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Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution with over 100 languages, an extensive ESOL collection, flexible learning paths and apps for all your mobile devices. Farmington Library card required to register.

Getting Started with Transparent Language

Contact the Information Services Department at 860-673-6791 or in person at the Main Library with any questions you may have.

RB Digital E-Magazines

“RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.” (RBDigital, 2017)

Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire.

Farmington Library card required to register

RB Digital Magazine App User Guide
RB Digital Magazine Online User Guide

Contact the Information Services Department at 860-673-6791 or in person at the Main Library with any questions you may have.


Thousands of Professional Tutorials on Lynda.com. Topics include, Microsoft Office Suite, 3D Printing and Design, Digital Photo Editing, Computer Coding and Programming Languages and much more!

Questions? Email the Information Services department at flref@farmingtonlibraries.org, visit us in-person at the Main Library or call us at 860-673-6791.

SELF-e Self-Publishing

self-e_logo_rgb_600_228Self-publish now with SELF-e!  SELF-e lets you share your e-book with libraries throughout Connecticut in the “Indie Connecticut” collection. You can use SELF-e in conjunction with other venues for e-book self-publishing such as Amazon.  All Indie Connecticut SELF-e accepted works are also eligible for special contests and for inclusion in the Library Journal curated, best-of-the-best “SELF-e Select” collection.

In order to publish, your work needs to be in PDF format.  Ask the librarians at the Adult Information desk if you need help with the format.  For an informational video about the SELF-e program, click here.  To read more about the SELF-e program or to publish your work now, check out SELF-e hereindieconnecticut_anthologyimage_300_300

Interested in reading local author’s works?  To read submissions from local indie authors all over CT, check out Indie CT.


This resource can be accessed from home or within the Library

With DrivingTests.org you have access to following, Connecticut specific, resources:

  • 11 car practice tests
  • 9 motorcycle practice tests
  • 27 CDL practice tests
  • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
  • A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related quetions


Online Resources

  • American Ancestors This resource is ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE MAIN LIBRARY. 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.


  • Ancestry.com Library EditionONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARYResearch your family history. With access to vital, military, immigration and census records you will be able to start uncovering your family’s story.



  • AtoZdatabases“AtoZdatabases is the Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!”(AtoZDatabases.com, 2013) Download the mobile App from your device’s app store to get phone numbers and much more on the go.


  • BiblioBoard “Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a hold, checkout or lending limit.
    Download the BiblioBoard Library app for your Apple, Android or Kindle device now, or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.”
  • Heritage Quest ONLY AVAILABLE FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY. A genealogy research database.
  • JobNow!“Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs.”(Brainfuse, 2013)


  • MorningstarThe Morningstar Investment Research Center Online


  • Novelist Plus Discover read-alikes for your favorite book, series, author or audiobook narrator. Find out what book comes next in a series. Create lists of books you have read or want to read. Keep up with the latest in new releases and award lists. Print or download discussion questions for book groups. Available to anyone from within the Main Library or Barney Library and to Farmington Library card holders from anywhere anytime. Simply login using your library card number to find your next read!