NEW resource! My Heritage Library Edition joins Ancestry Library Edition and Heritage Quest to assist the genealogist in you! Access it anywhere with your library card complements of the Pennsylvania POWER Library!
NOTE: This database expires at the end of 2023. Please see the new resource, Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: A Selection of Primary Sources.
Genealogical research, with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger, and Immigration Lists Index, and more. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Job Search tools plus details on businesses and households within the U.S. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
From ProQuest and the Pennsylvania POWER Library, the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States features primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.
Bookflix - Videos and animated books about Animals and Nature, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, and more. Some films and books are available in Spanish too! See a full list here.
TrueFLIX - Videos and eBooks on Native Americans, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.
Click on "BOOKLISTS" to see multicultural titles for grades K-5 and science titles for grades K-6+. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Consumer Reports & the Consumer Reports Buying Guide are available in digital format. The Flipster app is available, but not necessary. (Link opens in a new window/tab.)
1994-present. Local and national news. Obituaries can be found here. (Links open in a new tab/window.)
1876-1881 The Chester Daily Times
1886 Chester Evening Times
1941 Chester Reporter
1882-1959 Chester Times
1959-1994 Delaware County Daily Times
See Newsbank's resource for issues 1994-present. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Independent and unbiased financial strength ratings for investments, banking & insurance. Featuring a Medicare Supplemental Insurance (MediGap) buyer's guide. Financial literacy tools are included. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
A site to teach older adults how to use the Internet. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
To access this site on a tablet (iPad, Samsung Galaxy, etc.), download the FREE app Easy Tablet Help for Seniors, available on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store. There is no cost and no in-app purchases required.
One-on-one test prep, eLearning, and homework help. From Brainfuse. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources, U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
From Brainfuse. Get expert assistance throughout the job search process, including resume review and interview coaches. Take advantage of the 24/7 templates, tips and resources, including eParachute, which matches your interests and skills with careers. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
NOTE: Consumer Reports is NOT in Libby! Find Consumer Reports Here
Full-color, interactive digital magazines to download to a computer or mobile device with Libby by Overdrive. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines onto your iOS or Android device, or send them to your Kindle via the Amazon website. Help using Libby is available here. (Libby is not available for the Kindle Fire. Instead, use Overdrive.) Link opens in a new tab or window.
NEW! From POWER Library. A multilingual, family history research database that includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources and covers a wide array of trending topics and issues.
Try this single search for 26 newspapers in the Philadelphia region. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Find your next great novel! Uses titles, authors names, and themes to provide suggestions of books personalized to your particular interests. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes for students in grades K-8, with "read alike" suggestions. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles. (Link opens in a new tab/window.)