Education and research Subject Guide
Use our Subject Guide to dig in to your topics of interest. Click on one of the featured subjects below or select a new area of interest from the menu.
Build your confidence with lifelong learning tools from the library. Learn a trade, practice reading, or level up for a promotion at work. It’s never too late to learn a new skill.
Arts and culture
Explore art and culture through our online collections, where you’ll find resources for fine arts and music, hospitality and tourism, pop culture, and so much more.
Careers and employment
Build your resume, study for a test, research starting your own business, and find reliable job listings.
The library offers many useful tools to help you learn how to use technology.
Develop preparedness skills and access clear, accurate information during disasters and pandemics.
Learn about your right to vote — consider civic engagement, how it works, and who gets to participate.
Whether you are new to plants or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your garden thrive this season.
Find reliable free tools and strategies to learn about your family’s history.
Health and wellness
Whether you want to try a new recipe, practice meditation, or research the latest health and wellness trends, our librarians are hard at work assembling online resources for our community.
Research colleges and universities, use online test prep tools, learn about financial aid, and explore online learning opportunities.
Explore multilingual resources on US citizenship and civic engagement.
There’s so much information at our fingertips, but how do we know whether a source can be trusted? Use these tools to find reliable sources and evaluate the accuracy of the information.
Whether you’re looking for local events or want to explore organizations that support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Plus community and their allies, the library has resources to point you in the right direction.
Access historic periodicals, browse books on Oregon’s history, and learn about upcoming lectures and special events.
Discover resources created to support individuals and families with neurodiversity, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning and thinking differences.
Online learning resources
Learn a new language, try a virtual knitting course, take a driving test, or even get live tutoring for any grade level — free with your library card.
Online research databases
From live virtual tutoring and language learning to vehicle maintenance manuals and award-winning craft tutorials, the library has the tools and resources to help with any project.
Outdoors and recreation
Whether you’re a nature novice or an experienced nature buff, our librarians have put together resources for anyone looking to spend more time outdoors.
Race and society
Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history.
STEM and maker
Science, technology, engineering, and math support creative technology and innovation in today’s world. Learn, grow, and connect using these resources.
Su biblioteca en español
Si desea aprender una nueva habilidad, mantenerse al día con las noticias, ver cuentos virtuales con sus hijos o sacar libros y DVDs, sus bibliotecarios están trabajando arduamente para recopilar recursos para nuestra comunidad.
Use these resources for the current tax year. Check out laptops and WiFi hotspots, access DIY tax preparation software, and find local tax help.
Teaching and homeschooling
We’re committed to supporting a thriving educational community (public, private, online, and/or homeschool) and the educational success of the students that they serve.
Connecting patrons to what they need is the library’s goal, but we also understand that patrons may be more comfortable researching some topics on their own.