eEverything: an Alphabetical List of our Databases
Ancestry.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!
AP Images: Database of images from the Associated Press
AskHerePA: Need help now? Chat with a live Librarian
Bookflix: for grades pre-K – 3 pairing classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic
Business Source Main Edition: Business articles
Consumer Health Complete: support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Contemporary Authors Online: biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today’s most influential authors.
eBooks on EbscoHost: technical & business ebooks
Elementary Student Research: Ebsco resources specifically for elementary school kids
Greenfile: Environmental info on agriculture, education, law, health and technology
HooplaDigital: ebooks, music, audiobooks, tv, movies & comics
No waiting lists. Over 500,000 items available. For UD patrons only.
Learning 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!
Mango: Learn over 60 languages!
Masterfile Main Edition: general magazine & journal articles
Newspaper Source Plus: Newspaper articles from over 1200 newspapers
OneClickDigital: classic eBooks & eAudiobooks
Overdrive: popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks & eAudiobooks
For brief instructions, check out Getting Started with Overdrive Help
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
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.
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.
Philadelphia Inquirer Archives, 1981-present & Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive, 1829-1922
PowerLibrary: Online magazines & newspaper articles
Includes the databases:
PowerLibrary: Check out our databases for kids at PowerLibrary
Primary 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.
Science Reference Center: For reasearch on scientific topics
Trueflix: Non-fiction books for kids
Tumblebooks: current & popular picture books. Read along with the narrator
Zinio: eMagazines: Current, popular magazines. Check out once, own forever.
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.