Idaho Department of Labor
Idaho’s home for job seekers and employers.

Job Seeker Services by Appointment
The Star Branch Library is a host location for services for the Idaho Department of Labor from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. Find out more and make an appointment.

Learning Express
Interactive practice tests and tutorial courses to help you succeed on academic and licensing tests. Immediate scoring, complete answer explanations and individual analysis. Study for GED, SAT, ACT, TOEFL, nursing, firefighter, military and real estate tests. Work on math, reading, writing and computer skills. Funded by LiLI.

Tech Talk
A learning resource that builds digital literacy, skills, and confidence. Enjoy videos, articles and webinars on using technology, office suites and the internet.  Tech training for non-techies.

Community Resources  (we do not accept unsolicited content submissions)

Evaluating Information
Find useful tips for evaluating news sources, spotting and stopping the spread of fake news, and evaluating health and medical information that you encounter in books, magazines, TV, or online.

Find Help Idaho
Search and connect to support. Find financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help.

Resources for Teens
A collection of websites providing help in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, hotlines, and more from William James College.

Library Tutorials
Watch step-by-step videos for using library resources like borrowing ebooks, streaming music and checking out gear.

Memory Connections Resource Center
The Memory Connections Resource Center, located inside the Victory Branch, is a specially curated collection of materials to support those living with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias, as well as their caregivers and families. The collection includes books, DVDs, hands-on materials, electronics, and hand-outs about caregiving and memory loss; materials have a special identifying sticker on the spine or on the front.

Bright by Text
Bright by Text is a free texting program for parents and caregivers of ages 0-8 that delivers 3-5 developmentally appropriate, high quality early learning tips every week. Offered in English and Spanish, messages are catered to the age of the child. Messages include easy learning tips and activities for busy parents, reminders about health checkups, and more – all from high quality sources. Text "IdahoFamily" to 274448 to get started or learn more here.


In-library access to the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource. Explore thousands of records from North America, the UK, Australia, Europe and more.

Heritage Quest
Search the complete set of U.S. federal census records from 1790 - 1930. Access information on people and places described in over 25,000 family and local histories.


Homework Help

Chemistry Coach
Study guides, exercises, and mock exams covering subjects usually taught in high school and college chemistry classes.

EBSCO provides several full-text and secondary databases. Content for these databases include full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types. Funded by LiLI.

Consumer Reports - Just follow the link to access issues and articles from Consumer Reports via EBSCOhost.

Gale Virtual Reference Library Selected Titles
Offers reference sources from multiple publishers to provide respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas including medicine, history, science and business. Funded by LiLI.

Science and Health Virtual Library
Offers reference sources from multiple publishers to provide respected authoritative essays on varied topics from numerous subject areas including medicine and science.

Free tutoring is offered by the following non-profit organizations:

Learn To Be offers free, 1-on-1 online tutoring covering math, reading, writing and more. is from the founder of Khan Academy offering free SAT bootcamps, Live 1:1 math homework help, and small group sessions. Get help with math, test prep, and more.

Upchieve offers free online tutoring and college counseling. 1-on-1 support from live coaches, 24/7, in a variety of subjects.

World Book Online
World Book Online is a suite of research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites. World Book Online includes World Book Online for Kids, World Book Online Info Finder and World Book Online Reference Center. Funded by LiLI.


Chilton Library
Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Funded by LiLI.
Free permit practice tests for learner drivers. Includes the full text of the Idaho Driver's Manual as well as practice tests for cars and motorcycles.

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn to actually speak any of 75 languages. Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages.

Tumble Math
Tumble Math is a collection of animated books to spark a love of numbers for grades K - 6.

Weiss Financial Ratings
This website gives you tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. Sign in using your Ada Community Library Card to access the full database from home.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Did you know reading to your baby or young child can give them the building blocks for lifelong success? Accept the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge, a simple and fun approach to building strong literacy skills in your child. By reading just one book a day, your child can earn rewards throughout the program at various levels and finish the program in under three years. This program is open to all children between the ages of zero to five years. Visit your library branch to register and pick up a paper log.

Storytimes Online! Featuring a book of the day, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, videos and more for each day of the year. Funded by LiLI.

Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS)
The Idaho Talking Book Service (TBS) is an audiobook library service that is convenient and available at no cost to any Idaho resident who is blind, has a perceptual or reading disability, or is unable to read standard print due to a visual impairment or physical disability. The TBS materials are delivered directly to the user’s residence by the USPS and/or may be downloaded to a computer or device. There are more than 100,000 titles in the collection in a wide variety of genres. There is also a selection of locally recorded books and magazines about Idaho and the Northwest. For more information, call 800-458-3271 or visit

Novelist Plus
Find books that match your reading interests, get a list of everything written by your favorite author, find all titles in order of publication in a series and much more. Funded by LiLI.

Public Domain eBooks and eAudio
Free eBooks and eAudio books in the Public Domain.

TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated talking picture books, read-alongs, ebooks, quizzes, lesson plans, and educational games for grades K - 6.

A catalog of books and other materials held by libraries locally, regionally and worldwide. You may also request items via our online form, by phone or in person. Funded by LiLI.