eBooks and More…Resources from Anywhere!

YOUR Library is here for you at home, work, or wherever you are. With your Library Card you have access to many eResources, Databases for homework and research, Booklists to help find a good read, and tips from your librarians. Check out everything below!

First–you will need a Library Card! If you are a resident of Allegheny County it’s easy and FREE! Create an account.

Jump straight to the page for all of the Allegheny County Libraries eResources!

eBooks, eAudio, eMagazines, Streaming Movies & TV From Home

Your eLibrary is at your fingertips with just a Library Card and Internet Access. You can download a variety of materials to read, listen to, and watch. These materials work on just about any device–from your home computer, laptop, tablet, Kindle, and smart phones.

Get started on your search. Use the menus across the bar near the top to narrow down your search.

Go straight to Libby (Overdrive) for eBooks or eAudioBooks.

Go straight to Hoopla for eAudioBooks and streaming movies and TV.

Go to Overdrive magazines.

Help with eResources

For help, you can download this brochure guide: Your eLibrary Brochure

For more help, try these online guides and tutorials.

Here’s a video on getting started with Libby.

Here’s a fun video on how to access the My Account Feature of your Library Card.

Here’s a fun video on tips using the Libby App!

Computer and Technology Help, Free Video Learning

If you are a little intimidated by computers, you might like to review our simple introductory guides.

There are over 100 FREE video guides on Google’s Applied Digital Skills site. Check out the details HERE.

There are over 6,000 online video courses now offered through Gale-Udemy and your library. The top-rated courses offer upskilling in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories. (You will need a Google or Microsoft account).

Reference & Research

The Library provides a large number of databases on many subjects, FREE with your library card! Whether you are doing research, repairing a car, looking up a law or finding a good book, these databases have a wealth of information for you. You can access many of them from home or work!

For the complete list of databases, click here:  Databases A to Z

To jump directly to a subject, click on any link below:

Looking to start doing genealogical research? This brochure will help you get started with FREE online resources. Most are available from home. Ancestry.com (Library edition) is available when you are working from within an Allegheny County public library.

LINK HERE for the brochure.

Booklists for Your Next Read

Need a Read? – Book suggestions from your SNHL staff!

Books to Help Talk to Your Child about COVID19.