Catalog & Electronic Resources



Funded by Latah County Library District

Registered card-holders of the Latah County Library District may access LCLD databases remotely using the 14-digit barcode on the library card.


BookBrowse offers online magazines with in-depth reviews; handpicked “if you like this, try these” recommendations; browsing by genre, time period, geographical setting and theme; advice on starting & running a book club; the opportunity to invite authors to chat with your book club by phone; and much more!

Click Here to access Consumer from any of the Latah Library Branches

Click Here to access Consumer from home

Consumer provides access to Consumer Reports' unbiased product and service ratings and recommendations, selections from the latest issue of Consumer Reports, a searchable archive of the past four years of ratings, Consumer Reports' exclusive product- and car-reliability reports, comprehensive decision guides, the ability to participate in expert discussions, access to consumer/user reviews, and much more.

Britannica Online Reference Center includes the Encyclopaedia Britannica and other valuable resources for adults and older students.


Britannica Online for Kids contains Compton’s Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary, and a wealth of other age-appropriate material for younger students and children.



Travelers, students, and business people can find country information, culture reports, high-resolution color maps, flags, and photos, all presented in a consistent 97-category framework for each country.




Novelist graphic NoveList Plus - a database for readers that now includes nonfiction. Find similar books, books in series, and more.

Click here to access NoveList Plus from any of the Latah Library Branches

Click here to access NoveList Plus from home


Novelist K-8 graphic Novelist K-8 Plus - a reader's database for youth that also includes nonfiction.

Click here to access NoveList K-8 Plus from any of the Latah Library Branches

Click here to access NoveList K-8 Plus from home


To access NoveList Plus from your phone: NoveList Mobile

Whether you want to learn a language for personal enrichment, for business or to get ready to travel abroad, Powerspeak Languages offers an arsenal of approaches that combine systematic learning processes with innovative, yet proven, methods tailored specifically to each language. Your computer should have Adobe Flash version 10 installed to use PowerSpeak.  Click here to check your version and to download if necessary. 

The Testing & Education Reference Center provides current information on colleges and universities, available scholarships and financial aid, eBooks on test preparation (including the GED), preparatory online entrance tests and study aids, and more.



World Vital Records


The library has re-started its subscription to Heritage Quest.

World Vital Records


Birds of North America Online provides comprehensive scientific information for over 700 species of birds nesting in the U.S. and Canada.

You’ll find image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, distribution maps, recordings of bird songs and calls of bird species. BNAO is produced by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the American Ornithologists Union.

Click here to access Birds of North America Online from any of the Latah Library Branches

Click here to access Birds of North America Online from home



Flipster offers the ability to browse high quality digital versions of popular magazines or search for topics of interest. Current and back issues of magazines can be downloaded via an app to iPads, iPad Minis, iPhones and Android-based platforms for offline reading anytime, anywhere. Flipster is easy to use and navigate, and allows users to zoom in and out for better readability.



Learning a language has never been easier with Pronunciator. Learn over 75 different languages using a diverse curriculum that features pronunciation analysis, audio lessons, and a variety of self-testing methods. Pronunciator requires Adobe Flash to operate; click here to check your version or download.

Funded by the VALNet Consortium

makes a growing downloadable audio and e-book collection available to our patrons. To see what's currently available and to download an e-book or e-audiobook, click here.

is a music downloading and streaming service available to all patrons of the VALNet library consortium Click here to access Freegal.

Funded by LiLI (Libraries Linking Idaho)


Idaho taxpayers fund a vast array of databases through LiLI (libraries linking Idaho).
Access is free to all residents of Idaho.

The Idaho Career Information System (CIS) is now available to patrons of the Latah County Library District.  Idaho CIS is a comprehensive online information system for career exploration and planning, tailored for Idaho residents.  This project offers career development, employment, and unemployment benefits resources to the citizens of Idaho via the CIS and IdahoWorks databases.  Contact your local Latah library for password information.