Online Services

New Castle Libraries offer an abundant variety of services available online.

New Castle Libraries offer a abundant array of online services for patrons. Please read more to discover all of the services available online for patrons.

Apply for your Library Card online.  If you don't already have a card, this is a great way to access our online offerings. 
Ask us a question.  Staff are still available to answer questions about books, your account, or anything else. 

Our newest database, creativebug, is an award winning resource for crafters, DIY, and makers. The site offers 1,000+ art and craft video classes led by expert instructors and crafting enthusiasts. All free with your New Castle County Library Card. - Online resources for genealogical research. Only accessible in a New Castle County Library.

Teen Book Cloud from Tumble Books  includes graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audio books for students in grade 7-12.

Ebooks and eaudio with streaming video as well.  Find your current best sellers here. 
Our online collection of magazines.  Over 60 popular titles to choose from, including back issues. Always available in full color just like the magazine.

Libraries across the State are offering online programs including story times, book groups and more.  See a listing of all our Virtual Library Events.

Transparent Language Online can be accessed from any device with internet access.  

*  You will need your library card number to access this resource.
*  Transparent Language Online offers instruction in 100+ languages.
*  Specialized KidSpeak instruction for children is available in multiple languages.
*   English as a Second Language instruction for speakers of 30+ native languages.

More Online Resources

You may need a library card and PIN to access these resources.

ABC Mouse   

Games and activities for children 2-7+.  Only accessible in a New Castle County Library.

Delaware 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!


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.


How to Sign up!

  1. Visit
  2. Choose “Get Started Today” to get sign-up window
  3. Fill out your information (Email, Create Password)
  4. Choose your “library” (or search for your library if not in window)
  5. Choose “Next”
  6. Enter your library Card number (account number)

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.

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.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Research and investment tools from a leading industry provider.  Only accessible in a New Castle County Library.


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.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)

Includes 60 million business profiles & 299 million consumers. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more!

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.

Incorporate In Delaware

It's now easier than ever to incorporate in Delaware. Use the resources from Global Delaware to guide you through the process. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Libraries

Global Delaware

Global Delaware Training Video


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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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