Online Resources

  • Inspire INSPIRE is a collection of academic articles and consumer information accessible to Indiana residents. Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on education, business, government, health, and more.
  • World Book Online for Kids – World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. It is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, educational games, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by children’s ebooks, current periodicals and related Web sites. Must have an Orleans library card for access.
  • World History Online – A non-profit organization and website that provides thousands of free history articles, images, maps, videos and timelines. I am sure the patrons of Orleans Public Library will find this website useful to learn about global history, from ancient times to the first colonies in the Americas and beyond.
  • Census – Leading government source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy
  • Indiana Self Service Legal Center – This website was created to provide information and resources for people who represent themselves in court. It should be noted that self-representation should not be taken lightly, and there are many instances in which hiring an attorney is a good idea. In fact, we suggest that you talk with an attorney prior to submitting forms or petitions to a court.
  • Genealogy Trails for Orange County Indiana – Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
  • Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library (TBBL) – Provides free library service to residents of Indiana who cannot use standard printed materials due to a visual or physical disability. Patrons may borrow braille books, digital audio books, large print books, audio magazines, and special playback equipment from the library; materials will be mailed directly to patrons homes using “free matter for the blind”. Braille and audio books are also available to download from BARD.