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Electronic Resources

eResources for Adults
 

Voter Information

  1. Voting is now easier and more accessible for millions of Pennsylvanians. Voters have more options, including:

  2. The  new voting systems are secure, accessible and auditable (vote.pa.gov/Security).

  3. The PA Department of State offers trusted sources for election information:

Notice: 
  • If your library card says "North Wales Area Library" you can access  eResources through the "eResources" page on our website.

  • If your library card says "Montgomery County - Norristown Public Library" you must access eResources through the "eResources" page on MC-NPLs website.

 

Ancestry.com

Ancestry allows you to search U.S. census records, birth, marriage and death records, social security death records and immigration lists.

  • Click "Our Catalog" under the "Find a Book" tab at the top of the page. This will take you to the spark website.

  • On the spark page, click the my account button in the top right corner.

  • Enter your library card number and your password. The default password is the last four digits in your phone number. Click log in.

  • Click "Click here to access Ancestry Library Edition" in the middle of the page and you will now have access to ancestry.com!

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM FROM INSIDE LIBRARY

Beanstack

Use Beanstack to earn rewards for reading! Our library has set up reading challenges for people of all ages. Log reading by minutes spent reading and complete activities and earn badges and prizes along the way!

VISIT BEANSTACK

Climate Change Potential Vulnerability Analysis

MCPC has developed a web experience to assist municipal officials, business, residents, and others in gaining a better understanding of climate change and its effects in Montgomery County.

VISIT CLIMATE CHANGE ANALYSIS

Homeless Resources

Finding Your Way in PA is a Pennsylvania based mobile and desktop app designed to share services, resources, and information with young people and families, particularly those experiencing homelessness. While using the app, users can search for and request assistance with services and resources in their current location, local communities, and throughout PA to connect them with helpful supports.

VISIT FINDING YOUR WAY IN PA

Learning Express

LearningExpress, LLC is an educational technology company founded with the mission to help adult and student learners improve basic skills required for academic and career success. The company helps millions of adults and students each year across the United States and Canada with job search tools, test prep and computer use help.

VISIT LEARNING EXPRESS
 

Libby - Now Includes Magazines!

Libby allows you to browse hundreds of titles and download e-books and e-audio books directly to a smartphone, tablet or computer. Libby has partnered with RBDigital to expand their catalog to include over 3,000 titles. A library card is required to use Libby.  Libby can now be downloaded from the Amazon App Store!

Libby will also be offering a refreshed Social and Emotional Learning Collection on July 19th, that will be available through June 30th, 2025. Click here for the full listing of titles!

Update on the OverDrive & Libby apps

Attention, OverDrive app users! OverDrive is discontinuing the legacy OverDrive app in early 2023 and transitioning users to the Libby app. Libby is OverDrive’s newer app for browsing and enjoying digital content from our library.

It’s time to give Libby a try! All your loans, holds, and wish list items will be waiting for you in Libby when you add your library card.

Libby also comes with new features we know you’ll love, like:

  • Tags to categorize books however you’d like—you can even sync your OverDrive wish list into a tag!

  • A central bookshelf for all loans and holds

  • Customizable notifications for ready holds, new magazine issues [include if your library offers magazines], and more

  • Compatibility with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Sonos speakers

  • Extra learning and entertainment resources, like [Fill in your library’s Extras offerings, like Qello, Universal Class, Kanopy, etc.]

  • Easy access to OverDrive support staff

Note: Our library’s digital collection will continue to be available at https://***.overdrive.com on desktop and mobile devices.

VISIT LIBBY
 

Mango

The Mango Language Database is designed to help you learn or improve your foreign language and English language skills. Right now, you can use Mango even without a library card! Just click on Mango, select Sign Up and where it asks for your library card number, put 17942020

VISIT MANGO

Online College Guide for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

A guide that helps deaf and hard of hearing students learn about accommodations colleges offer online to comply with the American Disabilities Act, popular listening devices and applications, and scholarships. This also includes a list of the best colleges for deaf or hard-of-hearing students as well as additional helpful resources.

VISIT ONLINE COLLEGE GUIDE 

PA Online Learning

PA Online Learning is a free to use, public access resource that provide access to tutorials on a variety of topics including: popular software items, such as Microsoft Excel, library resources (like PowerLibrary), online sites and resources like Indeed and Twitter, and more!

VISIT PA ONLINE LEARNING

Philadelphia Inquirer - Newsbank

Library members can access the latest issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer free online through the Newsbank service. The newspaper can be viewed in text or image format.

READ THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Power Library

Power Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access with your card.

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, Tom Wolf, Governor.

VISIT POWER LIBRARY

101 Resources for Student Mental Health

College Educated provides access to multiple resources designed to help college students manages their mental health while in school.

VISIT COLLEGEEDUCATED.COM

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