Free courses & test prep

 - Classes and study aids for the updated GED

- Read current articles to a wide range of subjects and view lesson plans related to the articles, suitable for self-teaching and homeschooling.

 - Interactive lessons for 15 different languages

 - 500+ online courses that include CEU Certificates

General Research

- NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.

- Independent source for technical solutions and business insight for biopharmaceutical research, development, and manufacturing.

Explore Danville history through local news, events and people. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device. 

 - News and analysis of K–12 education.

 - Research and learning resources from the Library of Virginia (Gale Search Engine)

 - Popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. 

 - Official journal published by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

 - Daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy.

Jobs & Careers

- Job opportunities with the City of Danville

 - Find and Prepare for a Career

 - Local job listings, unemployment benefits, and information about job search assistance from the 


 (In Library only) Age of Learning’s award-winning online curriculum for young learners (ages 2-8+), with 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities

 - Videos, games, stories, and activities for preschool and early elementary-age learners

 - Find tools to help educators and students get the most out of Gale In Context resources.

 - Kid-oriented encyclopedia, magazine, and newspaper articles

 - Videos and articles about science, people, and the environment

Law & Government

 - Virginia's legislative information system

 - Complete recodification of the ordinances of the City of Danville of a general and permanent nature

 - Search for and complete VA legal forms

 - Located on first floor of the Ruby B. Archie location, use a public computer to search an online database. Staff can't give legal advice or interpretations.

Literature & Reading

 - Find everything an author has published, including soon to be released titles

 - Create your own virtual bookshelf of books you've read and see what others are reading


 - A literary and cultural commentary magazine that publishes leading writers' commentary. 

 - American magazine of international relations and foreign policy. . 

 - Weekly news magazine since 1933. 

 - Popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. 

 - Multilingual science magazine. 

 - Monthly American magazine that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics. 


 - Associated Press articles for Virginia.

 - Danville Register & Bee newspaper

 - Martinsville area newspaper

 - Lynchburg area newspaper articles; digital paper 

 - Richmond area newspaper articles; digital paper 

 - Roanoke area newspaper articles; digital paper 

 - Smith Mountain area newspaper