Find Books & More

Our staff are happy to help you with all your book requests, either at the circ desk or over the phone, but you may also do it from home using our online catalog.  You need your library card number to request items.

VALNet catalog   
VALNet digital collection - e-books and e-audios in various formats, powered by OverDrive 
Public domain e-books - always available, they never expire and there's no check-out limit. 

Need some ideas for your next book?    

  • Fantastic Fiction - find the next book in a series, find out about new releases, author info, read reviews
  • Book Browse - book excerpts, reviews & recommendations, author bios
  • Good Reads - get recommendations, rate books you've read, play book trivia,and network with your reading friends
  • Literature Map - Type in the author's name and the screen shows similar authors. The ones closest are the most similar.  Click on the other names to see more connections.
  • What We're Reading - NPR's weekly book reviews
  • Free Book Notes - aggregated library resources for over 44,000 books, study guides and more
  • The Mystery Librarian - reviews of classic and contemporary whodunit books
  • Read Alike - authors listed by genre, readers' advisories about possibly offensive content
  • PNBA - Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Association - see what's popular with other readers in our Pacific Northwest region

Digital resources  

Especially for kids & students - more than books  

  • National Geographic for Kids - games, activities, animal stories and more
  • International Children's Digital Library
    - with more than 3,800 books in 53 languages, and visitors to the site
    from over 166 countries, this is truly a site for the world's children
  • American Library Association's collection of great websites for kids
  • University of Idaho library's digital collections contain some very interesting local and regional stuff.
    - get more out of your reading experience.  This educational site is
    geared toward high school and college students, focusing on literature,
    poetry and U.S. history, but it's not just for students.

Local and Regional interest - beyond books 

  • University of Idaho library's digital collections contain some very interesting local and regional stuff.