Read newspapers, journals, electronic books, and more without leaving your computer. Access the library catalog’s wealth of print and electronic resources using the links below.
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Participate in our reading programs, earn incentives, and discover great books! A fun way to track your reading!
The Delaware Collections (formerly the Delaware Heritage Collection)
Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture can now be explored online!
The Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (DDNP)
The Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (DDNP) is a grant-funded program the University of Delaware has used to microfilm over 195,000 pages of Delaware‘s historical newspapers, such as “The Evening Journal”. These digitized newspapers are permanent, freely-accessible documents through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database.
Read digital copies of magazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card! Choose from many popular titles for adults, teens, and kids with no holds and no limits. Need help?
Resources to assist your search for family records. Includes census, birth, marriage, death, church, military, immigration and other records.
The UDLib/SEARCH program provides home access to online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias to Delaware’s K-12 students, parents, and teachers (including homeschooled students). Please contact your local school or public librarian for more information.
hoopla is a digital media service offered by Delaware Public Libraries that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! hoopla. Need help? Bonus Borrows are back for November!!!
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Full text for more than 2,000 magazines & general reference publications. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes reference books and biographical articles, more than 100,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flag.
Contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: children, teens and adults. Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Users can also search a series name to get a list of titles in the series.
Download thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos. Install the Libby App! A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Also enjoy OverDrive for Kids!
Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly: ReferenceUSA)
Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more! (For access scroll to the bottom of the Terms & Conditions & click the checkbox to accept, then click on continue, enter your 14-digit public library barcode and click Log On.)
LibGuides (Subject Guides)
Delaware Division of Libraries authoritative guides with websites, information and resources on a wide assortment of topics.
Teen Resource Center
Specifically for teens! TRC covers health, finance, personal growth and other important issues, with authoritative coverage, that face teens today. Includes links to support groups and hotlines as well as a searchable database of frequently asked questions with helpful real-world answers. Just login with your Delaware Library Card!
All Delaware databases are brought to you by the State of Delaware, Division of Libraries in partnership with your local library.
We would like to thank these vendors for free access for the public. These services are temporary, so enjoy them while available.
ABCmouse.com: With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Please note: you must be using Delaware Libraries Wifi, currently available in Delaware Libraries parking lots.
Audible is offering free books for children, teens, and a little over two dozen classics.