Online Resources

Have you ever wondered how to find a program on our website or use our e-resources? Visit our YouTube How-To Playlist to learn all that and more! 

Ancestry Library Edition

Conduct your genealogical research with Ancestry Library Edition, which is normally available only from library computers. Ancestry is temporarily allowing patrons to use its product from home during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Consumer Reports

Use Consumer Reports to find the latest ratings and recommendations you need for the products you want.

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Search for back issues with articles in PDF format


JobNow provides live, interactive online help combined with online resources to help you in your job search.

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Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Scranton Library Kanopy landing page
Steps for creating  a Kanopy account
Help with other questions

Kanopy Borrowing Details:

  • 5 films per month
  • No waiting lists or fines
  • A 72-hour loan period
  • Your borrowing limit resets on the first of each month

Libby (OverDrive)

With OverDrive’s Libby app, you can download thousands of free eBooks and audiobooks, including fiction and nonfiction bestsellers. Note on magazines (April 1, 2021): OverDrive has acquired RBdigital and transferred magazine titles from RBdigital to the Libby/OverDrive platform. That means you can now check out magazines in Libby or OverDrive. OverDrive’s Libby app is recommended because it is especially easy to use, but you can use the OverDrive app if you prefer.

Get the OverDrive Libby App
Getting Started with Libby Help Sheet
Browse OverDrive Titles
OverDrive Help

Mango Languages

Learn a new language with Mango, an interactive language-learning program complete with an on-the-go app.

Mango offers English as Second Language lessons for speakers of various languages and provides the opportunity to study a foreign language through cinema with its Mango Premiere option.

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Mango support page

Reference Solutions

(Formerly ReferenceUSA). A directory of over 57 million businesses and 320 million consumers, Reference Solutions can help you search for jobs, addresses and phone numbers, business opportunities, historic market trends, U.S. healthcare practitioners, and much more.

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researchIT CT

The Connecticut State Library’s researchIT CT is a multidisciplinary database that includes magazines, journals,  newspapers, and more — for students and adults. Search the state library catalog at findItCT. Look here for periodical titles available through the state library.

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Note: SimplyE has been bought by LYRASIS and we were recently notified that our library would be removed from the SimplyE app on Friday, September 3rd. We will be transitioned to the Palace app as soon as it is launched, which is planned for later this fall.


ValueLine offers up-to-date reliable data, news, analysis, and other tools for investors.

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