Library Online Resources
Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)
The La Vergne Public Library offers its patrons access to the Tennessee Electronic Library. The Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a collection of 33 databases that provide access to over 400,000 magazines, newspapers, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more! Access Tennessee Electronic Library.
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com (from Age of Learning, Incorporated) is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! ABCmouse.com is available on the computers in the children's area at no cost to our patrons.
The La Vergne Public Library also offers access to the HeritageQuest Online genealogical services. This service is available from the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). Access HeritageQuest Online. Your library card number is your password. Need help? View our HeritageQuest “How to” guide (PDF).
Ancestry.com Library Edition
Ancestry.com provides access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, plus local narratives, oral histories, indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s. Ancestry Library Edition offers a vast resource of collections, and a comprehensive research experience combining advanced search technology and image viewing of original documents on Ancestry.com. Ancestry Library Edition is available on computers within the library at no cost to our patrons.
Google Virtual Tour
The La Vergne Public Library now offers a virtual tour via Google. Access the Google Virtual Tour.
Many historic Tennessee records, including birth, death, and tax lists are available online from TEL through a partnership with Ancestry.com. While other Ancestry.com resources require a subscription; these records are free for Tennesseans. Watch this video for more info on creating a guest account.
Powerspeak Languages is an online language learning program (Cengage Learning) that can be accessed through the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL). It includes audio, video, and interactive activities. The courses are designed to meet the National Standards outlined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and cover the following languages:
- English as a Second Language (ESL) (for Spanish speakers)
- ESL (for Mandarin speakers)
The La Vergne Public Library provides searches of the card catalog online.
The library is now offering the following databases free to our patrons. They can be accessed on the library computers, or at home from the library’s website. To access them from home, you will need to log-in with your library card number.
A to Z Maps Online
“The world’s most useful online map database” Key features:
- All maps are royalty-free!
- 145,000+ maps
- 10,000+ antique maps
- 5,000+ modern maps
- Interactive maps
“Need Country Information?”
- 175 countries
- 92 data categories
- 8,000,000 words
- 12,000 photos
- 1,575 maps
- 4,200 currency and coin images
Has this ever happened to you - you realize that you need information from an encyclopedia, but the library has closed for the day and tomorrow will be too late, so what do you do? We’ve got you covered! Access World Book Online and get all the information you need on your computer. You may access World Book Online.
Looking for eBooks? Find them for free. Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free eBooks. Choose among free ePub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.