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May 11, 2022 Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) today announced that Pennsylvania’s public electronic library, POWER Library, has acquired 350 new e-books for users to explore, bringing the total of available titles to approximately 20,000. “Through...

From           Sarah Greene, Director, State Library of Pennsylvania Date             April 24, 2020 Re                 Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive   Pennsylvania Libraries COVID-19 Digital Archive The State Library of Pennsylvania...

Oil Creek and Seneca Library Districts have entered into a Reciprocal Lending Agreement (RLA) through OverDrive – the first of its kind in Pennsylvania. The RLA allows patrons to use both District’s OverDrive collections with just their home library card. “Access is a...

The Bethlehem Area Public Library is proud to announce a major upgrade to a one-of-a-kind local resource. Check out BAPL’s World War II database, where you can find over 12,000 entries on local service people from WWII. This collection includes the many accounts in The Bethlehem...

POWER Library Portal Maintenance Notice On Friday, June 22, beginning at 11 PM, the POWER Library Portal (powerlibrary.org) will be unavailable due to system maintenance.  The Portal is expected to be available again by 6 AM on Saturday, June 23.  We apologize in advance for any...

The Library of Congress is hosting a symposium”Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access”  on Tuesday , Sept. 27 in the Coolidge Auditorium on the first floor of the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First Street, S.E., in Washington, D.C. The event...

Collections as Data – Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access What happens when researchers with powerful computing tools meet massive digital collections? What discoveries are made? What new directions and best practices in scholarly research emerge? Hear from scholars...