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Recognized with 132 Pulitzer Prizes and appreciated by over nine million subscribers globally, we are happy to announce that the Free Library's daily New York Time s subscription has… continue reading Our PressReader Database Now Includes The New York Times

By written by Sharyl O.    January 29, 2024   

We were pleased to offer our community so many new Electronic Resources/Databases this year! Here are all of the new resources introduced since January 1, 2023:   Films to Stream : Kanopy… continue reading Celebrating Our New Electronic Resources of 2023

By written by Sharyl O.    December 18, 2023   

We are happy to introduce five new databases from POWER Library , Pennsylvania's Electronic Library, that are now available on our databases page under POWER Library Britannica School Edition… continue reading Five New Databases from POWER Library

By written by Sharyl O.    October 6, 2023   

The JSTOR database, which provides more than 12 million scholarly journal articles, books, images, and primary sources in 75 disciplines, has changed its access policies.… continue reading JSTOR Database Access Has Changed

By written by Sharyl O.    September 25, 2023   

We are happy to announce the return of four popular electronic resources that are no longer carried by POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. The Free Library of… continue reading 4 Gale Databases Return to the Free Library

By written by Sharyl O.    September 13, 2023   

We are very proud of our electronic resources, also known as databases, and want to update you on some changes. As of August 1, 2023,  POWER Library Pennsylvania's Electronic Library will… continue reading Free Library of Philadelphia Database Updates

By written by Sharyl O.    August 7, 2023    1

Hey book lovers! Did you know you can read, read, read, with just a tap of your finger — and without ever having to go to the library? Try digital books, also known as e-books! You can… continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Free Library E-Books

By written by Sharyl O.    August 4, 2023    10

We are happy to announce that more than 1,000 new videos have been added to our Kanopy PLUS subscription. The library has purchased these two new film packs, recently introduced by… continue reading More Kanopy Films Added

By written by Sharyl O.    May 22, 2023   

Visit one of our libraries to explore our newest database,  Ancestry Library Edition , which provides the most extensive collection of genealogical information currently available… continue reading Ancestry Library Edition

By written by Sharyl O.    April 17, 2023    2

We are pleased to announce the launch of World Book Online , the online version of World Book Encyclopedia . It’s a great resource for children and teens and makes learning fun! World… continue reading Enjoy a Trustworthy Digital Encyclopedia With World Book Online

By written by Sharyl O.    March 28, 2023   

NewspaperArchive is an online database of billions (and yes, that’s BILLIONS with a B!) of newspaper articles from Pennsylvania, the U.S. (all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin… continue reading NewspaperArchive Is a Blast From the Past!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 22, 2023    2

Would you like to read newspapers from around the world? Our newest electronic resource,  PressReader ,   brings a wide-ranging selection of current global publications.… continue reading Introducing PressReader, Including The Economist Magazine

By written by Sharyl O.    March 13, 2023    3

Like comics? You're going to love this! Our newest electronic resources from ComicsPlus   bring thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from a variety of… continue reading ComicsPlus is Here!

By written by Sharyl O.    March 7, 2023   

If you like documentaries, world cinema, or films for kids, we think you will love our latest electronic resource: Access Videos! These  three collections  have no monthly watch limits… continue reading New Databases from Access Videos on Demand

By written by Sharyl O.    March 3, 2023    2

What is Overdrive? Overdrive is the Free Library of Philadelphia’s portal to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines that you can read for free using your Free Library of… continue reading The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

By written by Sharyl O.    March 1, 2023    15

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the return of Kanopy, the popular on-demand video streaming service that The New York Times has called, "a garden of cinematic… continue reading Kanopy is Back!

By written by Sharyl O.    January 17, 2023    24

Updated - Online access to the New York Times has now been restored. Please review the steps needed to access the New York Times online with your library card . Editor's Note: This post was… continue reading New York Times Electronic Access Workaround - UPDATED

By written by Sharyl O.    January 4, 2023    4

Do you want to learn a new language for career advancement, to speak to new acquaintances, feel more comfortable when traveling to a foreign country, understand foreign movies, or just exercise… continue reading Learn a New Language with Mango Languages

By written by Sharyl O.    October 5, 2022    6

Chess is thriving! The New York Times recently reported that interest in chess is at a 50 year high, the highest level since the 1972 World Chess Championship between American Bobby Fischer… continue reading International Chess Day is July 20th

By written by Sharyl O.    July 20, 2022   

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in… continue reading George Washington Carver: Inventor, Environmentalist, Mentor, and Role Model

By written by Sharyl O.    June 24, 2020    2