POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania's public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library. The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, and a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people, and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. You will need a library card number to access this resource.
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POWER Teens is a compilation of research resources for teens. It provides online resources including full-text research articles, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian. You will need a library card number to access this resource.
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Access PA is a shared catalog of library collections located across Pennsylvania. PA libraries outside of the MCLINC system also lend materials to our library. If the item you are looking for is located at a library that is not close to you, contact your local library to ask about an "interlibrary" loan. You do not need a library card number to browse the catalog, but you will need one to borrow any materials.
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Ask Here PA
Ask Here PA is a 24/7 live online service for your questions that need to be answered! Librarians across the state are available to respond via online chat.