of research databases that covers magazines, newspapers, and journals and can satisfy the research needs of K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and casual public researchers.
  • ProQuest Guide - Overview of ProQuest resources and how to search more effectively.
  • Flipster Magazines * - Full color digital editions of over 100 magazines like Discover, Field & Stream, Martha Stewart Living, and National Geographic for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Reader Resources


Language Instruction

Genealogy Research

  • HeritageQuest*- Provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank depositor records.
    FamilySearch - One of the largest free collection of records, resources, and services for genealogy research. Operated by the non-profit organization, Genealogical Society of Utah "GSU."
    Find a Grave - Discovery tool for graves and memorials
  • Rootsweb - Search historical newspapers
  • Cyndi's List - A comprehensive list of helpful genealogy research sites.


Subject Reference

Health Care & Information

  • - Washington Health Insurance.
  • 1-855-WAFINDER (923-4633) or TTY/TDD 1-855-627-9604
  • Find a paper application for Washington here.
  • Children's Health - The best website on children's health issues from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health
  • Gale Virtual Health Collection * - Health topics, disease, diet and nutrition, fitness, medicine, drugs, mental health
  • Health Hotlines - National Library of Medicine's comprehensive list of hundreds of free hotlines to organizations dedicated to specific medical conditions
  •  Healthfinder - Information in non-technical language from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.
  • Household Products Database - Consumer guide of easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of common household products used inside and around the home.
  • MedlinePlus - Health information from the National Library of Medicine.

Voter Information

Local News Sources

* These references are tools that the library pays to use and you will need to enter your library card number and password or PIN to access them from home. Default password is last name in all capital letters.