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.
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.
Build your resume, study for a test, research starting your own business, and find reliable job listings.
Learn about your right to vote — consider civic engagement, how it works, and who gets to participate.
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.
Whether you are a novice in the garden or a cultivation expert, find resources to make your outdoors space thrive this season.
Find reliable free tools and strategies to learn about your family’s history.
Whether you want to try a new recipe, practice meditation, or stay up-to-date with pandemic news, your 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? These tools can help us 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, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) 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.
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 to enjoy.
Discover resources created to support individuals and families with neurodiversity, such as autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning and thinking differences.
Learn a new language, try a virtual knitting course, take a self-paced social media marketing class, or even get live tutoring for any grade level — free with your library card.
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.
Empathy begins with awareness, knowledge, and understanding. Our librarians selected these resources to illuminate history so we can work toward equity.
Science, technology, engineering, and math support creative technology and innovation in today’s world. Learn, grow, and connect using these resources.
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.