Adult Reference and E-Resources

Did you know that you can use your library card to access a number of digital resources from the safety and comfort of your home? Whether you want to stay informed, learn a new skill, or dive into research, there are options to fit your needs. 

Stay Informed

Catch up on the day's news by reading The Philadelphia Inquirer online! Your library card gives you access to full-text articles from 1981 to the present. You can also search other sources via NewsBank, the largest resource of its kind, with U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources. 

Access Digital/Online News

Discover Your Roots helps you trace your family history through the use of birth, death, immigration, military service, and census records. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and limited in-person library services, Ancestry is generously continuing to make free at-home access available. 

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Broaden Your Skills

Through the Pennsylvania POWER Library, you have access to PA Online Learning, a free growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library e-resources! Once you log in to POWER Library with your library card, simply select the PA Online Learning module to see the collection.

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Dive into Research

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. Whether you need to complete research for school or work, or are just looking to expand your knowledge, there is plenty of information on a plethora of topics. POWER Library also offers POWER Kids and POWER Teens, which contain information designed for those specific audiences. 

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Learn a New Language

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, and more through fun and easy-to-use tutorials.

Access Mango

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