Find It Virginia is a collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine and journal articles, and books such as encyclopedias. Materials are available for all age ranges and interests.
No. Please visit your local library web site or in person to find materials that are available there.
Yes. They can also be sent through e-mail.
Possibly. Please contact your local library to ask about other resources that are available to users.
A Virginia public library card is the only requirement to use these resources. Virginians can visit their local public library to register for a library card.
Find It Virginia is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Find It Virginia is part of the Infopowering the Commonwealth initiative, a cooperative project of the Library of Virginia and Virginia's public libraries, and is designed to promote and support public access computing, Internet connectivity, and quality information resources in all Virginia public libraries.
Find It Virginia is supported by federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Geo IP Technology allows your local residents instant access to your resources without any authentication.
By embedding a URL in front of your links, the Geo IP script will detect the IP of the Patron's device. If the IP is located in Virginia, it will redirect the patron straight into the resource. If the IP is outside of Virginia, they will be redirected to a Proxy login.
Yes. If the patron's IP is located nearby your location, Usage will be attributed to your location as well. You can also force usage to your Library by embedding your LocID in the GeoIP link. See instructions below.
To apply Geo IP, you must change the Links on your Resources. Below is a guide for the different types of links:

  • For Databases: Change your link to:[PRODUCT_ID HERE]
    Example (Kids InfoBits):

  • For eBooks: Change your link to:[13 DIGITS ISBN HERE]
    Example (ebook name here):

  • To force Usage for your Location, simply add "&loc=[MY LOCATION HERE] to the URL as well.