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Helpful Resources

​​Here you will find a list of various resources, from databases and educational services we offer, to general informational websites, to West Virginia focused websites. If you have any questions or come across problems accessing any of these you can email us at wvlcref@wv.gov or call us at 304-558-2045.

​American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world.  Founded on October 6, 1876 during the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the mission of ALA is “to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.” 

A-Z Databases

A-Z Databases gives you access to a large array of databases available to all library patrons. Find the best database for your research and freely explore.

Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar

Families, caregivers, educators, and librarians can use the Day By Day Family Literacy Calendar at home, library, classroom, or on the go. With a perpetual calendar featuring songs, activities, book suggestions, and videos, Day By Day supports early literacy skills and helps young children get ready for school. DayByDay WV.

Find A Library Job

The Library Commission only posts jobs related to library services.  Postings will remain on the site until the closing date or 60 days from the date posted unless otherwise noted. Find library job listings here.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries (link is external) and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. 

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. 


Your personal guide to information exploration!  WVInfodepot.org provides all West Virginia residents with resources to promote literacy, job readiness and academic success. Please note that some of these resources may prompt you for login information. If a resource you wish to access does this, email us at wvlcref@wv.gov or call us at 305-558-2045. 

On WVInfoDepot, you can find:

And more!

West Virginia Archives and History

Whether studying for the Golden H​orseshoe exam, researching your family lineage, or looking for information on the history of West Virginia, the Archives and History website is the premier on-line resource. The site features primary and secondary source documents, photographs, and databases; lists collections and other materials available in the State Archives; and provides research guides and assistance for genealogists.​​​​

West Virginia Encyclopedia

The West Virginia Encyclopedia is the comprehensive reference resource for the Mountain State of West Virginia. Based on the best-selling West Virginia Encyclopedia, e-WV offers thousands of articles on West Virginia’s people and places, history, arts, science and culture. ​

West Virginia Law Library​

The West Virginia State Law Library​’s primary mission is to assist the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, the statewide unified court system, and all judicial staff in carrying out the administration of justice. The State Law Library provides access to law-related information to the judiciary, legal community and the public.​​​

West Virginia Library Association

The West Virginia Library Association (WVLA) was established in 1914 to promote library service and librarianship in West Virginia.  Through the work of its Divisions, Roundtables, andCommittees, WVLA advocates for library issues, distributes public information, and develops continuing education opportunities.