Your library card allows you to read ebooks, listen to audiobooks, watch videos, and much more!

For ebooks and audiobooks, we recommend starting with Libby from Overdrive. For more ebooks and audiobooks, you may also enjoy Hoopla (Parkland School District residents only) or cloudLibrary.

Below is a complete, alphabetical list of all the databases currently available to our patrons. You will need either a valid Parkland Community Library library card or a valid Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC) library card to access these digital resources.

Trouble logging in? Questions about databases? Please contact the Reference Desk by phone at (610) 398-1361 Ext. 106 or via email at


Academic OneFile

Provided by POWER Library

Find peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals in the areas of the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, literature, and more. Undergraduate researchers can expand and refine search results through the Topic Finder, and citation tools are integrated directly into the user's workflow.

Academic Search Main Edition

Provided by POWER Library

Discover full-text scholarly content for major college courses. Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Main Edition provides full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more!

Access Video On Demand

With a vivid and appealing new design, Access Video On Demand‘s fully responsive, mobile-friendly platform provides you with the content, tools, speed, and performance that today’s online experience demands. It’s the must-have video resource for users of all ages, cord cutters, DIYers, and more. This resource offers content from around the world that you may never have had the opportunity to see: from Oscar, Emmy, and Peabody Award-winning documentaries, to how-to programs that make life easier and richer, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, and beyond!

Access World News (via NewsBank)

Access World News is a comprehensive resource that includes a variety of news publications worldwide. These sources include major national and international newspapers, as well as local and regional titles, newswires, blogs, web-only content, videos, journals, magazines, transcripts, and more. Access World News is updated daily to keep you informed of current issues and events, and it includes deep archives that provide background information on important topics, enabling you to trace an issue or event over a period of time to help foster critical thinking skills.

America’s Obituary and Death Notices (via NewsBank)

The largest and most comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Extensive editorial review of all newspaper sections ensures thorough selection of obituaries for easy access. An easy-to-use interface allows searching by name, date range, or text such as institutional name, social affiliation(s), geographic location(s), philanthropic activities, etc. Library Edition (In-Library Access) is the world's largest online family history resource home to billions of historical records, millions of family trees and much more. It's also the world's leading network of businesses dedicated to helping everyone discover, preserve and share their family history. Use this link for in-library access only.

AP Images

Provided by POWER Library

View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.

AtoZ World Food

Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook!

AtoZ World Travel

A comprehensive travel guide providing practical information for experiencing the world and all its wonders, for travelers and students alike. Learn about 202 world cities, from Aberdeen to Zürich. Key topics include attractions, city facts, climate and weather, excursions, food and restaurants, health and medical care, language, maps, money and banking, neighborhoods, nightlife, a security briefing, shopping, and transportation.


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.

Auto Repair Source

Provided by POWER Library

Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.



Provided by POWER Library

Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC's and 1, 2, 3's, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!

Books & Authors

Provided by POWER Library

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.

Books, Movies & More in a PA Library (Access PA Catalog)

Provided by POWER Library

Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more. Please use our Interlibrary Loan Request Form to request an item found through this catalog.

BrainFuse HelpNow

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

BrainFuse JobNow

Online learning, including job coaching, resume assistance, interview practice, and adult learning including GED prep, U.S. Citizenship prep, and MS Office Essential Skills Series. Also includes Spanish-speaking support.

BrainFuse LearnNow

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

Britannica Children

Discover research topics according to reading level for young learners. Get free access to 3 comprehensive databases, including the Encyclopædia Britannica • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics • More than 24,000 primary sources • Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish, plus audio pronunciations • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips • Subject browse, from animals and the arts to science and math • Biography browse • 129,000 of the Web’s best sites related to search topics

Britannica Reference Center

Get free access to 3 comprehensive databases, including the Encyclopædia Britannica • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics • More than 24,000 primary sources • Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish, plus audio pronunciations • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips • Subject browse, from animals and the arts to science and math • Biography browse • 129,000 of the Web’s best sites related to search topics

Britannica Young Adults

Explore how-to documents for book reviews, presentations, research papers, and science reports. Get free access to 3 comprehensive databases, including the Encyclopædia Britannica • Thousands of magazine and journal articles directly related to search topics • More than 24,000 primary sources • Merriam-Webster Dictionary in English/Spanish, plus audio pronunciations • 90,000 images, videos, and audio clips • Subject browse, from animals and the arts to science and math • Biography browse • 129,000 of the Web’s best sites related to search topics

Business Insights: Essentials

Provided by POWER Library

Find full-text articles and statistical data about companies and industries for business owners, marketing professionals, investors, and students. Access to over 11,000 journals and more than 8,900 in full-text. Instantly analyze and compare financial and statistical data with interactive charting tools. Find thousands of detailed financial reports, more than 2,500 custom business glossary terms, 1,000 SWOT reports, over 17,400 company histories, over 460,000 detailed company profiles, and much more


Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (OverDrive)

Enjoy ebook and audiobook versions of best sellers, classics, and titles from your favorite authors through our OverDrive-powered site, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (CLDL)! Items are available to download on a variety of devices.

cloudLibrary by bibliotheca

Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for download using the cloudLibrary app which makes it easy to browse your favorite authors and genres!

Consumer Reports

Full access to Consumer Reports' entire online database.

Contemporary Authors

Provided by POWER Library

Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 of today's most influential authors.


Provided by POWER Library

Learn how to be a safe, responsible, and smart citizen with these eBooks that teach you how to avoid predators, play games safely online, protect your privacy, and use social networks.


Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format. The cultural institutions participating in DPLA represent the richness and diversity of America itself, from the smallest local history museum to our nation’s largest cultural institutions.

We've partnered with to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their PA driving tests! Choose from several different permit tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of PA’s traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license.



Provided by POWER Library

Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.

Educator’s Reference Complete

Provided by POWER Library

Access over 1,100 academic journals and ERIC database reports in the field of education. Key subject areas include administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing.


Provided by POWER Library

Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.

Environmental Studies

Provided by POWER Library

Explore an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. Find news, background information, video, commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in relevant topic areas such as energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.


Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

The award-winning Ferguson's Career Guidance Center is a comprehensive resource for career exploration and planning that allows users to quickly find the valuable career information they need, whether it's industry and professions articles, school planning resources, or skills and career advice.

Financial Ratings Series

Powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, this resource gives you powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances. Learn financial literacy basics, how to plan for the future, and how to become an investor. Includes financial strength ratings for banks, credit unions, and insurance; investment ratings for stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds; and a buyer's guide for Medicare Supplement Insurance.


Gale ONEFILE High School Edition

Provided by POWER Library

Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Gale Topic Collections

Provided by POWER Library

Explore topic collections from Agriculture to World History with 29 e-resources covering business information, communications, diversity, environment, fine arts, hospitality, military, nursing, pop culture, psychology, religion and more!

GALE Virtual Reference Library

Provided by POWER Library

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!

General OneFile

Provided by POWER Library

Explore this general-interest periodical resource offering nearly more than 15,000 titles with more than 8,800 in full text. With millions of articles available in PDF and HTML full-text, the collection is also supplemented by reference, newspaper, and audio content.


Provided by POWER Library

This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.


Health & Wellness Resource Center

Provided by POWER Library

Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more.


Search the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), family genealogies and local history articles, Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant application files, and individuals in Freedman’s Bank (1865-1874), founded to serve African Americans.


Only Available to PCL Home Library Patrons Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. View our quick start guide to using ebooks here.


Informe Academico

Provided by POWER Library

Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina. (Informe Académico supports Spanish-speaking researchers with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Use the Topic Finder—a visual search tool—to discover new facets of a topic, or use the Readspeaker text-to-speech tool that allows text to be read aloud.)

InfoTrac Newsstand

Provided by POWER Library

Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.


Just for Kids (Access Video)

The Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons.



LawDepot provides a quick and easy way to create customizable legal documents. By following a simple step by step process, you will be able to create a large variety of state specific legal forms. After a document has been completed, users will have the option to print, download or save their form to LawDepot’s secure archive. All LawDepot documents have been developed by an experienced team of in-house lawyers and are regularly updated to ensure accuracy.


Provided by POWER Library

This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.


Provided by POWER Library

Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder's collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.


Middle School

Provided by POWER Library

Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues.  Middle School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.

Morning Call (via NewsBank)

A searchable database for local, full-text Morning Call newspaper articles from 1984 to the present. This database now also provides full-image versions of published editions of the paper from November 2019 to today.


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!


NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. We current have access to two of their premiere databases: Access World News and America's Obituary and Death Notices. Look for these resources' listings above to learn more about them.

Niche Academy PA Power Learning

Access tutorials on popular software programs like Excel, and how to use library resources like POWER Library.

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.

NoveList Plus K-8

NoveList Plus K-8 is the premiere database of reading recommendations, geared towards children’s and teen’s books. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.  


OverDrive (Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library)

Enjoy ebook and audiobook versions of best sellers, classics, and titles from your favorite authors through our OverDrive-powered site, the Carbon Lehigh Downloadable Library (CLDL)! Now includes magazines! Items are available to download on a variety of devices. View our quick start guide to using ebooks here.


PA Photos & Documents

Provided by POWER Library

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

Pennsylvania Job Resources

Provided by POWER Library

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

Power Search

Provided by POWER Library

Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand. Have you lost your job due to COVID-19 related business closures? Employers across the state are in need of hiring thousands of critical roles. View job opportunities here.


Rosetta Stone Library Solution

Rosetta Stone Library Solution offers you the award-winning interactive approach used by millions of learners around the world anywhere, anytime. This vital resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more. Patrons can also take advantage of available mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce their language learning wherever they may be. To use the app, follow these instructions. 


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

Science Reference Center

Provided by POWER Library

Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provided by POWER Library

Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.


Teacher Reference Center

Provided by POWER Library

This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.


Provided by POWER Library

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.


Universal Class

Free access to over 500 courses from computer skills to business to cooking to pet care. Learn at your own pace. Earn CEUs and certificates. This resource is for patrons whose home library is Parkland. Log in using “PCL” followed by your library card number.