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.

Adult education

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.

Computer basics

The library offers many useful tools to help you learn how to use technology.

Emergency resources

Develop preparedness skills and access clear, accurate information during disasters.

Everyday civics

Learn about voting rights — 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.

Genealogy resources

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.

Higher education

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.

Information literacy

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, the library has resources to point you in the right direction.

Local history

Access historic periodicals, browse books on Oregon’s history, and learn about our unique history in southern Oregon.


Discover resources created to support individuals and families with neurodiversity, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning and thinking differences.

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.

Tax help

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. 

Tough topics

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.