Find information on topics related to business, health, education, the environment, government, politics and more from a variety of news media featuring newspapers, videos and web-only content including the Providence Journal, Coventry Courier, Kent County Daily Times, USA Today and more.


Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers, including Providence Journal, Coventry Courier and Kent County Daily Times. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections. Must have a Coventry library card beginning with 22224 to access from home. provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.

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Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Rhode Island's statewide Reference Resource Center.

Auto Mate is a reference database that provides accurate, authoritative and up-to-date auto service and repair information. AutoMate features content from the original equipment manufacturers, including step-by-step repair procedures with supporting images, maintenance schedules, and diagnostic trouble codes so users can accurately diagnose, repair and maintain their vehicle.

Biography Reference Bank is an essential full-text database for biographical research in any discipline, such as women’s studies, cultural studies, media studies and more.

Biography Reference Center is available in its own interface and offers many top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines including more than 436,000 full-text biographies and thousands of unique narrative biographies.

Access thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga. You can access on your computer using the link above, or use the LibraryPass app on a smartphone or tablet. Available on iOS or the Google Play Store.  Only for CovPubLib cardholders. offers complete access to rating information from the Consumer Reports Magazine & Buying Guides. Available to Coventry and Greene residents only. 

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Coventry Courier. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Must have a Coventry library card beginning with 22224 to access from home. has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Only for Coventry Public Library card holders. 

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Offers access to education literature and resources. Database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents.

Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework.

Flipster is an easy to use online newsstand that provides a carousel of the most recent issues and back issues of some of your favorite magazines.  With titles like Newsweek, Architectural Digest, National Geographic, Men’s Health and Harper’s Bazaar, there is something for everyone.  Zoom and single- or double-page layout features make the full magazine layout easy to read. Texts also contain links to referenced material like websites and social media.

Flipster is available to Rhode Islanders through

"Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. Freegal offers 3 hours of streaming per day,  and 3 downloads per week. The catalog includes 15 million+ songs, millions of albums, hundreds of curated playlists, thousands of audio books and thousands of music videos.  In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000+ labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Free apps are available at the App Store and Google Play." For Coventry Library cardholders only. 

Features over 25,000 informative segments of the encyclopedia, with alphabetically arranged articles, illustrations and maps. Updated annually.

Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform for adults who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. All courses are taught by world-class instructors and offer a tailor-made learning experience for those who want to learn new technologies and skills to stay competitive in a changing workforce.

With your library card, and a Google or Microsoft account, you can remotely access thousands of online courses. Ninety percent of the courses offer subtitles and/or transcripts for video lectures to support a variety of learning styles. 

Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

World’s most comprehensive full-text history reference database, featuring full text for more than 2,400 reference books, encyclopedias and nonfiction books. Also includes full text for more than 130 history periodicals, and contains more than 61,100 historical documents; more than 66,000 historical biographies; more than 110,200 photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 films including quality documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from producers including PBS, BBC, The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses and thousands of independent filmmakers. Films can be streamed via or by downloading the Kanopy mobile app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku or Chromecast. 

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Kent County Daily Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Must have a Coventry library card beginning with 22224 to access from home.

LearningExpress Library provides a completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.

Comprehensive database provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Full-text database of more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; articles/essays; author biographies; book reviews, author interviews and information on classic and contemporary poems , short stories, classic texts and more.

An online language-learning system that will teach you actual conversational skills. Start learning a new language now!

Contains the full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an image collection of 341,655 photo, maps and flags.

Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical science and much more. This resource uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Providence Journal, Coventry Courier and Kent County Daily Times. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.

An easy–to-use Reader’s Advisory for good fiction. This database can be limited to view books for specific age groups such as Adult, Young Adult, and Children’s. Other useful features include award winners listed by type of fiction and Book Discussion Guides.

The 8-acre Picillo Farm site is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. The area was once part of a 100-acre pig farm. More than 10,000 drums of hazardous waste and an undetermined bulk volume of liquid chemicals were disposed of into several unlined trenches. The site was discovered in 1977, after a fire and an explosion. Cleanup of surface water and groundwater contamination has finished. Long-term operation and maintenance activities and environmental monitoring are ongoing. 

Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio and TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Comprehensive collection of obituaries and death notices electronically available. Accessible in an easy-to-use interface with searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. Must have a Coventry library card beginning with 22224 to access from home.


Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of Providence Journal. Read the Providence Journal in its entirety on your device. You need a Coventry Public Library card to access the paper remotely.

RBdigital (now in Overdrive) features full-color, digital magazines for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming and mobile-app download. Patrons can add new and back issues to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. Choose from over 3,000 popular titles. Must have a Coventry Public Library card.  For help in adding this collection to your Overdrive or Libby app click here or contact the Reference Desk.  

 Database of RI Historical Cemeteries maintained by the RI Historical Cemeteries Commission.

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 periodicals. Topics include assessment, continuing education, current pedagogical research, curriculum development, elementary education, higher education, language arts, literacy standards, school administration, teacher education and much more.

Current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.

Over 500 online non-credit Continuing Education and Personal Development courses. Free with your Coventry Public Library Card.

The World Book web site offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, homework help, study aids, and curriculum guides.