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Online Resources to Access from Home

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Power Library

With public libraries & schools closed to the public, please remember the POWER Library is open 24 hours a day. POWER Library includes over 20 online databases plus over 16,000 eBooks you can read online &/or download. All you need is your library card!

Tell your friends who don’t have library cards that they can get temporary access to all that CCLS offers or sign up for a Power eCard for access to POWER Library resources only.

Access POWER Library Kids

Access POWER Library Teens

See all that POWER Library has to offer


Code at Home

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them!

They will release activities weekly — some online, some offline, of varying levels of difficulty—over the course of the next few months. Each activity will include a feature of a woman in tech who pioneered innovative technology.

Visit Girls Who Code to get started!

Borrow Digital Items

Do you use Libby, Overdrive, or Flipster? The libraries offer digital lending 24/7! Visit the CCLS eMaterials Page to get started . . .

BookList has also made their popular publication BookPage available digitally to all.

Electronic materials are one of our library’s fastest-growing expenses. Thank you to our donors, who make it possible for us to continue to invest in the electronic materials you depend on.

Book Page

You can now access issues of Book Page, a great place for you to learn about new books & get recommendations, online!

Check out the newest issue now.

Get or Renew a Library Card

With the libraries experiencing closures and limited hours due to COVID-19, Chester County Library System has made it possible for residents to access our digital materials with temporary library cards.

Submit the form below and one of our librarians will respond with a barcode number for your use to borrow digital materials or to access our databases.

Do you already have a library card, but it’s expired? Enter that number below and your card will be renewed.

Questions may be directed to Tara Thorne or Beverly Michaels

*PLEASE NOTE* At this time we cannot provide library cards for minors. Those cards require a signature from a parent or legal guardian. Please use the adult’s card in your family to borrow titles for children.

  • Those interested in obtaining access to CCLS digital materials will receive a library card number to access our digital collection & databases. Cards will expire 90 days from today.

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