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eLearning & Research

PA POWER Library

Search magazines, newspapers, journals and more.  Access to 25 databases with thousands of scholarly articles, images, sound clips, videos, in addition to information on health, cyberbullying, the environment and more.  Browse a list of eResources

Learn more about getting started with POWER Library 

This project 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, Josh Shapiro, Governor.

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Mango Languages

Start the conversation in your choice of over 70 world languages and dialects through courses crafted using conversational methodology. 

Create an account to start learning.

Learn more about getting started with Mango Languages

MyHeritage Library Edition

This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.

Learn more about getting started with MyHeritage Library Edition.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Read today’s news or research articles from 1981 to the present day. 

Learn more about searching NewsBank

Driving Tests

Prepare for your PA Driver’s Tests for free.  Includes tests for cars, CDL, motorcycles, handbooks and PA DOT FAQ.  Also find the official handbooks in text and audio versions. 

Gale Literature Databases

Search Something About the Author and Literature Criticism databases.  Research author biographies, find book reviews, access literary works, journal articles, literature criticism and analysis, and much more.  

Salem Online

A searchable collection of reference materials on history, science, robotics, math, the environment, health, careers, and more.  Begin by logging in with your library card.

Learn more in the student user guide.

Ancestry Library Edition

Unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Remote access to Ancestry has ended.

Please visit IVPL to access Ancestry through our wireless network or public computers.

Learn how to get started and access research aids

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Free Online Tutorials For The Public

Pennsylvania's Office of Commonwealth Libraries has launched PA Online Learning, a platform of free tutorials for learning computer and internet skills, social media, job and career skills, and more. No registration is required to access the tutorials.

Access the tutorials and start learning!

Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials. Our teacher-authors create and vet thousands of high‑quality, ready‑to-use resources to save you countless hours of searching for reliable content.

Access printable materials and start learning!

Tumble Book Library

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

Start learning!

Tumble Biblioteca

Los TumbleBooks son libros ilustrados animados y parlantes que enseñan a los niños el placer de la lectura en un formato que les encantará. Los TumbleBooks se crean a partir de libros ilustrados ya existentes, a los que se añade animación, sonido, música y narración para producir un libro ilustrado electrónico que puedes leer o que te pueden leer. 

Comienza a aprender

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