Blackwater Regional Library

Career Resources

Explore a new career field:

LearningExpress Library (LEL) is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation. For LearningExpress Library, you will need to register for an account using your library card number.

Workforce Solutions

LearningExpress Workforce Solutions contains hundreds of resources – such as tutorials, practice tests, e-Books, articles, and flash cards – to help users achieve high school equivalency, explore jobs and careers, prepare for occupational certification exams, and develop the core knowledge and skills that are essential to workplace success.

Job & Career Accelerator

Computer Skills Center

Occupational Test Preparation

Workplace Success Skills

Accel 5 Business Video Library:

There are two ways for your patrons to access Accel5.

  1. Without creating an individual account:
  2. Creating an individual account:
    • This link will provide an account creator that asks for patron email, password creation and then send a validation code to the provided email before granting access.
    • Benefits of creating an individual account:  keeping your place in publications, tracking what you’ve read, Accel5 promoting items that match to what you’ve already viewed.


Blackwater Regional Library is proud to partner with Opportunity Inc., a service of the Federal Department of Labor, and their project the Career Access Network.

The Career Access Network (CAN) is available from any computer and connects individuals to workforce development within their communities and throughout South and Western Hampton Roads.

Visit any of our branches to use the CAN today, and inquire with staff about any job information they may have. Many libraries have job boards and local information about hiring fairs and employment opportunities.

CAN provides:

  • lessons in building a professional resume
  • marketing skills
  • how to conduct yourself in an interview
  • career assessments
  • labor market information
  • explore courses of study and financial resources to pay for them
  • learn to create budgets, save money and manage bank account


Teaching Degrees is one of the most comprehensive teaching degree guides on the web.

With over 3,100 different teaching degrees and 1,700 different universities in our database that have a teaching degree program offering, we are one of the top resources for finding an accredited teaching degree.

Whether you are simply looking to further your career through continuing education or begin a whole new career with a degree in teaching, we can help find the right school for you. Begin your search by selecting either the type of teaching degree you are interested in or the location where you would like to study.

You can use the Teaching Degree Finder to find teaching schools currently accepting applicants for their programs. Or, read on to find out more detail about individual teaching degrees.

Library Science Degrees

Welcome to Library Science Degrees, an online resource decided solely to library and information science, education, and careers. Library science as a program area is having a resurgence in students with the digitization of documents and resources.

On this website you will be able to research all different types of information and library science degrees online. Our database is based on the American Library Association (ALA) list of accredited schools with a library science degree.

College Stats

Discovering your dream school just got easier. Search our database of more than 3,000 colleges and universities to find the best advanced degree opportunities for you. lets you decide what matters most in your search for the perfect college.

Best Trade Schools

Whether you’re a recent high school grad, an adult changing career paths, or a military veteran, deciding on additional schooling can be difficult. With so many different programs and locations, it becomes even more challenging. Luckily, has all of the information you need to make the right choice for your education.

  • Mission

    Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

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  • Who We Serve

    Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.