The Library provides access to these online resources to help you find up-to-date information not easily found in books, to prepare yourself for new challenges and to learn about new ideas.

NoveList Plus: Reader's Advisory

What to read next? Discover books and authors similar to the ones you already enjoy or strike out into new territory, searching by theme, character, place or style. Novelist K-8 Plus provides the same reader's advisory tools for the whole family.


This invaluable resource contains thousands of magazines, newspapers and peer-reviewed journals from yesterday and today. It’s fun for casual reading and indispensable for scholars. Search for articles by keyword or use publication search to browse through
the archives of your favorite magazines and journals. Students take note: The articles you find here can be cited in the same manner as the original print sources.


Are you a self-motivated person who’s ready to step up and pursue your goals? Find practice tests and study materials for your upcoming GED, SAT, AP or Civil Service exam and other standardized tests here. You can also learn how to use popular software programs, build new skills, become a citizen and even sell real estate. There are hundreds of free courses from which to choose.

Mango Languages

Learn foreign languages quickly and easily with this innovative suite of self-teaching, multimedia language courses. Mango allows you to master even the most difficult tongue from home. Courses include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Slovak, Hebrew, Urdu and even Haitian Creole, to name just a few.

Job and Career Accelerator

With this innovative job-hunting system from the Ohio Web Library, you can access detailed career information and find new opportunities that match your skills and interests, search millions of local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters for any job, practice interview skills and track your progress all in one place.

World Book Online

The online World Book experience is like browsing a bold new Internet without advertisements, arguments and other undesirable behaviors. Every article, photo, video and interactive map is vetted by serious scholars who share the same dream—to put the world at our fingertips.

Interlibrary Loan

The Library encourages patrons to request research materials not found in our collection. If a particular item cannot be purchased, the Library may consider borrowing it from another institution through Interlibrary Loan.


Local, State and Federal Code

The most up-to-date local, state and federal codes can be found online.

Codified Ordinances of Lakewood, Ohio

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio Administrative Code

United States Code

Code of Federal Regulations



This handy collection of automotive diagnostic and repair information offers OEM wiring diagrams, exploded-view illustrations, maintenance tables with service intervals, automatic repair updates and technical service bulletins. This resouce can only be accessed at the Library.

Ancestry: Library Edition

The world’s largest collection of genealogical resources is now available to help you trace your lineage back through the centuries.
This resouce can only be accessed at the Library.