All eResources

NOTICE: Access to Mango Languages will expire at the end of 2023.

We will be using Transparent Language, provided by Power Library for language learning. You do not need to be an MTPL patron to use Transparent Language, but you need a valid library card. Create your account and get started today! Choose from more than 150 languages. Please reach out to us with any questions!

These resources are provided by Manheim Township Public Library, the Library System of Lancaster County, and Power Library.

If you have questions about these resources call us at 717-560-6441, email or use our Contact Form to submit a question.

You will be required to enter a valid Library System of Lancaster County library card barcode number in order to use the online resources. Resources purchased by MTPL will require patrons to have MTPL as their home library. Some resources may require a valid email address to create your account.

The list is in alphabetical order and can be searched using the box to the right. Sample search terms include: job, business, school level (elementary, middle, high school), and more!

All resources marked with a star (*) are provided by Power Library.

In Library Use Only
With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc.
Topics: education, learning, children, literacy, pre-school and elementary level, student
Academic Search Main EditionAcademic Search Main Edition*
Designed specifically for academic institutions and college-level students, Academic Search Main Edition provides authoritative full-text and peer-reviewed journals from nearly 1,900 full-text journals and nearly 1,300 full-text peer-reviewed journals. Subjects covered include biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion and theology, and more.
Topics: research, reference, student, college, high school
In Library Use Only is only available in the library, but don’t forget that you can ask us for help by submitting a reference request! This genealogical powerhouse delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition by ProQuest is essential for anyone working on their family tree.

Topics: genealogy, research, MTPL resource
AP NewsroomAP (Associated Press) Newsroom *
View the greatest events in world history with photographs, audio sound bites, video, and graphics, for over 185 years. Over 3,000 photos/images/sound bites/graphics added daily, including audio and visual snapshots.
Topics: images, news, newspaper, stock images, photography
AtoZdatabases offers detailed profiles for over 30 million businesses and executives, 2 million new businesses, 15 million executive email addresses, 220 million consumers, and 2.3 million jobs as well as healthcare professionals, new movers, new homeowners, background & criminal searching, and genealogy.
Topics: job search, reference, mailing lists, adults
Auto Repair Source *
Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.
Topics: car, automotive repair, reference
Black Freedom StruggleThe Black Freedom Struggle resource is provided at no cost to the POWER Library by ProQuest. It features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, it is hoped that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.
Topics: black history, reference, research, student, all ages
Watch and read nonfiction video storybooks about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!
Topics: literacy, eBooks, children, elementary level, student
Booklist: Leading book discoveryBooklist Reader
This digital magazine features diverse readers' advisory recommendations for readers and listeners of all ages. Filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase current and upcoming reads.
Topics: books, reviews, reference, entertainment, all ages
Books, Movies, and More in a PA LibraryBooks, movies, and more in a PA library (Access PA catalog) *
Search a single catalog reflecting the holdings of over 1,500 Pennsylvania libraries and their combined collections of over 41 million books, audio materials, reference materials, movies, and much more.
Topics: catalog
Brainfuse HelpNow logoBrainFuse HelpNow
Brainfuse provides online academic support to K-12 students, college students, and adult learners. Brainfuse offers a unique suite of tutoring, writing, study, and collaboration tools. There are test prep resources available for AP, SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, Nursing School, and Citizenship exams. Adult learners can take advantage of Computer Skills, Research skills, ELL courses, and more. Connect with a Live Tutor, or use the SkillSurfer to find the age group and topics you are looking for.
Topics: student, test prep, all ages
BrainFuse JobNow logoBrainFuse JobNow
Most online career tools provide resume building software or tips and job-hunting strategies. While such services can be helpful, they do not give users one-to-one advice from an experienced career coach. JobNow connects users with online career coaches to assist them during all stages of their job search.
Topics: job search, resumes
Britannica School ElementaryBritannica School Elementary*
Britannica School Elementary includes encyclopedia articles, images, videos, and magazine articles. There is a Britannica Fundamentals section for children Pre-K through grade 2. Tools such as a world atlas, virtual tours, country comparison, etc., allow learners to explore geography and animal kingdom topics.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school
Business Plans Handbook Collection
Search the contents of this multi-volume series to see complete business plans written by actual small business owners from all types of typical businesses. Business plan templates are included.
Topics: business, reference
Consumer ReportsConsumer Reports
Consumer Reports is an independent, nonprofit member organization that works side by side with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace. Using rigorous research, consumer insights, journalism, and policy expertise to inform purchase decisions, improve the products and services that businesses deliver, and drive regulatory and fair competitive practices.
MTPL patrons will use their library card number as the "Patron ID" to access this database.
Topics: reference, reviews, MTPL resource

Contemporary AuthorsContemporary Authors *
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Discover biographical and bibliographical information on more than 145,000 of today's most influential authors.
Topics: authors, reference, research, students
Cricket Media CollectionCricket Media Collection*
This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.
Topics: literacy, eBooks, children, elementary level, student
D&B Hoovers
The largest commercial database of 85 million companies, 100 million professionals, and 900 industry segments; relevant social media links; and customizable news feeds. Industry-specific business analysts compile unbiased insights on the top 43,000 global companies, including publicly traded and private ones. Find reports on key competitors, financials, and executives in clear summary formats.
Topics: business, reference
Take practice tests that are good for the permit test, drivers license test and the senior citizens refresher test.
Topics: driving, student, adults
EBSCO eBookseBooks on EBSCOhost *
Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world's leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online.
Topics: eBooks, all ages, reference, entertainment
Elementary students in kindergarten through grade five will find age-appropriate content covering a broad range of educational topics such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, etc. Elementary includes full-text proprietary content from Blackbirch Press®, U-X-L, KidHaven Press™, and more! Content is continuously updated and provides interesting and important facts with connections to current and past events.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school
Flipster logoFlipster
Access popular magazines titles digitally, and read them from any device! Flipster is designed for easy readability on mobile devices.
Topics: magazines, entertainment, all ages
A free music and streaming movie service. All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 9 million songs, to download and keep or stream, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries, also thousands of feature films and television episodes from major content providers. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Topics: music, entertainment, all ages, MTPL resource
Gale eBooksGale E-Books *
Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!
Topics: eBooks, reference, research, student, all ages
Green FileGreenFILE *
This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.
Topics: environment, reference, research, student, high school, adults
High School *
Secondary school students will have access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, and engaging multi-media covering a wide range of subjects, from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.
Topics: reference, research, student, high school
MTPL patrons can instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and eComics 24/7 with your library card. Try the new BingePass feature to access a week of magazines or Great Courses!
Topics: eBooks, movies, music, magazines, entertainment, all ages, MTPL resource
Libby LogoLibby by Overdrive
Browse, borrow, and enjoy eBook and eAudiobook titles from the Library System of Lancaster County digital collection. Use Libby online or download the Libby app for iPhone and Android. MTPL patrons have access to additional exclusive titles.
Topics: eBooks, audio, entertainment, all ages
This e-resource indexes more than 700 journals in library science & technology plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage extends back as far as the mid-1960's.
Topics: reference, research, library science
Middle SchoolMiddle School *
Discover reliable and trusted information on a variety of topics to support middle school student research for government, U.S and world history, geography, literature, sciences, and social issues. Middle School offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state standards, and presents material organized into a highly visual and topic portal approach to quickly find answers.
Topics: reference, research, student, middle school
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.
Topics: genealogy, research
Gale NewsNews *
Browse and read full-text newspapers from more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, plus leading titles from around the world, or search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts.
Topics: news, newspapers, reference
PA Online Learning *
PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows! Selecting the link will take you to directly to PA Online Learning.
Topics: reference, tutorials, all ages
Pennsylvania CareerLink
Job search help, with services like resume help, interviewing skill training, career counseling, skills assessments, GED and ESL, typing, and more.
Topics: job search, resumes, adults
PA Job ResourcesPennsylvania Job Resources *
Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers. Resources for veterans are available too that will help veterans transition into the work force by translating their existing military skills into civilian terms.
Topics: job search, resumes, adults
PA Photos & DocumentsPA Photos and Documents*
Explore millions of digitized photographs, documents, and newspapers from Pennsylvania's rich and varied history. The collections are provided by libraries and other organizations across the Commonwealth.
Topics: reference, research, state history, student
POWER KidsPOWER Kids Resources *
Includes access to BookFlix, Kids InfoBits, and TrueFlix.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
POWER TeensPOWER Teens *
Provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian.
Topics: books, reference, research, student, middle school, high school
Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center *
Perform research from hundreds of full text science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. View more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.
Topics: reference, research, student, all ages
SkillUp PA
SkillUp™ PA was launched to provide access to free, online job skills training to Pennsylvania residents. Courses are available on the Metrix Learning Portal and can be accessed by registering for a free account on the PA CareerLink® website.
Topics: job search, resume, adult learning
Simply Analytics
A product of Geographic Research Inc., Simply Analytics is a web-based mapping application that enables non-technical users to create professional quality thematic maps, tables and reports. It contains data to help answer key research questions, make sound business decisions, and understand the socio-demographic and economic conditions of any geographic area in the United States.
Topics: demographics, reference, research, student, all ages
Small Engine RepairSmall Engine Repair Reference Center *
Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
Topics: maintenance, repair, reference
Teacher Reference CenterTeacher Reference Center *
This e-resource for teachers provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals.
Topics: reference, research, teachers, education
Transparent Language OnlineTransparent Language Online*
Whether you’re a true language learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.
Topics: language, learning, education, student, adult, all ages
TrueFLIXTrueFlix *
Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
tumblebooks logoTumbleBooks
The TumbleBook Library is a fun and interactive library of animated, talking story books for preschoolers, beginner readers and older independent readers. Read along and listen, or read on your own. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing story books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic (e-book) story book. TumbleBooks will help teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love!
Topics: reference, research, student, elementary school, middle school
Value Line
Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.
Only a limited number of patrons can access Value Line simultaneously. If you have difficulty accessing the database, please email
Topics: stocks, investment, reference, adults, MTPL resource
Wowbrary LogoWowbrary
Wowbrary is a free newsletter that provides you with weekly emails and RSS feeds about MTPL's most recent acquisitions. See our newest books, audiobooks, DVDs and more!
Topics: newsletter, all ages, catalog

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