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Learn to read with ABCmouse, the award-winning reading app for kids ages 2–8. Inspire your child to love learning and build confidence in reading, math, and more!

Academic Search Premier

from EBSCOhost
Arts, humanities, science, social sciences, business, and technology journals, some with full text, and other electronic resources from 1887 to the present. *Online access to Consumer Reports from 1991 to the present.

Academic Search Premier - Libraries Connect Ohio

from EBSCOhost
Same great resource, more robust searching.

African American Heritage

from ProQuest
Exclusively devoted to African American family history research. Access to Black Genesis and AfriGeneas is included.

Ancestry Library Edition

The most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online, with billions of indexed names in over 9,000 collections.
In-library access only.

AtoZ Food America

from World Trade Press
AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines.

AtoZ Maps Online

from World Trade Press
More than 100,000 downloadable maps for any project, school lesson plans, and business reports.

AtoZ the USA

from World Trade Press
Great for state reports for all 50 states, 5 U.S. territories, & D.C..

AtoZ World Culture

from World Trade Press
The world's most comprehensive collection of country culture articles for 175 countries. Includes lesson plans!

AtoZ World Food

from World Trade Press
Food culture & recipes for 175 countries.

AtoZ World Travel

from World Trade Press
202 city travel guides around the world!
Available on mobile devices.


Research real estate, holding and investment companies, and business services. Includes national telephone directory for residential and yellow pages with reverse phone searching.

Barron's Weekly

from ProQuest Global Newsstream
Archive of full text Barron's articles from 1988 to present.

Biography Reference Source

From EBSCOhost
Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals - both living and deceased.


Discover the most exciting new books in the current issue of BookPage! Updated monthly.


K-12 lesson plans with activities.

Business Source Premier

from EBSCOhost
Provides business researchers with highly-refined tools they need in order to conduct sophisticated searches for business content.


Access to detailed auto repair information 24/7 on nearly all makes and models.

Comics Plus

Unlimited, always available access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga!

Comics Plus - Teen Edition

Unlimited, always available access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga just for teens!

Comics Plus for Kids

Unlimited, always available access to digital comics, graphic novels, and manga! Geared especially for kids K-8.

Computer Source

from EBSCOhost
Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Reports

Features ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services.


from Libby
Over 1,400 in-depth instructional video classes covering 20 different creative passions from a community of enthusiastic makers.
Available through Libby by OverDrive. You will need to log into the Libby app, then access Craftsy through Libby Extras.


More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes.


Concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries of the world. Beyond the facts and figures, find an insider's perspective on the history, daily life, and customs. Also covers US states and Canadian provinces.

Curiosity Stream

Hoopla BingePass
Access thousands of films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, and more. Curiosity Stream has something for everyone — including an entire Curiosity KIDS collection tailored for younger learners.

Dayton Daily News

from ProQuest Global Newsstream
Archive of full text Dayton Daily News articles from 1993 to present.

Ohio-specific study exams to prepare for driving exams including car, motorcycle and Commercial Driver's License practice tests.

EBSCOhost Databases

Complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from EBSCOhost. Select a single database for searching or search multiple resources at once.

FamilySearch Affiliate Library

Search for ancestors in millions of historical records. With Affiliate Library status, WCPL is providing access to an additional 400 million digital records, available in-library only.
In-library access only.
Personal account to required.

Fold3: History and Genealogy Archives

Digitized images in the fields of African American, Native American, and Revolutionary War histories, and more.

Gale eBooks

Instantly access reference eBooks on many subjects. These trusted, authoritative reference works are available 24/7!

Gale Literature Resource Center

Full text articles & criticisms of 130,000 writers.

Global Newsstream

by ProQuest
One of the largest collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.

Great Courses

from Kanopy
Learn from award-winning experts and professors from the most respected institutions in the world at your own pace.
Accessed through Kanopy, does not count against monthly play credits.

Hallmark Movies Now

Hoopla BingePass
Enjoy exclusive Hallmark Originals, along with 1,500+ hours of ad-free content from Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Curl up with series like When Calls the Heart, Chesapeake Shores, and The Way Home.


from Brainfuse
On demand, anytime, anywhere live tutoring for students K-12. Included is a Writing Lab and Send Question Center.
Online account is required if you wish to save prior test results or view prior sessions. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

HeritageQuest Online

Discover your family history using primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.


Streaming video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.


from Libby
Unlimited streaming access to truly great, quirky, and relevant independent films and series.
Available through Libby by OverDrive. You will need to log into the Libby app, then access iNDIEFLIX through Libby Extras.


from Brainfuse
Job coaching service and resume builder. LIVE Career Tutors are available every day from 2p.m. to 11p.m.
Online account is required only if you want to save your past test results or sessions.

JobsOhio ZoomProspector

Provides free tools for site selection, demographics, and consumer segment information.


Enjoy critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more!

Kanopy Kids

Educational and enriching videos for children of all ages!

Kovels Antiques & Collectibles

from Libby
The go-to source for expert information, pricing, and trends on antiques and collectibles.
Available through Libby by OverDrive. You will need to log into the Libby app, then access Kovels through Libby Extras.


from EBSCO and OhioMeansJobs
Access to practice educational exams such as PSAT, GED, and career specific training, as well as the official ACT and SAT practice tests.
Online account is required to save test scores. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Legal Forms

from GALE
Get access to thousands of customizable legal documents.

Libby by OverDrive

from Digital Downloads
eBooks, audiobooks, magazines & more for computers and mobile devices.

Lingo LITE

from World Trade Press
Learn basic vocabulary in 30 languages from native speakers.


Languages Other Than English from Storytime PODS
LOTE4Kids provides thousands of audio-picture books in over 60+ World Languages, to allow kids to enjoy books and learn language through the magic of storytelling.
Mobile app for Android & Apple available!

Mango Languages

A personalized, adaptive language-learning experience that provides the tools and guidance you need to expand your language skills wherever and however you learn best. Choose from over 70 languages!

Marketscope Advisor

from CFRA
Access independent investment analysis, market commentary, news, and data with CFRA's essential analytical tools.

Masterfile Premier

from EBSCOhost
Read full text articles from popular magazines.

Masterfile Premier - Libraries Connect Ohio

from EBSCOhost
Same great resource, more robust searching.


Provides data on investment offerings, including stocks and mutual funds, along with real-time global market data.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Birth, death, marriage, census, immigration, military and tombstone records, with more than 2 billion family tree profiles.

New York Times

from ProQuest Global Newsstream
Search comprehensive coverage of this renowned newspaper from June 1, 1980 to the present.

New York Times Online -

Beat the paywall! Get stories and topics that interest you most, from the arts to world news.
Available on both Android and Apple apps.

The largest historical newspaper database online, with tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Library Edition by Ancestry

from ProQuest
Online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers including regional, state, local and well-known from the U.S. and other countries. [1700 - 2000]

NoveList K-8 Plus

Age-appropriate fiction & nonfiction. Find what to read next!

NoveList Plus

A great stop to finding that next great read, with both fiction and nonfiction titles!

Ohio Death Records Index

Index of death certificates in Ohio from 1913-1944. Easily save, e-mail, purchase or print an order form online.

OhioMeansJobs Assessment & Training Center

from EBSCO LearningExpress
A highly-acclaimed, comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, and eBooks all modeled after official tests.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

World-class experts give you an overview of a subject that you can understand in half an hour of reading or less.

Points of View Reference Source

from EBSCOhost
Hot button topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint argument.

Qello Concerts by Stingray

from Libby
The world’s largest collection of streaming full-length concerts and music documentaries.
Available through Libby by OverDrive. You will need to log into the Libby app, then access Qello Concerts through Libby Extras.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1882 to 1967.

Scholastic Teachables

Printable/downloadable activities for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Small Business Reference Center

from EBSCOhost
Access top consumer small business reference books and tools to address many small business topics.

Direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.


from Gale Presents
Gain skills and earn certificates! Top-rated courses in the areas of business, tech, and personal development across 75+ different categories.
Required: Create a Gale user account, or use your Google or Microsoft account to access. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Value Line

A comprehensive source of information and advice that offers reports, stock lookup, timeliness ranking, portfolios and more.

Very Short Introductions

The perfect introduction to subjects you previously knew nothing about.

Wall Street Journal

from ProQuest Global Newsstream
Search the most circulated newspaper in the United States from January 2, 1984 to the present.

Wall Street Journal Online -

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply create your account and start using immediately.

( will then be available for the next three days. For repeated access, come back, click the link again, and login with the same username and password.)

Library patrons are not permitted to share sign-on credentials with any other person.

Washington Post

from ProQuest Global Newsstream
Breaking news, politics, business, world news, entertainment and more.

Enjoy direct, unlimited access to

World Book Advanced

Tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and up.

World Book Early Learning

Created for younger children, this graphic-intense resource helps them learn while having fun.

World Book Student

Tailored for students in elementary and middle schools, with thousands of articles, learning resources, and research tools.

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LIVE Career Tutors and resume help available every day from 2p.m. to 11p.m.!

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Job & Career Help

Access free job hunting and personal development resources!