Below is an alphabetized listing of the databases available for use by cardholders of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.

Access Pennsylvania is an online catalog of more than 2,000 libraries in Pennsylvania.

only available within the library
Ancestry allows you to search U.S. census records, birth, marriage and death records, social security death records and immigration lists.

In-Library Use
Home Use
Booklist Online contains over 120,000 reviews of books and electronic media. Book reviews date back to 1992. Features such as recommended reading lists, read-alikes, and readers’ blogs make it a useful tool for people searching for the perfect book.

In-Library Use
Home Use
Cypress Resume allows you to create professional-looking resumes, cover letters, and reference lists in minutes. Step-by-step instructions are provided.
Made possible through a grant from TD Charitable Foundation
Learning Express Library offers an extensive collection of helpful resources for the student and job seeker. It includes test prep for a wide range of tests, computer skills instruction, GED preparation, skills building, resume and cover letter assistance, resources in Spanish, and much more.
The Mango Language Database helps you learn or improve your foreign language and English language skills.

In-Library Use
Home Use
The Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Archive provides online access to full text articles of the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1981 to present, as well as issues of the newspaper from July 1860 to 1922. Some years previous to 1860 (1829-1859) are also available but may be incomplete.

All patrons can search the archive from within our libraries. Access to this resource is available from home to registered patrons of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library and its four branches.

POWER Library offers access to thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, photographs, and more. Materials and resources are available for all age groups. POWER Library is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State of Pennsylvania.
Zinio RBDigital Magazines: “The World’s Largest Newstand” Over 100 magazine titles available for downloading to computers, tablets, and smart phones! No waiting and no limited loan periods. Interactive elements such as audio and video. Intuitive navigation and searching within each magazine.
ReferenceUSA provides access to detailed information on more than 40 million U.S. businesses and over 100 million U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA also includes over 2 million job postings and internships, historical business information, and healthcare listings. Job seekers, businesses and researchers will find the database a valuable research tool.
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TumbleBook Library is aimed primarily at young readers and readers to be, containing animated stories to encourage a love of reading. Puzzles and games also accompany many stories.

Libro de Caida Libreria – preparado para nino de lectura joven, estos cuentos animados animan la passion de leer. Rompecabezas y huegos tambien acompanan muchos cuentos.

In-Library Use
Home Use
The World Book Online Reference Center includes World Book Kids, Info Finder, The Reference Center, Discover, science fair projects, research guides, and much more. Encyclopedias in Spanish are also included.