Websites We Recommend

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.

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

General Reference

  • CultureGrams * - In library | From home - Find out about today's world happenings.
  • Gale Virtual Reference * - Search over 50 subject areas with one click.
  • ProQuest * -  Research databases that cover magazines, newspapers, and journals and can satisfy the research needs of K-12, undergraduate, graduate, professional, and casual public researchers.
  • Flipster Magazines * - Full color digital editions of over 100 magazines for your computer, tablet, or phone.

Reader Resources

  • NoveList Plus - Everything you need to find your next read. Liberty Lake resident cards only.
  • Gale Virtual Literature Collection * - Encyclopedias of American and world literature, authors, literary movements, with analysis and criticism.

Language Instruction

Genealogy Research

  • FamilySearch - One of the largest free collection of records, resources, and services for genealogy research. 
  • Find a Grave - Discovery tool for graves and memorials
  • Rootsweb - Search historical newspapers
  • Cyndi's List - A comprehensive list of helpful genealogy research sites.

Other Libraries

 Local News Sources

Subject Reference

Health Care & Information

  • 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.
  • Senior's Health - The best website on senior health issues from the National Institute of Health
  • Social Security Disability Benefits Guide - This guide will explain how Social Security disability benefits work while helping you determine what disability or condition is enough to qualify.
  • Spokane Regional Health District - Programs and services for a safer and healthier community.

Voter Information


* 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.