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.
 Library Edition

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. Access to this database is restricted to library use only (no remote access).

Ask Here PA

Chat online 24/7 with a real librarian for help with any topic or information need.

Chilton Automotive Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. View maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle. Find step-by-step service and repair procedures and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move. Use vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting. Follow wiring diagrams to help explain system operation. Examine close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support. Take ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams. Use a print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed. And more! (Sponsored by the Reading Public Library) (Remote Access) (City of Reading Registered Library Patrons)

These practice tests are good for the Pennsylvania permit test, driver’s license test, and the senior citizens’ refresher test.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

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.

Power Library—Pennsylvania's Electronic Library

Access e-media from libraries all across Pennsylvania. Power Library offers a shared catalog of Pennsylvania library collections available at your library or online. Explore thousands of resource materials including newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, e-books, and more.

Click here to access the Power Library's e-resource section.

Reading Eagle Archives

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.


A nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most business listings.