Access these premium online Research Tools for free using your MRSPL card number. Available content includes full-text newspapers, magazines, journals, and reference material on a wide range of subjects.
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Access our growing collection of historic photos and death notices from the Mary Riley Styles Public Library's Local History Room, along with searchable indexes to Falls Church related newspapers, newsletters, and clipping files.
Browse and read articles from National Geographic Kids and explore topics relating to animals, the environment, history, people & cultures, places, and science & technology. Also features educational games, videos, and other activities, centered mostly on animals and the natural world. For ages 6-14.
Search and read full-text articles (often with full digital reproductions of the actual newspaper page) from The Washington Post (1877-present), The New York Times (1980-present), The Wall Street Journal (1889-present), the Los Angeles Times (1881-present), and The Christian Science Monitor (1908-present), and The Chicago Tribune (1985-present).
Download and read up to 6 ebooks a week! In addition to fiction, nonfiction, biographies, self-help, comics, and romance, includes Lonely Planet Travel Guides, SparkNotes Study Guides, and over 1000 titles in Spanish. Titles are always available and can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.
Popular magazine titles – like The New Yorker, The Economist, and Rolling Stone – available to download and read (even offline) on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Also includes access to a variety of downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks.