Looking for something free to do while at home? Click on the links and use your library card number to access.
We received temporary at-home access to this resource during the Coronavirus pandemic. Further your genealogical research with digitized images of the U.S. Federal Census from 1790 forward, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, and more.
Food Assistance for Residents
Food assistance is available to residents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools and organizations across the County are providing grab and go meals to residents in need. An interactive map and more information are provided.
A YouTube playlist of exercises you can do at home. Includes chair yoga, cardio workouts, and tai chi.
Google Arts & Culture
Explore hundreds of famous galleries and landmarks from around the world. Study detailed works in HD, and explore sites from Google’s street view. Museums and collections may be sorted by location, popular topic, and even color.
JobNow – Online Career Assistance
From Brainfuse. Get expert assistance throughout the job search process, including resume review and interview coaches. Take advantage of the 24/7 templates, tips and resources, including eParachute, which matches your interests and skills with careers.
Public domain audiobooks read by volunteers, made free for safe download to your device. Browse the catalogue for short stories, full novels, poems, and more.
Magazines – RBdigital
Get access to full-color, interactive digital magazines including the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Bazaar and many many more. Create an account using your library card. Read on your computer’s browser or download the RBDigital app to your tablet or phone.
National Emergency Library
From The Internet Archive. The National Emergency Library offers free, public access to an online collection of books to assist with online teaching, professional needs, and personal edification while libraries, universities, and other institutions remain closed.
The Delaware County Library System provides digital access to current issues of the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Daily Times and more.
OverDrive and Libby
Check out eBooks and audiobooks for all ages on your computer, tablet or phone. Overdrive is available for most phone’s and tablets. Libby, Overdrive’s newer, more user friendly app, is available in the Apple App Store, Microsoft Windows Store, and Google Play. Read in your computer’s browser or download the Overdrive or Libby app to your tablet or phone.
Get access to full-text Philadelphia Inquirer issues and articles. Published daily and available for download.
Get access to basic through advanced language learning through activities, drills, quizzes, interactive coaching and live practice with native speakers. Plus feature films, music and more. There are over 80 languages available as well as ESL learning in your native language.
Stay In and Read!
From Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Similar to Summer Reading but entirely online, Stay In and Read is a free event that encourages you to log three “reads” each week. Other perks include book recommendations, discussion questions, and additional social activities. Register to keep track of your counts, and for the chance to win prizes! Runs from now until April 30th.
Explore nature without leaving your home. The National Park Service provides webcams that give an up-close look at land and sea creatures in action.
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