Doing research for a project?


Looking for images to enhance a presentation?


Do the kids need help with a school research paper?


Then check out your power library!

Pennsylvania’s free Electronic Library!


POWER library e-resources provide access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, photographs, pictures, charts, maps and reference material for Pennsylvanians of all ages.  The POWER library is a service of Pennsylvania public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library.  Visit the links below (you will need your library card to sign-in):

Alphabetical List

Subject List



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.