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Library Services (not all services are available at all libraries)

Your free library card entitles you to borrow:

  • Books – Large Print or regular print
  • Foreign language books (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, etc.)
  • Access library catalogs or resources from home
  • Audiobooks on cassette or disc
  • Playaways (self-contained electronic book resource)
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • ILL (Inter-Library Loan) – borrow books from any participating library (nationally)
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks (on CD & Playaway)

You can use your library card for:

  • Free access to all the libraries in the Luzerne County Library System. Borrow at one library and return at another.
  • Free access to the Internet
  • Free access to databases including Mango for learning a language and Heritage Quest on-line for genealogy research.
  • The Sunday Independent – archived online database

Adult Programs

  • ESL – English as a Second Language
  • Mystery Book Club
  • Socrates Caf
  • Writers’ Critique Group

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Learning Express Library

  • Provides sample tests such as citizenship tests, college prep or GED


  • Get live homework help online

Ask Here PA

  • Contact a librarian about any topic 24/7

Power Library

  • EBSCO Host – Includes full-text access for nearly 1750 general reference publications (as far back as 1975)

Business Source Premiere – more than 2300 business research journals (as far back as 1886)

Tell Me More – Language Learning

  • Online language learning solution with the benefit of instructor-led learning

Local History Files – newspaper clippings (as far back as 1972)

Microfilm Readers / Printers

Photocopier available

Wi-Fi Access

  • Gates Lab - Additional Internet Access or Space for assisted learning, tutorials, meetings; MS Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

Kids Programs

  • Storytime Sessions – Story times for kids from birth to age five
    • Infant Storytime
    • Books & Babies
    • Toddler Storytime
    • Laptotts
    • Preschool Storytime
  • Summer Reading Program – summer reading activities