For the Public

Welcome to our public landing page! Browse our selection of eResources from the comfort of your own home, place a item on hold or ask a question using our 24/7 virtual reference service. We are online all the time! Check out our Patron Services Brochure PDF Icon Small (updated June 2017) for a complete listing of our direct services.  

It is your responsibility to abide by the User Agreement for each electronic service you use. 

Ask Us 24x7 Did you know that a librarian is available via online chat right now to help you find the answer to any question, large or small? Through our virtual chat service Ask Us 24/7, people can communicate with reference librarians anytime, day or night.
HeritageQuest Banner This genealogy database offers materials for researching family histories and American culture.  It includes over 20,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census from 1790 – 1930, PERSI (PERiodical Source Index), Freedman’s Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and more.
Hoopla Banner Stream thousands of Movies, TV Shows, Comics and more with your library card. Download the app on your smartphone for instant streaming.

LearningExpress Library This instructional database assists patrons of all ages prepare for a variety of academic and civil service tests, including SAT, GED, ASVAB, clerical worker, police officer, firefighter, postal worker and real estate practice tests. There are math, reading, and writing skill-building resources for all students. Job seekers can receive help in creating a resume and cover letter and tips on preparing for a job.
Mango Languages Mango Languages is an easy to use online language-learning system teaching actual conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, German, Chinese, Arabic, and Japanese. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language to learn how to communicate. 
Download their new app on your smartphone and learn a new language wherever you are!
Novelist Banner NoveList is a fiction readers’ guide to finding new authors and titles. It allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a starting point to locate other authors and titles of interest. They can also enter words that describe the contents of a book they would like to read, and NoveList retrieves titles that contain these words in the book’s subject headings field. In addition, users can browse over 1,200 theme-oriented book lists, 160 award lists and 1,800 fiction related web-sites.
OverDrive With OverDrive, you can enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks and more with your library card. 

Don’t forget to download the app on your smartphone to read and listen on the go. 

Search PowerPAC Catalog Books, DVDs, Blu-Ray, Videogames and more delivered to your home library for FREE. Search the catalog today!
TumbleBooks TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which are created from existing picture books. TumbleBooks also includes a collection of full length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. Also available are puzzles, games and quizzes. Create a list of Favorites for easy access or preload a number of TumbleBooks in an online player in order to be played one after another. The entire site can also be viewed in Spanish and French.
rbdigital RBdigtial (Formally Zinio) offers access to many of your favorite popular magazines. These are complete, full-color, interactive magazines with no holds or limits on how many magazines you can access. You can download and view these titles on your computer or mobile device. With more than 100 magazines on a wide range of topics, you’re sure to find something you like…


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NOVELNY is an online library of hundreds of magazines, newspapers, maps, charts, research and reference books that are available to every New Yorker, free of charge. All you need is your public library card, New York driver license, or non-driver ID. Students may also access the NOVELny databases through their school or academic library. Check out the 2017 NOVELNY Fact SheetPDF Icon Small for more information.


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New York State Historic Newspapers project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.


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NYS residents can get a NYPL card online!


Open Data Resources


Open source licenses allow users to access, modify, and share data and code.