Delaware libraries offer an abundance of online resources.

Read newspapers, journals, electronic books, and more without leaving your computer.

E-Books and Magazines

Delaware libraries offers access to online resources such as e-books and magazines online. Here is a list of the available resources.

Read digital copies of magazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card! Choose from many popular titles for adults, teens, and kids with no holds and no limits. Need help?

A digital media service offered by Delaware Public Libraries that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! hoopla. Need help? | Getting Started in Spanish/Español

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kid favorites. You can stream on any of your favorite devices; via mobile/tablet apps for iPhone and Android, on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Get started with your Delaware Library card at delaware.kanopy.com. Learn more at delawarelibraries.org/kanopy | Kanopy- Getting Started | Kanopy in Spanish/Español

Please note: If you see “Expired”, just click “Reactivate” and this should resolve any login issues. Kanopy has a security feature that every 90 days patrons need to “Reactivate”. Learn more at delawarelibraries.org/kanopy  or contact Ask a Librarian DE.

Download thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos. Install the Libby App! A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Also enjoy OverDrive for Kids!

Research Resources

If you are performing research, Delaware libraries are able to assist you. A list of research resources are available for Delaware library patrons. 

CloudSource Open Access (OA)
Find high quality, peer-reviewed, academic articles covering a broad range of subject areas. Book chapters, reports, proceedings, dissertations and open educational resources (OER) such as lesson plans, lectures, and lab activities are also available. Additional content is being added on a regular basis. An Open Access article is an academic publication that provides free full text access through the Delaware Library Catalog (DLC). You do not need a Delaware Library Card to use this service. Learn more!| CSOA Quick Facts PDF

The Delaware Collections (formerly the Delaware Heritage Collection)
Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture can now be explored online!

The Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (DDNP)
The Delaware Digital Newspaper Project (DDNP) is a grant-funded program the University of Delaware has used to microfilm over 195,000 pages of Delaware‘s historical newspapers, such as “The Evening Journal”. These digitized newspapers are permanent, freely-accessible documents through the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America database. View all titles available for Delaware.

Resources to assist your search for family records. Includes census, ​birth, marriage, death, church, military, immigration and other records​.

Homework Help
(via UDLib/SEARCH)
The UDLib/SEARCH program provides home access to online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias to Delaware’s K-12 students, parents, and teachers (including homeschooled students). Please contact your local school or public librarian for more information.

Learning Express
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

LibGuides (Subject Guides)
Delaware Division of Libraries authoritative guides with websites, information and resources on a wide assortment of topics.

MasterFile Premier
Full text for more than 2,000 magazines & general reference publications. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes reference books and biographical articles, more than 100,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flag.

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Northstar Digital Literacy
Provides digital literacy assessments for patrons seeking to improve their digital literacy skills by learning and reviewing basic computer skills, software, and how to use technology in daily life. Make an Appointment | download Northstar Information SheetPDF | Northstar’s Website

PubMed® is a free resource provided to Delaware Libraries’ patrons in partnership with Delaware Health & Social Services (DHSS) Library. PubMed (nih.gov) – Comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly: ReferenceUSA)
Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more! (For access scroll to the bottom of the Terms & Conditions & click the checkbox to accept, then click on continue, enter your 14-digit public library barcode and click Log On.) Please note: If unable to access Reference Solutions remotely using Google Chrome™, please try using a different internet browser. The most recent version of Chrome has been known to cause access issues.

*All Delaware databases are brought to you by the State of Delaware, Division of Libraries in partnership with your local library.

Organizational Resources

If you are seeking to track the time spent reading or you are seeking book reviews, Delaware libraries offers resources for this task. 

Participate in our reading programs, earn incentives, and discover great books! A fun way to track your reading!

Contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: children, teens and adults. Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Users can also search a series name to get a list of titles in the series.

Unleash Inner Genius
Geniuses keep journals…we’re ALL geniuses we just need to get organized! Find here tips, tools, and techniques to track and build upon your curiosity, learning, and ideas. Whatever your interest, whatever your talent, the library supports it.

Delaware libraries offer an abundance of online resources for patrons. Visit your local Delaware library in person and virtually! 

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When you sign up online you gain access right away to all eMedia! Download eBooks, read eMagazines, use online resources for FREE! Then, contact your public library to transfer your online account to a full account.

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