Search for automotive help or look up your family lineage, we have a collection of helpful databases to search for the answers you need. Some sites require a library login or can only be accessed at your local library.
Need more? Visit the Reading Public Library - District Center for additional database resources. Don't forget to ask your librarian if you need assistance accessing any of these databases.
Genealogy database offering hundreds of resources on researching one’s family history, including such items as federal census records, passenger ship manifests, and other documents. At home access has been temporarily enabled until further notice. Please see our Covid-19 page for more information.
Genealogy | History | Records | Images
View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Biography & History | Newspapers, Magazines & Journals | Images | POWER Library
A free resource to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference with a real librarian, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Speak with a real librarian for help on any topic or information need. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Education | POWER Library
Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Auto Repair | POWER Library
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! POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
eBooks | Education | Children | POWER Library
These practice tests are good for the Pennsylvania permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test.
Discover reliable health information through access to full-text articles of nursing and allied health journals, pamphlets, newsletters, periodicals, newspapers, encyclopedias, and more. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Health & Fitness | Medical | POWER Library
The ideal investing resource for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and reading up on the most up-to-date financial news commentary. With comprehensive data and analysis on over 41,000 investments (stocks, funds and ETFs), patrons, students, and researchers are sure to find the information they need.
Personal Finance & Investing | Adults
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Jobs & Job Seekers | Careers | Adults | POWER Library
This easy-to-use, graphically appealing search interface was designed especially for grades K - 8, helping these kids search on a broad range of subjects in a professionally selected collection of age-appropriate magazine & newspaper articles. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Education | Children | POWER Library
POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. The new home of Access PA—borrow titles from libraries across Pennsylvania.
Education | Adults | Teens | Children | POWER Library
Provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Education | Teens | POWER Library
Through Google’s Archives, you can view many scanned issues of the Reading Eagle from 1868 through 2008. For full access of the Reading Eagle newspaper from October 1989 to present, visit the Main Library of the Reading Public Library.
News & Articles | Local | History | Images
A nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most business listings.
Jobs & Job Seekers | Careers | Business | Entrepreneurs | Adults
Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers. POWER Library E-Resource – Sponsored by Commonwealth Libraries.
Auto Repair | POWER Library
Universal Class is an online Continuing Education resource. Over 500 courses are available to you FREE! All you need is your library barcode number and a working email address to begin exploring classes for fun, for personal enrichment, and for professional development. Brought to you by the Wernersville Public Library.
Education | Jobs & Job Seekers | Careers | Adults | Teens
The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased investment research and data. It offers financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Also included are expert analysis, insightful commentaries, and a sophisticated performance ranks and ratings system. Remote access to Valueline is a two step process. You must first authenticate with your barcode and PIN, and then log in to Valueline.
Personal Finance & Investing | Adults
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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.