Popular digital service of DVDs, CDs, e-audiobooks, and e-books. There are an unlimited number of copies for the titles in Hoopla, so no wait times for any item. Start streaming immediately or download a title for offline viewing or listening later. Never any late fees; items check back in automatically at the end of the loan period.
Library card holders can borrow up to 4 items a month.
E-books and e-audiobooks: 2 weeks
Movies and television shows: 3 days
Music: 7 days
When first signing up for the service, you will need your library card and pin number (last four digits of your card number). Then it will ask you to register with your e-mail address. Choose “Clarion Free Library” during the registration process (even though you are an Eccles patron).
Our OverDrive / Libby by OverDrive collections (through Oil Creek Library District) now offer 3,000+ e-books and close to 800 e-audiobooks. Items can be downloaded for offline use. Never any late fees; items check back in automatically at the end of the loan period. Place holds and receive an e-mail notification when the items is available.
E-books and e-audiobooks: 2 weeks
Click here: Overdrive website, then follow these directions to create your account.
1. Click “Sign in” (top, right side, green button).
2. Select “Eccles-Lesher Memorial Library” from drop down box.
3. Enter your library card number (no spaces-14 digits).
4. Click “Sign in”.
Try the Libby app to take your digital library on the go!
Click here to watch a video for more information about Libby.
Library cardholders can select from 350+ free Gale Courses to take online, on their schedule. Online courses are taught by professionals in the field, and topics range from business, financing, parenting, second languages, creating a website, graphic design, teaching, and so much more.
Access the Gale Courses catalog here: https://education.gale.com/l-pl2612
1. Browse the available courses.
2. When you find one which you want to take, click “ENROLL NOW”.
3. Select your preferred start date and click “Continue Enrollment”.
4. Under “New Students Start Here”, enter your e-mail address and click “Create a New Account”.
5. Register using your name and information, and click “Create Account”.
6. You will need your library card number when prompted, so have it nearby.
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Free tutorials (with 1,000+ lessons and videos) for Microsoft Office, e-mail, reading, math, and more. No username or password needed.
AccessPA is an online catalog, which includes lists of books, movies, and other materials found in Pennsylvania Libraries. Using this web-based portal, Pennsylvanians can search the holdings of over 2,600 school, public, academic, and special libraries in Pennsylvania. Access PA is the result of coordinated resource-sharing among the libraries of all types throughout the Commonwealth. It enables PA residents to locate specific items. If an item is not available at their local library, they may ask their local librarian to request a loan from another library. Sharing resources in this way makes it possible for PA libraries to provide excellent, cost-effective customer service.
The Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources (or POWER Library) is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library. It includes over 20 online databases, plus over 16,000 e-books you can read online and/or download. The POWER Library allows you to access thousands of full text periodicals articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults. Access the POWER Library E-Resources by visiting this link: https://www.powerlibrary.org/e-resources/?all=y&ID=PL2145. Use your library card number when asked for library card or password.
POWER Kids offer online resources geared toward children in grades K-5. It includes interactive books, research assistance, cyber safety, full-text articles with images and activities, Chat with a Librarian, and much more. Access the POWER Kids resources by visiting this link: http://kids.powerlibrary.org/?ID=PL2145.
POWER Teens provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian. Access the POWER Teens resources by visiting this link: http://teens.powerlibrary.org/?ID=PL2145.
The Oil Creek Library District has a new resource available to patrons of each individual county! Dial-A-Story is a service that offers children and families access to weekly recorded stories featuring expert children’s librarians and storytellers. This service is free to the public and available from any phone. Each county has their own phone number. In Clarion County, you will want to dial 878-788-7997 to listen to a weekly story in English. Families can also listen to the stories online by visiting: https://oilcreek.org/home/district-resources/dial-a-story/