Chilton Library – use the password: portsmouth
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
EBSCOhost – Access and search the full text of a collection of over 20,000 electronic books (eBooks).
Titles focus on career development (interviewing, resumes, etc.), business, and general reference.
Flipster is a an e-magazine subscription service. The magazines currently available include the following: Black Enterprise, Ebony, Essence, Hispanic Network and two adult coloring books.
Freading is an E-book service for Portsmouth Patrons, download books to your phone or computer including Apple , Android, and Windows.
OneClickDigital, our one stop for both e-books and online audiobooks. Download the free OneClickDigital App to your Apple, Android and Computer devices to have easy access to over 1100 E-Books and over 4000 online audiobooks.
Tumblebooks – A wonderful resource that allows children to read, listen and follow along. It can be used by anyone and encourages comprehension with follow-up questions.
Zinio is a e-magazine subscription for your electronic devices.
Cypress Resume’s http://www.cypressresume.com/
Log in with your Library barcode from inside the library and create a professional looking resume.
Education and Testing
Learning Express Library – Practice career and educational tests and access practice guide eBooks for hundreds of tests including:
ACT, Advanced Placement, ASVAB, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMT/Paramedic, ESL (Spanish) Skills Improvement Courses, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, Nurse Aide, Postal Worker, SAT, Teacher Certification, TOEFL, US Citizenship.
Literary Index (Gale Group) – An author and title index to thousands of literary reference resources.
Pronunciator – Patrons can learn a foreign language over 50 to choose from.
Ancestry Library Edition – (Only available inside the library)
7 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees.
Historical records + family trees + helpful tools + support
HeritageQuest Online – Access genealogical resources including:
United States Census, Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, United States Congressional Serial Set, and PERiodical Source Index (PERSI).
Newspapers and Magazines
Virginian Pilot archived from 1990 to current, search by year then date. Log in with Library Barcode.
Find It Virginia – Find magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias and other reference works, TV & radio transcripts, and homework help, plus photos, charts, maps, diagrams & illustrations.
Yearbooks – The Portsmouth Public Library Yearbook Collection includes a variety of schools and institutions among 157 volumes dating from 1926 to 1977. These yearbooks were digitized through a project with the Library of Virginia and are made available via the Internet Archive. The yearbooks were donated to our Local History Room, and we do not have every year for every school – but- if you are interested in donating yearbooks to the permanent history collection, please call us at 393-8501 x 6521.
Reference and Research
Literati – A host of resources, such as educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials, and interactive discovery tools as well as Homework Help.