Research

The Lewiston City Library is dedicated to providing free and open access to knowledge, ideas, and information and to support our community in the pursuit of learning. With the help of the Idaho Commission for Libraries, we have curated a variety of research and other information resources for the benefit of Lewiston residents. 

Some of these resources require a Valnet library card number to access. If you do not have a library card, stop by the library during open hours to sign-up for one or self-register at valnet.org. If you have any questions about your library account or accessing our digital resources, please call the library at 208-798-2525 or email us at library@cityoflewiston.org.

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Business, Investing & Careers

Find resources for small businesses, learn how to invest your money, and get help with your job search. 

Encyclopedias

Government & Law

Find helpful links to federal, state, and local government and legal information. 

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Health & Medicine

Find a wide variety of health information from medical journals to national health experts. 

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History & Genealogy

Learn about the Tsceminicum Club Local & Idaho History Room. Access a number of helpful databases for your historical and genealogical research. 

Maps

Travel & Maps

Planning a trip? We have what you need. Whether you are taking a weekend camping trip or an international vacation, you will find the guides, maps, and more that will make for smooth traveling.