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With these collections, the library never closes

The library has a number of collections that are available online. Check out an audiobook, eBook, or magazine, download or listen to music, or learn a language, 24/7. You will need a valid Parkland Community Library card to access these collections.

E-BOOKS | AUDIOBOOKS | MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS | MUSIC | LANGUAGE | ONLINE COURSES | REFERENCE |

E-books

  • EBSCO eBooks

    Ebsco text Read and research with free onscreen ebooks and audiobooks.

  • Freading

  • Choose from over 22,000 ebook titles to download and read.
  • New Book Alerts

  • Subscibe to receive email or RSS alerts of new titles at the library. Provides reviews, book details, discussion forums and more. Don't miss out--try it now!

  • NoveList Plus

  • NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

  • OverDrive

  • Downloadable ebooks & audiobooks

  • Power Network Library

  • Databases coving a wide range of subjects including article databases, education, science, teacher's reference center.

  • TrueFlix

  • Each free Grolier TrueFlix book comes with a flipbook feature, steaming video, lesson plan, project ideas, websites for research exploration and quizzes to enhance your child's knowledge.

  • TumbleBooks

  • Ebooks for kids!

Audiobooks

  • OneClickdigital

  • Downloadable audiobooks. Features a collection of classic audiobooks.

  • OverDrive

  • Downloadable ebooks & audiobooks

Magazines & Newspapers

Music

  • Freegal

  • Download 3 songs/week..and KEEP them for yourself! Stream 3 hours of music daily for free.

Languages

  • Rosetta Stone

  • Explore over 30 languages and improve your listening and speaking skills with the RosettaStone mobile app. Free access with your library card. 

Online Courses

Reference

  • America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

  • Full-text, searchable obituaries from the nation's newspapers

  • Ancestry

  • Geneaology

  • AtoZdatabases 

  • AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

  • BrainFuse HelpNow

  • Online learning, test prep, and homework help service, including live one on one assistance

  • BrainFuse LearnNow

  • Online learning, including school, college, career, computers, ESL, and lifelong learning. Also includes test preps.

  • Business Source Main Edition

  • This scholarly business database provides bibliographic and full-text content covering all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Business Source: Main Edition contains full text for nearly 2,250 magazines and journals, and indexing and abstracts for over 2,300 titles.

  • Searchable, downloadable reference works covering biographies, business, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, nation & world, religion, science, & the social sciences.

  • Heritage Quest

  • Genealogy database features census records, family histories, Freedman's bank, Revolutionary War records and other resources.

  • Infobase Learning

  • Subject-specific databases cover a wide range of core-curriculum subject areas, from history, science, literature, and careers to geography, health, issues and controversies, current and archival news, teacher handouts, and more. Accessible, curriculum-based content is presented in a variety of engaging, interactive formats-including articles and essays, videos and animations, photographs and illustrations, cartoons, primary sources, maps and charts, timelines, news articles, experiments and diagrams, and more.

  • Mergent Investor Edge

  • Business research tool providing over 4000 equity reports, stock screens, & more

  • Middle Search: Main Edition

  • Designed specifically with middle school students in mind, this resource provides full text for popular, middle school appropriate magazines, covering a wide array of topics. All full-text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).

  • Power Library Find PA Photos & Documents 

  • Explore 700,000 images of Pennsylvania photographs, postcards, manuscripts, oral histories and documents.

  • Salem Online

  • History - primary sources and more. Literature - critical insights, reviews in Magill's literary annual from 1977-present. Science careers database. Health - searchable heathcare database featuring McGills Medical Encyclopedia

  • Universal Class

  • Free access to over 500 courses from computer skills to business to pet care.

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