Anyone who is a Pennsylvania resident and who has a public library card, may access the POWER Library sponsored by the State Library of Pennsylvania. Similar electronic access is available to New Jersey and Delaware residents.
- If you have a library card from your hometown public library, follow the access instructions specific to your hometown county.
- If you do not have a library card from your hometown public library, you may apply for one at the public library that serves your location. Since the actual process of accessing the POWER Library is done on the county level, you must be certain that you apply to the library that serves your residence. For example, students living on the Philadelphia side of campus, would apply at the Wynnefield branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Overbrook Avenue, while students living on the Lower Merion side of campus would apply at the Bala Cynwyd Library on Old Lancaster Road. Similarly, students living in off-campus apartments will need to visit the public library local to them.
Budget cuts will be decreasing availability of many databases. The following is a list of the POWER Library resources available for 2010 and when the contract for each is currently set to expire:
EBSCOhost's Teacher Reference Center
Wilson Web is an online information retrieval system designed to provide tools and services for accessing information from within the Wilson databases. Database that are provided as part of Wilson Web include:
|New Jersey State Library's CyberDesk|
|DelAWARE® is available from the state Library.|
Last revision / review: May 25, 2012