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Digital Databases and Learning Spotlight: JSTOR

Although October was Computer Learning Month, it's always a great time to learn and try new tech tools. Take a moment this month to test out JSTOR , the Free Library’s classic research database with a fresh interface and new…

Back to School, but Not Old School: Information and Primary Source Literacy

In a world of "fake news" and "alternate truths", the importance of critical thinking is more important than ever. Educators and librarians have replaced old-school teaching methods based on rote memorization and…

New eResources for All of Your Research Needs

Don’t get lost Googling, stuck behind a paywall, or duped by untrustworthy data! New electronic resources for information seekers of all ages are now available from the Free Library of Philadelphia.   Through POWER Library, a…

Back to School Resources | The Artemis Literary Database

Who remembers having to visit the library and look up magazine articles in the long, long row of green hardbound Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature ? No disrespect against the Reader’s Guide— it’s still a…

Learn a New Language with Mango Languages & Duolingo!

by Kate M. This may sound familiar: you’re going to Italy in two weeks. Or Greece. Or Vietnam. You’ve been planning this trip for months, but it just never seemed like the right time to sit down and learn how to say,…

Black Artists from the Stacks: The Libraries Are Appreciated

Take a deep dive into the Free Library’s resources on African American artists at The Libraries Are Appreciated , an exhibition from the Parkway Central’s Art Department . Borrowing its name from the 1943 painting by Jacob…

Check Out the New App for Digital Audiobooks and Magazines

Two of our most popular digital resources are getting a new home on your mobile device. RBDigital Audiobooks and RBDigital Magazines ( formerly Zinio )  are now both available through the RBDigital App.  This change…

Extra! Extra! New York Times Online Now Free With Your Library Card!

We are very pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times is now available with your library card ! Free Library card holders will now have free access to NYTimes.com and all NYT mobile apps, as well as the…

Cool Job! Chatting with Workplace's Digital Resource Specialist

I recently spoke with a familair face at Parkway Central Library —Sean Early, the Digital Resource Specialist in the Workplace , a service that supports job seekers within the Business Resource & Innovation Center (BRIC)…

Here’s How The Free Library Can Help You Keep That New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time of year again! You know, that time. Your neighborhood gym is packed and everyone’s researching the latest fad diet to meet those New Year’s Resolutions as we head into 2018 in just a few short days! No…

Watch Streaming Movies with our Newest Digital Media Resource: Kanopy!

The Free Library is very pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new service to our cardholders. The popular on-demand video streaming service Kanopy is now available at no cost with your library card ! Free Library of Philadelphia…

Start Your School Year Off Right with These Free Online Resources!

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year? At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available on our website to get up to speed for a…

Lynda.com: A New Online Learning Experience from the Free Library

The Free Library of Philadelphia is pleased to announce that beginning today we will offer free access to Lynda.com with your library card ! Lynda.com is an online training and learning tool for business, software, technology, and…

Library Resources to Help Spot Fake News

2 + 2 = 4 The Earth is round. Frankenstein is the name of the doctor, not the monster. These are all indisputable facts. Unfortunately, we are currently living in some bizarro, post-truth world where certain people try to dispute and…

Take The Free Library Anywhere This Summer!

Summer is upon us, and you know what that means: road trips, vacations, relaxing afternoons on the beach, and maybe even a much-needed staycation on your couch. If you’ll be out of town and away from your nearest Free Library…

Get Your School Year Off to a Great Start with These Online Resources!

Is everyone ready for the start of another school year?  At the Free Library of Philadelphia, we spent the last few weeks of our summer brushing up on the wonderful online resources available on our website to get up to speed…

In the market for free sales leads? Check out the ReferenceUSA Database!

If you’re a local service provider, ReferenceUSA’s database U.S. New Movers/Homeowners  is a great resource for your small business. Offering hundreds of thousands of new additions each week, ReferenceUSA’s…

Website Updates: Calendar, Databases, Blog, and Explore!

The Free Library has been hard at work upgrading our website to make it more user-friendly, encourage exploration, and offer better customer service. Our most recent updates include a revamped design and added features and functionality…

Featured Resource: Mango Languages

Face it. It's only been two weeks, but your New Year's resolution is done for, dusty with cobwebs, lingering dimly in the weeks past like an like an old yearbook picture you'd rather forget. No sweat. Mine too. So why not…

Featured Resource: Gale Virtual Reference Library

A strong collection of reference material is one of the hallmarks of a good library, and the effective use of reference materials is the hallmark of a good researcher. At the Free Library, we strive to provide you with access…