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At the Library? Get direct access to PowerLibrary and PowerKids

At home? Explore!

Access our e-library resources with your Huntingdon Valley Library card number and password. Apply for a card in person at the Library or online. If you’re not sure that you have a card, contact us. If you need to get your password to use your existing card, you can call us to reset it or use the “Forgot your password?” feature under My Account.  Our neighbors in Philadelphia and Bucks County also have many online resources available for their cardholders.



Ancestry.com

Census and other historical records for your genealogical research. Available from within the Library at a desktop computer.

 



Ask Here PA

Chat now with a real librarian for help on any topic.
We’re open 24/7!

 



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BookFLIX and TrueFlix

Video storybooks paired with nonfiction e-books for ages 4-8.

 

 



Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages.
It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.  Now available through a grant from the Bucks and Montgomery County Workforce Development Boards. 

Pennsylvania Job Resources

JobGateway is the state’s premier job-matching tool developed to transform how job-seekers find jobs and how employers find talent.

 



Mango Languages

Learn a new Language with Mango, available in two versions:
Mango Complete, a 100 lesson course provides an understanding of a language and culture.
Mango Basic, which teaches everyday greetings, gratitudes, goodbyes and helpful phrases.  Sponsored by Montgomery County District Library Center


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RBDigital Audiobooks, Magazines, and eBooks

Listen to audio recordings of new or classical books, such as Jane Eyre and Great Expectations. Download the RBDigital app to listen on your mobile devices!

 

Magazines with RB Digital (Zinio)

RBdigital “The World’s Largest Newstand” Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods. Interactive elements such as audio and video. Intuitive navigation and searching within each magazine.

Sponsored by Montgomery County District Library Center

 



OverDrive

Fiction and non-fiction eBooks, digital audios, and videos for children, teens, and adults.

Online help

Apps and Help for this and other digital book collections available through the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, our District Center.

 



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hoopla – New for 2018!

Lower Moreland residents with a valid library card can download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smart phones, tablets, computers and Apple TV. Click on the hoopla icon to create and account and log in with your library card number.

  • Borrow up to 2 titles/month on each Huntingdon Valley Library card
  • Choose from thousands of movies, TV shows, music & audio books
  • Automatic returns, no late fees, no rental fee
  • Always available so no waiting period for popular titles

Sponsored by Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library

Online help

 



Power Library

A collection of research databases for all ages, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Library.  Alphabetical List or Subject List

PowerLibrary help

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.



Reference USA

ReferenceUSAReference USA database contains detailed information on more than 14 million United States and Canadian businesses, 131 million United States and Canadian households, and 683,000 United States health care providers.  Great for finding lost relatives, sales leads and prospective employers.

Tip: To find most people, including those without land-lines, use the “U.S. Consumers / Lifestyles” database.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

Literary criticism and help writing a research paper

Power Library Research Starters:

 


For Children

POWER Kids – A collection of online books and research databases for children sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Library.

TumbleBook Library | Biblioteca TumbleBook

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they’ll love.

BookFlix

The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. Use your library card to log on to Bookflix from home!

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