Research & Learning

Welcome to our digital collection! These resources provide access to published information not readily available anywhere else – as well as downloadable books and magazines, customizable courses in technology and other fields, and streaming options for movies, tv shows, and music. You’ll need a Boise Public Library card to access the collection. (If you don't have a card already, click here to get started.) 

Please keep in mind...

  • The materials made available through these resources are subject to copyright restrictions. 
  • Your login info (username, password, PIN, etc.) is for you only – please don’t share it with anyone.
  • We work with third-party vendors to deliver our digital content. Click here for an important note on Privacy and Third-Party Vendors  


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Homework Help Resources

Academic Search™ Premier contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.
Read about daily life in over 50 time periods and geographic locations around the world.

Learn about the 20th century in the United States through hundreds of articles about significant people and events. 

LearningExpress Library provides test-prep materials and study guides for users of all ages! Subjects include the GED, SAT, and ACT, as well as computer software and U.S. Citizenship. You'll also find practice tests for careers such as civil service, law enforcement, teaching, and the health industry.

Learn to use it!

LiLI - Libraries Linking Idaho - provides statewide access to a wide range of digital content. Explore everything LiLI has to offer: published magazine and journal articles, electronic reference books, readers' advisory tools, and more.

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Find hundreds of articles on a huge variety of topics: history, science, music, life skills, and much more. Great for students of all ages. 

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Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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