Arts & Literature

Author Check

Track your favorite author, explore new authors in your favorite category, track books in series and receive email notification when a new book by your favorite author arrives at a branch of the Rutherford County Library System.


An interactive literary resource that builds a love of reading and learning in a fun. BookFlix pairs classic video storybooks with nonfiction eBooks to reinforce reading skills and develop knowledge. Also includes educational games, author profiles, vocabulary, and more.

Books and Authors

Combines more than 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award-winner, and librarian-favorites lists to help bring readers and literature together.

DayByDay TN Family Literacy Calendar

Family literacy calendar with songs, activities, and book recommendations.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. 

Fine Arts and Music Collection

This collection will provide you with resources to support research in areas such as drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.


Using your Rutherford County Library System card, you can access Kanopy. With an expertly curated collection of narrative and documentary films we think you’ll enjoy, we’re pleased to bring this streaming service to our community.

New Book Alerts

Free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the Linebaugh Public Library System. You can sign up to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away.


Selectreads allows you to sign up for a wide variety of book lists and newsletters from RCLS.

USA Learns

Learn English FREE and Prepare to Become a U.S. Citizen with USA Learns!

Auto Repair and Permit Tests

Chilton Library

Quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.

DMV Permit Practice

Practice our sample permit tests and driver's license tests for free as many times as you need to - until you're ready to take the real DMV test.

DMV Practice Test Tennessee

Practice taking tests for your driver's license.


Want an easy pass on your permit test? Get it with our 2020 practice permit tests! FREE, STATE-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, IMAGES! Nail your DMV test now!

Permit Test Practice

The #1 permit test preparation website. Have all your resources in one place and focus on passing the test the first time around! We believe in making permit test prep accessible. So we’re the only site to offer comprehensive permit test preparation – for free.

VIN Decoder

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit alphanumeric code that is assigned to every motor vehicle at the time of manufacture. It ensures that the vehicle is accurately identified and facilitates easy access to vital information about the vehicle's past.

Business, Finance & Law

Business Collection

Provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

Economics and Theory

This collection provides academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Perfect for business classes, users will find more than 150 full-text journals to support their research.


Perfect for business schools and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories.


Learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.

Foundation Directory Online

FDO is a valuable resource for non-profits, containing a comprehensive codified database of 140,000+ grantmakers, 700, 000+ recipient profiles and 14 million+ grants, combined with powerful search filters allow you to find and narrow down top prospects. 

Available only on location at the Technology Engagement Center.

Gale Business: Insights

Research global companies and industries with in-depth analysis through current news, statistical data, and comprehensive reports.

Do It Yourself

Home Improvement

This collection of home improvement focused titles covers topics such as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and more.

eBooks and eAudiobooks


Instanly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

R.E.A.D.S. eBooks and audiobooks

Download eBooks, audiobooks, videos and music through the Regional eBook & Audiobook Download System.

Genealogy & Biography

Albert Gore Research Center

A manuscripts repository dedicated to preserving and making available for research primary source materials related to Tennessee history. Located at MTSU.

Ancestry Library Edition

A comprehensive online source of information for conducting genealogical research. It includes searchable images of U.S. federal census records, the Social Security Death Index, and a variety of vital, church, court, and immigration records. This database is for in-library use only.

HeritageQuest Online

One of America's favorite tools for researching genealogy. It combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection, and other valuable records.

Tennessee Death Records (1908-1959)

Provided through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, these digitized records are now available on through an agreement with TEL. You will need to create a free account with to view images. Only these records can be viewed outside the library on

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Collection of records, manuscripts, and other documents related to Tennessee history and genealogy; located in Nashville.

Tennessee Vital Records

How and where to obtain copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.


Volunteer project to create a source location for online genealogical research for every county in Tennessee.

Health & Wellness

Culinary Arts Collection

Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

Health and Medicine

Full texts of nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources.

Health and Wellness

A great one-stop shop full of health-related information.

Medline Plus

Provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. Learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, or view medical videos in this free site produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library.

Jobs & Careers

Career Prep

Choosing a career path doesn't come easy. Whether you're heading straight into the workforce or you're entering college first, our career tools help you get a handle on what you're interested in, the skills and training you'll need, and what you can expect from your career path. Discover which careers suit you best, research potential career options, and explore the requirements and outlooks for the occupations you're interested in.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Find all the tools you need to discover your passion, ace your exams, and excel in your career.


TechGuide provides actionable information to help readers make data-driven decisions on the best tech-related educational and career opportunities. 

Vocations & Careers

This collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.


Transparent Language

Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

Newspapers and Magazines

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present including 125 newspapers from Tennessee. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. 

Daily News Journal

Click HERE to access the digital archives of the Daily News Journal, the Carrier's Courier (Sewart Air Force Base newspaper 1949-1968), the Rutherford Courier newspaper (1931-2005), the Morning Press (also called Murfreesboro Press) (1978-1983), and the Murfreesboro Post (2006-2018). This resource is for in-library use only.

Historical Nashville Tennessean (1812-2002)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1812 - 2002

Historical Newspapers: Knoxville News Sentinel

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1887 - current

Memphis Commercial Appeal

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Coverage: 1847 - current


This full-text newspaper database of more than 1,000 newspapers allows you to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Edition

Read historic and current newspapers from all around the southeastern region of the United States. 1766 - present

Popular Magazines

Includes more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac products.This database is 100% full text and includes over 600 titles.

Rutherford County, TN Magazine

Rutherford County Tennessee is the county's premier magazine and provides a comprehensive view of the community's vibrant business climate and stellar quality of life. 

Tennessee AG Insider Magazine

A guide to Tennessee’s farms, food and forestry, Tennessee Ag Insider is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and features stories about the state’s livestock, crops, agribusiness, agriscience, food safety and local products.

Tennessee Economic Development Guide

Tennessee Economic Development Guide is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Tennessee Home & Farm

Tennessee Home & Farm is published for members of the Tennessee Farm Bureau.

The Tennessean

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is pleased to announce that Tennesseans will have free online access to the full run of The Tennessean (1812 to today) through the Tennessean Electronic Library (TEL). Sourced from the collection of Tennessee State Library and Archives. Reproduced with permission. (From outside the library, use Login ID: linebaughpl and password: 37130).

The Tennessee Magazine

Brought to you by Tennessee's Electric Cooperatives. 

TN Connections

An Official Online Publication of Your Locally Owned Municipal Electic System.

Reference & Research

Academic OneFile

The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from world-leading journals and reference sources. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995. Updated daily.

American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Watch and Listen to 60 years of recorded history with this free access to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting's 50,000 hours of recorded content.

Communications and Mass Media Collection

This collection provides current and accurate information on all aspects of the communications field. Key subjects covered include: advertising and public relations, literature and writing, linguistics, and more.

Digital Library of Tennessee

Digital Library of Tennessee (DLTN) brings together more than 80,000 unique cultural heritage resources from libraries, archives, and museums in the state of Tennessee. DLTN highlights historical narratives, such as the state’s pivotal role in the ratification of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution which gave women the right to vote; and primary source formats, including maps, musical performances, photographs, newspapers, postcards, and oral histories.

The website centralizes access to rich, hard-to-find resources in Tennessee and is intended for everyone: K-12 educators, scholarly researchers, local historians, and the general public.

Educator's Reference Complete

Focuses on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education.

Gale EBooks

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and other reference sources.

Gale in Context - Elementary

For students in Kindergarten through Grade 5, with information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

General One File

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

High School

Provides contextual information on a broad range of topics, people, places, and events.

Information Science

This collection provides current and accurate information for the information professional. Coverage includes such topics as data processing techniques, metadata architectures, publishing and more.

Middle School

A great research tool for middle-schoolers.

Murfreesboro City Code

Code of Ordinances. City of Murfreesboro, TN

Opposing Viewpoints

Provides contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today’s hottest social issues.

Pop Culture Studies

Pop Culture Studies provides useful information for any researcher in a social science, history, art or liberal arts course. This collection is made up of 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.


Discover a great collection of articles from thousands of Gale resources – magazines, journals, newspapers and books along with videos, images and podcast content – all brought to you by your library. Your search should always start here.

Religion and Philosophy

Articles on religion, philosophy, archaeology, and anthropology, and the impact of religion on culture.

Rutherford County Archives

The Archives seeks to preserve and protect the written documents, past and present, generated by the government offices of Rutherford County.

Tennessee Blue Book

The Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government, both past and present. It contains information on the makeup of Tennessee state government, state history, national and state constitutions, most recent election results, and census data.

Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)

Online database of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles.

Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

A definitive and comprehensive reference work on Tennessee, including historic images, maps, audio, and video.

U.S. History

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

War & Terrorism

Provides insight into conflicts and their multiple causes. References include 100 subject-appropriate full-text periodicals.

World Book Web

Offers many valuable resources for children, teens and adults.

World History

Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

Science & Technology


With broad coverage of agriculture and its related fields. Content spans the industry — from practical aspects of farming to cutting edge scientific research in horticulture.

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

Provides robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Gardening & Horticulture

Research this collection of journals focused specifically on gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture. Includes content relating to both the practical aspects as well as the scientific theory of horticulture studies.


Use PebbleGo Science, Social Studies, Ciencia, and Estudio Sociales to help children build confidence in their technology, language, research, and reading skills. 


Millions of articles on all aspects of the sciences.

Travel & Geography

Hospitality and Tourism

This collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism fields, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.