Explore a vast collection of books, resources and tools available for downloading to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Search here to download an eBook, improve your financial literacy, search your family tree, get homework help, read an eZine – and so much more.
Sites listed are for the exclusive use of library patrons. Enter your Library ID number when prompted. (Located on the back of your library card.)
Sites marked with an asterisk* are provided as part of the POWER Library, Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library. 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, Josh Shapiro, Governor.
Virtual Reading Challenges
Participate in monthly reading challenges throughout the year on Beanstack! Sign up yourself and your whole family to complete fun activities and win prizes! Our annual SummerQuest and Winter Reading Challenges are also held on Beanstack. Download the Beanstack app to easily keep track of your reading and activities.
Literacy for Pre-K to grade 3
Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
BRITANNICA SCHOOL ELEMENTARY*
Pre-K to 5th Grade
Britannica School Elementary is a comprehensive source of informational text for younger learners pre-K to grade 5. It includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, and magazine articles. There is a Britannica Fundamentals section for children Pre-K through grade 2.
Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 160,000 of today’s most influential authors.
CRICKET MEDIA COLLECTION*
Includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
GALE IN CONTEXT: ELEMENTARY*
Elementary students in Kindergarten through grade 5 will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc.
GALE IN CONTEXT: MIDDLE SCHOOL*
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Middle School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.
HelpNow™ offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation as well as a writing lab, online study group functionality and more! Live tutors are available daily from 2 to 11 pm.
Read, Watch, & Listen
Instantly download or stream over 1,000,000 titles on Hoopla, from ebooks, audiobooks, movies, magazines, and comics. Create a free account with your Lackawanna County Library card. Content can be streamed from any computer or mobile device by downloading the hoopla digital app for iOS and Android.
Kanopy is a video-streaming platform that delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching films, available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet.
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
A comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests.
Browse and search the Lackawanna County Library System’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of home and download selections to your device. Fiction, non-fiction, classics and children’s books available.
eBooks & eAudiobooks
Browse and search the Lackawanna County Library System’s collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks from the comfort of home and download selections to your device. Fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, comics, classics and children’s books available. Download the Libby App
Pennsylvania’s Electronic Reference Library for Kids
Chat with a librarian, find great pictures and facts for your papers and projects and more!
Pennsylvania’s Electronic Library brings together in one place access to the collections and resources of libraries across the state. The subjects covered include, but are not limited to: Biography, Business, Children’s Resources, Education, Find a Book, General Reference, Health and Science, Literature, and Newspapers and Magazines.