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eEverything: an Alphabetical List of our Databases

Ancestry iconAncestry.com: Genealogy information.

In library only. (Link on the start menu of our computers.)

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

PowerLibrary logoAP Images: Database of images from the Associated Press



AskherePA iconAskHerePA: Need help now? Chat with a live Librarian


 powerlibrary-120pxBookflix: for grades pre-K – 3 pairing classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic


powerlibrary-120pxBusiness Source Main Edition: Business articles





Consumer Health Complete: support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.



powerlibrary-120pxContemporary Authors Online: biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.


eBooks on EbscoHostEBSCOeBooks_120: technical & business ebooks


powerlibrary-120pxElementary Student Research: Ebsco resources specifically for elementary school kids


PowerLibrary logoGreenfile: Environmental info on agriculture, education, law, health and technology


PowerLibrary logoHigh School Student Research



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

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

Hoopla Instructions

lex_jca_button_150Learning Express: 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!



mangoMango: Learn over 60 languages!


powerlibrary-120pxMasterfile Main Edition: general magazine & journal articles



Middle Search Main Edition



powerlibrary-120pxNewspaper Source Plus: Newspaper articles from over 1200 newspapers



One Click Digital icon OneClickDigital: classic eBooks & eAudiobooks


overdrive-icon Overdrive: 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.


PowerLibrary logoPA Job Resources



philadelphia inquirer Philadelphia Inquirer Archives, 1981-present & Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive, 1829-1922

Philadelphia Inquirer in-library
Philadelphia Inquirer at home

powerlibrary-120px PowerLibrary: Online magazines & newspaper articles

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PowerLibrary logoPrimary Search Main Edition: For Elementary student research



ReferenceUSA: 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 logoScience Reference Center: For reasearch on scientific topics



PowerLibrary logoTrueflix: Non-fiction books for kids



Tumblebooks icon Tumblebooks: current & popular picture books. Read along with the narrator


zinio-120px Zinio: eMagazines: Current, popular magazines. Check out once, own forever.

Zinio Instructions

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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