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​​Databases and E-Resources

  • Click here to see lists by alphabetical title and by subject.

Research Guides

Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by the West Virginia Library Commission.

Online Catalog

WVLC subscribes to a number of databases and other e-resources to assist in research and educational needs.  

Library Science Professional Collection 

State Library Services maintains one of the largest library studies collections in the state.  Included in this collection are books, print journals, online databases and other materials.  The collection is available to librarians, library staffs, students and professional educators with a State Library Services library card and may be viewed on our Online Catalog​.  Interlibrary loan requests can be made from libraries around the state for those that do not have a library card.  To see the newest titles in the collection, click here.
Text sets for teachers are available by filling out this form​. ​​​

Federal Government Documents Depository

As a Federal Depository Library in West Virginia, the State Library is committed to providing free access to government information. It also services as the Clearinghouse for state documents. We are committed to providing free public access to government information to all citizens of West Virginia.
For assistance in accessing government documents, ask at the reference desk or email wvlcref@wv.gov.  The Government Document collection is located on the third floor of the library. ​
This library is a congressionally designated depository for U.S. government documents.  Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law.  ​(Title 44 United States Code)


WV Reads LogoeBooks and eAudiobooks are available to check out for free through WV-Reads (West Virginia Regional Electronic Audiovisual Download Service).  This service is available for a wide variety of devices, including the Kindle, Nook, iPads, iPhones, Android phones and tablets, and most eBook readers.  Click here for WV-Reads


Borrow thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audio books, and comics online and mobile devices with your WVLC Library Card and Hoopla!  It's FREE!  Click here to find out more.