Reference Services on the Amarillo Public Library website enables you to ask questions and receive a response from a librarian by e-mail. Responses to questions will be sent within 2 working days. Our electronic mailbox is checked once per day.
Select Reads lets you track authors, create booklists, receive new title alerts, view author spotlight, and so much more!
A Complete Research Tool. Start with the encyclopedia. Move on to the atlas, biographies, e-books, news, multimedia, and more.
The Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna covers all fields of knowledge, including arts, geography, philosophy, science, sports, and much more. Users will enjoy a quick reference of 24,000 entries and 2.5 million words. More than 4,800 images, graphs, and tables further enlighten students and clarify subject matter. The simple A-Z organization and clear descriptions will appeal to both Spanish speakers and students of Spanish.
Enrich the learning of elementary students with the virtual environment of Britannica Escolar Online featuring interactive games, articles, videos, multimedia, maps and much more!
Britannica Public Libraries Online gives your library titles in one—an adult general reference collection and a child-friendly collection. Choose the age-appropriate level that works best for them, and you will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. You can even store your research in your own personal Workspace account.
Three user-friendly interfaces—Elementary, Middle, and High—make it easy to select the portal appropriate to each student’s reading, grade, and age level.
Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry. This resource is made possible by APL’s membership in the Harrington Library Consortium.
Comics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.
ConsumerReports.org provides consumer advice for many products in each of the following categories: cars, electronics, food, health, and many others. This is available to Amarillo Public Library cardholders only.
With Cypress Resume, you can effortlessly create a professional resume and cover letter easily! Over 100,000 professions are represented in Cypress Resume by over 1,100 core task groups. Available throughAPL’s membership in the Harrington Library Consortium.
Global Road Warrior will help you understand other countries and cultures, whether you are writing a paper, or planning a trip abroad. Learn about tipping in Burundi, or how to dress for a business meeting in Austria. Are immunizations required to visit Canada? Get answers to your cultural and geography questions through GRW. This resource is made possible by APL’s membership in the Harrington Library Consortium.
Enjoy 1,000's of award winning independent films whenever and wherever you want them!
Job & Career Accelerator™ combines everything you need for a successful job search into one easy-to-use online application. With this innovative job-hunting system, you can: Explore more than 1,000 occupations, Match your interests and skills with the career that's best for you, search over 5 million job postings, create resumes and cover letters, master interviewing skills, get tips and advice every step of the way, and track your job-search progress.
Kidzone offers links to reliable, vetted sites for learning and playing online. Younger patrons can learn about internet safety, play games, visit animal sites, or get help with homework.
Take a practice GED test, sharpen your interview skills, or work through a skills course with Learning Express Library. This resource can be used by all members of the family, whether taking a practice TAKS test or reading an ebook to learn how to craft a winning resume. Learning Express Library is available 24/ 7 through APL’s membership in the Harrington Library Consortium.
Learn a new language with Mango Languages. Choose from 22 language courses, including Japanese, Greek, Spanish, Italian, and Hindi. Or work on your English skills with one of 11 ESL courses, including ESL for Spanish speakers, Chinese speakers, and others. This resource is for Amarillo Public Library cardholders.
NoveList K-8 Plus is a database that helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Looking for the next novel in the series? Want to see what critics said about a book? NoveList Plus is the premiere place to find reading recommendations and is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Sign up for a free online book club, and receive a 5 minute reading from a different book each week in your email account. Choose from fourteen categories, including Business, Good News, Nonfiction, and more!
These electronic databases are powerful research tools available 24 hours a day in the homes or offices of registered patrons of participating Texas libraries. They provide full-text articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and many other sources. Entire books can be read online. Database topics include homework help for students, health information, business information, biography and genealogy, as well as literature and archival information.
Tumble Books bring story books to life, and offer parents and caregivers a great opportunity to share their favorite books or discover new ones. Older readers will enjoy Tumble Readables, a mix of story, chapter, and classic books that will bring the love of literature home! This resource is provided by APL’s membership in the Harrington Library Consortium.
What is reader’s advisory? Let’s say you’ve read all the books by John Grisham and want something similar. Maybe you need something to read until Jan Karon produces the next installment in the Mitford Years series. Or your best friend has recommended a novel, but you can only remember that the story is about a family. Oh, there’s something about a quilt, and the book cover is red.This is where our reference staff can help. We can identify the title you’re looking for or suggest books that will be enjoyable to you.
WorldVitalRecords.com was founded in 2006 to provide simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide
The world's largest digital newsstand, Zinio offers thousands of digital magazines, complete with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video. And with full magazines available for simultaneous viewing via computer or smart devices, there’s no limit to where patrons can enjoy Zinio. This resource is available for Amarillo Library cardholders only.