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Ambler Gazette

Browse and search issues of the Ambler Gazette Newspaper from 1894-1944 through the Wissahickon Valley Public Library’s Ambler Gazette Collection.

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America's News Magazines (NewsBank)

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including Philadelphia Magazine. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Home access has ended. To use you will need to use the library computers.

Start a family tree and search 4 billion historical records including: census & voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military service records, immigration & travel, land ownership, maps, photographs and public member family trees. If you are just getting started, you can find instruction and webinars to help you.


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BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.


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Chat with a Librarian

Ask questions on any topic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat online, text or email a real librarian.


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Delaware Valley Consumer’s Checkbook

Find ratings of local service companies, including auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners, etc.

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DMV Practice Tests

Driver's Manuals and Practice Tests from

Need to study for a test to obtain the PA Driver's Permit, the PA Driver's License, the PA Motorcycle License or the PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?  In partnership with,  WVPL now offers the Pennsylvania driver's handbooks and multiple practice tests all in one place.   Available in English and Spanish.


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Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies music, and more, 24/7 with your WVPL library card.

No waiting. No late fees. Always available.
one app. one tap. everything for everyone.


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Libby by OverDrive: books, audio, video, magazines

Downloadable books, audiobooks, magazines, videos.
Download the Libby app to use on a tablet or smart phone.
Using a computer? Start with LibbyApp in your browser

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Literature Criticism Online

Find biographical information on authors and literary criticism of their works for research papers.


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Mango Languages

Learn one of over 70 languages or English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango includes a translation feature that lets you translate English into one of the languages or vice versa. If you’re using a mobile device, you can download the free app.

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My Heritage

This multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.


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PA Job Resources - Power Library

Job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. Includes Education Planner, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Pennsylvania Career Guide, PA Career Link and PA Workforce Statistics.

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Philadelphia Inquirer (Current and Historical Collections)

Want to read today's issue? Click the link below and choose Philadelphia Inquirer, 2018-Current (Image)

Browse the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1829, or read today's issue. There's a wealth of information here!

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Power Library

Allows you to search for: magazines and newspaper articles, photos, and eBooks.

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.


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Scholastic Teachables

Search thousands of printable resources, including worksheets, lesson plans, activities, leveled mini-books, and leveled learning collections.  This regularly updated resource is constantly evolving with over 100 new materials each month, ensuring fresh and reliable content for educators, parents, and tutors.

To access this resource, you must either be inside the library OR using your library barcode number to log in when outside the library.


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Today's Philadelphia Inquirer

Read today's Philadelphia Inquirer, or catch up on past news you may have missed.

TumbleBooks stories for kids


Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games. 


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Sign up for weekly emails about WVPL’s newest books and movies so you can reserve them quickly. Learn about upcoming library programs.

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WVPL Gale Virtual Reference Collection

Research the arts, biography, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, science and social science, and technology through 91 reference eBooks.  Great for assignments on topics like: American History, World War I & II, Ancient Greece & Rome, the Middle Ages, Holocaust, clothing, immigration, inventors, climate change, sports biography, animal rights, drugs and alcohol, crime, and diseases.

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WVPL's Email Newsletter

Join WVPL's email list to get the latest event updates, emergency cancellations and last-minute program information. You may already be reading Wowbrary, our weekly newsletter highlighting new books, new DVDs and upcoming events, but our NEW email list is for Blue Bell & Ambler library news, including occasional last-minute additions or cancellations due to unforseen circumstances. Make sure you get both!