Recognize and celebrate the history, diverse cultures, and abundant contributions of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders to society. Have a look at these staff-selected resources to learn more!

Check out ebooks, audiobooks, streaming videos, digital magazines, and more using a computer and/or other electronics like a smartphone. Your library card is your portal to free online resources. Accessing the following websites directly (not using provided links below) your access might be denied, limited, or cost you money.


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  • A to Z
    ​Published by World Trade Press, A to Z resources provide reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals. These products draw from their Global knowledge base of digital reference information.
    • World Food: A to Z World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world.
    • Global Road Warrior: 175 country handbook for the International traveler, with a focus on business travel.
    • A to Z maps Online: World, continent, country, and state maps. Includes political, physical, population, climate, and more.​
  • Ancestry Library Edition
    ​Genealogy information, US Immigration records, SSDI, and Census images. For use inside the library. Temporary remote access provided by Ancestry ended on December 31, 2021.
  • Family Search
    • FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Containing more than four billion genealogical records, plus family trees and other resources, you’re bound to learn something amazing about your family’s past!
  • Kanopy
    ​Stream over 30,000 indie and classic films. Users are allowed 8 plays per month. *Please note, per Kanopy's Terms of Service users must be 18 years old or over OR have the involvement of their parent or legal guardian to use Kanopy. Set up a personalized PIN to keep your kids inside Kanopy Kids.
    • Asian Americans: This series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, and cultural innovation. It is a timely look at the role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.
    • Gimme a Faith: Each year, hundreds of thousands of Chinese students arrive in the United States to attend college, making up one-third of international students. After arriving, they are often confronted with loneliness and culture-shock. The resulting isolation makes them particularly susceptible to outside influences, and consequently thousands of these young arrivals convert to Christianity. Arriving in North Carolina to study filmmaking, Director Hao Zhang is surprised at the existence of this unique community and takes up his camera to follow various new students as they balance the pressures of community, identity, and belonging, in an attempt to help him come to terms with his own feelings of isolation and aimlessness.
    • Columbus: Casey (Haley Lu Richardson) lives with her mother in a little-known Midwestern town haunted by the promise of modernism. Jin (John Cho), a visitor from the other side of the world, attends to his dying father. Burdened by the future, they find respite in one another and the architecture that surrounds them.
  • Legacy Washington
    Documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. This collaborative venture, spearheaded by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, relies on original sources at the Washington State Library, the Washington State Archives and heritage organizations across the state. The work of Legacy Washington can be found in libraries around the country and museums of Washington.
  • Northwest Digital Heritage Service Hub
    Located at the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) from Northwest Digital Heritage, a partnership between Washington State Library, the Oregon Heritage Commission, and the State Library of Oregon.
  • Washington Rural Heritage Project
    Washington Rural Heritage is a community memory project headquartered at the Washington State Library. The project brings together unique local history materials from libraries, museums, and private collections of citizens across Washington State.



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