Online Resources

Our web resource list includes everything from websites that are free to the general public to resources available only to Upper Moreland Township residents. Our legend will help you determine which resources you can access!

(PA) = All Pennsylvania Library Cardholders
(MontCo) = Patrons with a card issued by any Montgomery County Library
(UMFPL) = Upper Moreland Cardholders ONLY
(F)= Free Websites

Top 5 to Try

Kanopy
On-Demand streaming video platform with over 30,000 films to choose from
UMFPL
Universal Class
More than 500 online classes available at your pace & the time of your choosing
UMFPL
BrainFuse’ JobNow
Live online help & resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job
UMFPL
BrainHQ
The only brain training program proven to improve memory, speed, and attention
UMFPL
TumbleBooks
Moving, talking, picture books. Great for fun & for learning
MontCo

Digital Storytime: UMFPL's YouTube Channel posts new story times twice a month! (F)

TumbleBooks: Moving, talking, picture books. Great for fun & for learning. (MontCo)

World Book Early World of Learning: Resources to help preschoolers and children in the early grades grasp early childhood themes and skills. (UMFPL)

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Citizen Resource Center: an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that administers the U.S. naturalization and immigration system. Find government forms, resources, and more! (F)

Citizenshipworks: Citizenshipworks is a free online service that helps you apply for citizenship. They can identify potential problems with your application and connect you to expert help both online or in person. (F)

Delaware Valley Consumer Checkbook: Find the best-rated auto shops, plumbers, banks, veterinarians, dentists, cleaners, and more. (UMFPL)

Reference USA: Nationwide business and residential listings. (MontCo)

Overdrive downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks: A leading full-service digital distributor of eBook & audiobooks. From the classics to bestsellers to self-help with over 1,000 eBooks and more than 4,000 audiobooks! Download titles 24 hours a day from your home computer. (MontCo)

RB Digital for Libraries: The Montgomery County library system and UMFPL now offer more than 100 digital magazine subscriptions available for patrons to download for free. Full content, No waiting lists, no lending periods! (MontCo)

Freading: An extensive and well-rounded collection offering hundreds of thousands of titles that can be read anywhere, on many difference devices. With this service there is guaranteed access to every item in their collection–there are never any waits and no need to place holds. Plus Apple and Andriod apps to take your books with you on the go! (UMFPL)

TumbleBooks: An online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce and electronic procure book which you can read, or have read to you. (MontCo)

Scholastic BookFlix via PowerLibrary: An online literacy resource that pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic. BookFlix reinforces core reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge andexploration. (PA)

eBooks on Ebscohost via PowerLibrary: Electronic books (eBooks) are available through this link. eBooks are full text searchable and available for use on personal computers in online formats. (PA)

Project Gutenberg: Offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats ebooks. (F)

Driver-test.org: PA Department of Transportation's FREE Drivers Ed with up-to-date, comprehensive, driver's license tests and "exam simulators" for teens. (UMFPL)

PA DMV: Website for the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles. (F)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The EPA is an independent agency of the United States federal government for environmental protection. (F)

Department of Energy and EPA Fuel Economy Guide: a free yearly publication created to help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing a vehicle. (F)

Ancestry: Start your genealogical research today and find your roots. (in-library use only) (MontCo)

FamilySearch: FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families. Available at no cost this search tool has access to one of the largest collections of historical and genealogical data. (F)

BrainFuse JobNow: Live online help & online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job. (UMFPL)

National Career Development Association: NCDA provides programs and services for career development professionals and for the public involved with or interested in career development. (F)

BrainHQ: The only brain training program proven to improve memory, speed, and attention. (UMFPL)

Duolingo: Check out this free website offering over 30 language courses! (F)

Mango Languages: Learn more than 35 languages quickly and easily! (MontCo)

American Bar Association (Free Legal Answers): Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal question to their state's website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. Attorney volunteers, who must be authorized to provide pro bono assistance in their state, log in to the website, select questions to answer, and provide legal information and advice. (F)

FindLaw.com: Research laws or find a lawyer with this large legal directory. (F)

LawHelp.org: provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state. (F)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): The U.S. health protection agency. Find information on healthy living, emergency preparedness, travel health, and more! (F)

MedlinePlus: Health Information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.  (F)

National Institutes of Health (NIH): U.S. government agency responsible for biomedical and public health research. (F)

PubMed: PubMed is a free search engine accessing primarily the MEDLINE database of references and abstracts on life sciences and biomedical topics. (F)

Philadelphia Inquirer Historical Access: Scanned images of the original issues of Philadelphia Inquirer between 1834-1922. (UMFPL)

Philadelphia Inquirer Online via Newsbank: A searchable full-text electronic edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1981 to the present. (MontCo)

Ask Here PA: Chat with a live librarian 24/7. (PA)

Gale Contemporary Literary Criticism: Need research on an author or literature topic? Start here. (UMFPL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library: A giant collection of online reference books. (UMFPL)

Encciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos: World Book Encyclopedia Online rich & wide-ranging content in Spanish. (UMFPL)

PowerLibrary:  Access thousands of magazines, plus a wealth of materials for users of all ages.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor. (PA)

World Book Web: Content and tools for all: from young students to advanced researchers and information seekers. (UMFPL)

Kanopy: On-Demand streaming video with over 30,000 films to choose from! (UMFPL)

YouTube: Check out UMFPL's YouTube Channel to stay up to date with what is going on at the Library! (F)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS): The revenue service of the U.S. government. Find information, print forms, and access your records. (F)

VITA: The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Find a location today! (F)

AARP Foundation Volunteer Tax-Aide: find locations to receive free tax preparation help and filing to low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Sites are open annually from late January/early February to April 15. (F)

Learning Express: Test Prep for everything from SAT to Nursing and more career building resources! (MontCo)

Universal Class: More than 500 online classes available at your pace & the time of your choosing. (UMFPL)

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a federal agency that provides healthcare services to eligible military veterans at VA medical centers and outpatient clinics and offers several other non-healthcare related benefits. (F)

Montgomery County, PA Veterans Affairs: find information for Veterans living in Montgomery County, PA. (F)

Veterans Crisis Line: a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. Responders are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. (F)