Online Resources

For more resources, online materials:

Read digital copies of magazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card! Choose from many popular titles for adults, teens, and kids with no holds and no limits. Need help?

hoopla is a digital media service offered by Delaware Public Libraries that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! hoopla. Need help?

Download thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks and videos on your desktop.
Install the Libby App! A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library.
Also enjoy OverDrive for Kids!

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.

The Delaware Collections (formerly the Delaware Heritage 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!

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.

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.

LibGuides (Subject Guides)
Delaware Division of Libraries authoritative guides with websites, information and resources on a wide assortment of topics.

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.

Northstar Digital Literacy
NEW! Provides digital literacy assessments for patrons seeking to improve their digital literacy skills by learning and reviewing basic computer skills, software, and how to use technology in daily life. Learn More! | Make an Appointment | download Northstar Information Sheet

Data Axle Reference Solutions (Formerly: ReferenceUSA)
Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more! (For access scroll to the bottom of the Terms & Conditions & click the checkbox to accept, then click on continue, enter your 14-digit public library barcode and click Log On.) 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.

Transparent Language
Learn a new language today!
* You will need your library card number to access this resource.
* ransparent Language Online offers instruction in 100+ languages.
* SpecializedKidSpeak instruction for children is available in multiple languages.
* English as a Second Language instruction for speakers of 30+ native languages.

*All Delaware databases are brought to you by the State of Delaware, Division of Libraries in partnership with your local library.

Below are some Resources for Genealogical Research in Delaware. 

Note: *Some of these are available for free at the library

Resources to assist your search for family records. Includes census, ​birth, marriage, death, church, military, immigration and other records​.

Creative Bug!
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. Click here to checkout creativebug!

We would like to thank these vendors for free access for the public. These services are temporary, so enjoy them while available. With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Please note: you must be using Delaware Libraries Wifi, currently available in Delaware Libraries parking lots.

Audible is offering free books for children, teens, and a little over two dozen classics.