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Arts and Music
Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.
Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth, and include collections covering subjects such as:
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Find it in the Libby app or at https://libbyapp.com/library/ccfls. Visit Libby and find the “Extras” option to get started!
Home School Resources
Britannica School Elementary is a comprehensive source of informational text for younger learners pre-K to grade 5. It includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, and magazine articles. There is a Britannica Fundamentals section for children Pre-K through grade 2. Tools such as a world atlas, virtual tours, country comparison, etc., allow learners to explore geography and animal kingdom topics. A Britannica Fundamentals provides materials for children Pre-K through second-grade.
This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more.
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks!
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Homework Help
This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Languages and Culture
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Whether you’re a true language learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.
Library Services
Visit the Main Floor for computer and print services.
Presents product reviews on cars, health, home appliances and electronics, plus articles on public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers
Want a book we don't have in our system? We can request items from other libraries within the state.
LawDepot offers legal forms in minutes with high-quality, easy-to-use, and completely customizable legal documents and templates.
Items for people with disabilities can be procured through LAMP!
Request a Room for Studying, Tutoring, Meeting, and More!
Our tool library is a collection of hand and power tools that can be checked out for four days at a time for free.
Lifelong Learning
Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you to directly to PA Online Learning.
This database provides coverage in areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Universal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). Find it in the Libby app or at https://libbyapp.com/library/ccfls. Visit Libby and find the “Extras” option to get started!
Local History
This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.
Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth, and include collections covering subjects such as:
Digital scans of historical documents accessible through PennState University Libraries
Newspapers and Magazines
Presents product reviews on cars, health, home appliances and electronics, plus articles on public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers
Check out the thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines available in our Libby collection!
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth, and include collections covering subjects such as:
This database provides coverage in areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Reference and Research
Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.
Presents product reviews on cars, health, home appliances and electronics, plus articles on public safety, marketplace economics and the judicial and regulatory actions that affect consumers
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. Additionally, you may download selected eBooks to portable devices.
LawDepot offers legal forms in minutes with high-quality, easy-to-use, and completely customizable legal documents and templates.
Get step-by-step vehicular repair information, along with diagrams, maintenance schedules, and recalls.
This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2020 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1880-2020.
PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you to directly to PA Online Learning.
Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth, and include collections covering subjects such as:
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.
This resource includes 112 titles on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cover subjects such as business, education, fine arts, history, political science, social science, juvenile literature, and sports and recreation.
This database provides coverage in areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and around 300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow, and ReferencePoint Press.
Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
This resource includes complete, unlimited access to the magazine main content through 2000 -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable from 1923-2000.
Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' naturalization interview and test!
Video Streaming
Stream thousands of films for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university.
eBooks and Audiobooks
This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. Additionally, you may download selected eBooks to portable devices.
Check out the thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines available in our Libby collection!
Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more.
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks!
POWER library gives you access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more.