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Foundation Directory Has Expanded

The Free Library’s most powerful grant-finding tool just got a lot easier to use. Before, to access the Library’s premier fundraising tool, Foundation Directory, you had to travel to the Parkway Central Library. Now you can…

Celebrate Digital Learning with the Free Library's Resource Database

The last Thursday of February each year is known as  Digital Learning Day — a day dedicated to innovative, future-focused education that utilizes technology. At the Free Library, patrons can access free online…

Our PressReader Database Now Includes The New York Times

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 been added to our PressReader database…

Celebrating Our New Electronic Resources of 2023

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 → Over 4,000 movies for adults…

Five New Databases from POWER Library

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 (for elementary school students) …

JSTOR Database Access Has Changed

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. JSTOR has stopped the expanded access to…

4 Gale Databases Return to the Free Library

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 Philadelphia has subscribed to them…

Free Library of Philadelphia Database Updates

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 no longer subscribe to some databases,…

Everything You Need To Know About Free Library E-Books

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 read e-books on your computer, phone,…

More Kanopy Films Added

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 Kanopy: British Cinema and TV Series : A…

Enjoy a Trustworthy Digital Encyclopedia With World Book Online

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 Book Online includes encyclopedia…

NewspaperArchive Is a Blast From the Past!

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 Islands), and all over the globe…

New Databases from Access Videos on Demand

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 and include: The Access Videos on Demand:…

The Overdrive App is Being Replaced with Libby

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 Philadelphia library card. In April 2023, the…

The HistoryMakers: Enjoy African American History On-Demand

Using your library card, you can now enjoy Black history in the oral tradition via The HistoryMakers  Digital Archive : the largest video archive of African American history spanning from the 1700s to the present day. This special…

All the Historic Black Newspapers Available Online With Your Library Card

What better way to learn about Black history than through the lens of Black news sources, as written and published by the African American journalists of yesterday? The Free Library is pleased to highlight a digital resource…

Kanopy is Back!

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 delights." Kanopy PLUS, including…

New York Times Electronic Access Workaround - UPDATED

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 originally published November 21, 2022.…

Newspapers: A Guide Into the Past

Many of us may get our news from online sources these days—social media feeds provide a constant source of information about everything from policy proposals, the weather, celebrity news, and more, as the events unfold in…

September is National Classical Music Month

September is National Classical Music Month and I wanted to highlight a classical music icon who has some major local ties to Philadelphia— George Walker . George Walker (who passed away in 2018) was born in Washington, D.C. in…