For your safety, both branches are open for CONTACTLESS PICK UP ONLY.
Although the buildings remain closed to the public, our staff is here to serve you online and by phone:
Ambler 215-646-1072; Blue Bell 215-643-1320.
Check our Service Updates page for more details.

Not sure what you want to read next? Try our NEW Library Grab Bag!

Join us HERE on YouTube for storytimes with Miss Erin and Miss Michelle!


Ambler Gazette

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

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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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.

NEW! is available from home until March 31, 2021.

The ProQuest company is generously allowing our library cardholders temporary in-home access to the Ancestry Library Edition Database.
To access:
1. Go to
2. Click on orange MY ACCOUNT icon at the top right of the WVPL webpage, then log into your library account
3. Click on Search
4. Click on e-sources
5. Select Ancestry

Please CLICK HERE for help using

Ask Here PA

Ask questions on any topic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat online now with a real librarian.


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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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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Digital Magazines

RBDigital  "The World's Largest Newstand" Over 3500 titles available! No waiting and no limited loan periods.

Digital Magazines Users Guide

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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.


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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Job and Career Accelerator

JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR provides vital support for job seekers. Its comprehensive collection of online job and career-related tools delivers everything individuals need to find, prepare for, apply to, and get hired into their ideal positions.

Learning Express

Your Path to Success - Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks and much more!

Literature Criticism Online

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

Please CLICK HERE for help using Literature Criticism Online.

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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.

Please CLICK HERE for help using Mango Languages.

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Overdrive & Libby: online books, audiobooks, video

Downloadable books, audiobooks and video.

Download the Libby app to use on a tablet or smart phone.

Using a computer? Start with OverDrive.

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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.


Philadelphia Inquirer (Current and Historical Collections)

Search information from the past to the present with one interface to find information for research and assignments related to controversial issues, politics, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, companies, economics, criminal justice, culture, sports and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content. Included are eyewitness reports, articles, editorials, letters, and more.

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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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Reference USA

Do market research on any of the 14 million US businesses listed. You can find location maps, business demographics, management directories, company news, stock data, business expenditures, historical data, UCC filings, nearby businesses, competitors report, brands and products. You can also search for people in the US Standard White pages of 89 million people by name and state or city.

Please Check the FAQ page for help using Reference USA

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Stay Busy, Stay Happy

Keeping a positive attitude and staying busy can be challenging! Here are many links to fun and exciting adventures right from home. Explore museums, listen to concerts or opera, watch birds locally or across the world. WVPL staff continue to add links, so check here frequently.

Today's Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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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. 

Please CLICK HERE for help using TumbleBooks.


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

Please CLICK HERE for help using WOWbrary.

WVPL's 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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