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eEverything: an Alphabetical List of our Databases

Ancestry iconAncestry.com: Genealogy information

In library only. (Link on the start menu or in the Firefox browser of our computers.)

For more local history resources, check out our Local History page!

PowerLibrary logoAP Images

Database of images from the Associated Press


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Need help now? Chat with a live Librarian

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Repair manuals for your car!


Books & AuthorsPowerLibrary logo

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Powered by Gale’s What Do I Read Next?


For grades pre-K – 3. Pairing classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic.

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Full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students.

powerlibrary-120pxContemporary Authors Online

Biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.

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Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas.

PowerLibrary logoEducator’s Reference Complete

Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education.


PowerLibrary logoGale Virtual Reference Library

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

PowerLibrary logoGeneral OneFile

Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text.

PowerLibrary logoGreenFile


PowerLibrary logoGreenR

Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources (GREENR).


PowerLibrary logoHealth & Wellness Resource Center

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.

Hoopla logo for websiteHooplaDigital: ebooks, music, audiobooks, tv, movies & comics

No waiting lists. Over 500,000 items available. For UD patrons only.

Using Hoopla on an iPad & iPhone
Using Hoopla on an Android
Using Hoopla on a Computer

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Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

Kids InfoBitPowerLibrary logos

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.


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Achieve your educational and career goals. Choose a center: Job & Career, Adult Learning, College Prep, Computer Skills & High School Equivalency. Also US Citizenship Test Practice!


Learn over 60 languages!


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Classic eBooks & eAudiobooks.

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Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks & eAudiobooks.


eLibrary: Beginning Instructions for All Devices

For brief instructions, check out Getting Started with Overdrive Help

Detailed instructions:

Libby: For Android & iDevices
Older Android Devices: ebook & audiobook instructions (Kindle Fire, Nook Color, Google Nexus, Samsung Tab, etc.)
Older iDevices: ebook & audiobook instructions (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
Kindle reading devices: ebook instructions (Kindle Touch, Kindle Paperwhite. Kindle Fire owners please use Android instructions.)
Nook reading devices: ebook instructions (Nook Samsung Galaxy owners please use Libby instructions)
iPod/mp3 player: audiobook instructions

eLibrary: Does UDPL buy extra copies of eBooks & eAudiobooks for UDPL patrons only?

Yes! Always login before you browse as we buy extra copies of hot titles. Also, our copies will only go to fulfill UDPL holds, so even if you have to hold an item, you may get it much sooner than the holds queue number would suggest.

eLibrary: How do I return an eBook or eAudiobook from Overdrive early?

It depends on your device. For the Overdrive app on iDevice or Android, including Kindle Fire: find the cover of the book, tap and hold until you get a menu which will give you the option to return early and delete. For the Kindle Reader, it is located in your Amazon account under Manage your Device. Find the book and click the “…” for options to return early. For more information, check out this article from Overdrive.

eLibrary: May I recommend an ebook & regular book for purchase?

Yes, you can! Be aware, not everything is available for purchase. However, to see what we can purchase, check here for instructions. Alternatively, you may send a message to Reference & Adult Services on our Contact Us page.


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philadelphia inquirer Philadelphia Inquirer

Today’s issue, Philadelphia Inquirer Archives, 1981-present & Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive, 1829-1922.

zinio-120px RBDigital & Zinio

eMagazines: Current, popular magazines. Check out once, own forever.

RBDigital Instructions


Phone number & address look-ups for individuals and business.

Great for finding lost relatives, sales leads and prospective employers.

Tip: To find most people, including those without land-lines, use the “U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles” database.

ReferenceUSA help

PowerLibrary logoSmall Engine Repair Reference Center

Research scientific topics.


PowerLibrary logoScience Reference Center

Research scientific topics.


PowerLibrary logoTrueflix

Non-fiction books for kids.


Tumblebooks icon Tumblebooks

Current & popular picture books. Read along with the narrator.

PowerLibrary 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.

OCL reserves the right to change or terminate the ACCESS PENNSYLVANIA POWER Library program based on the availability of funding, program needs, or the availability of vendors that can provide qualified services.

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