Free E-Resources

Your DCLS library card provides access to a wide variety of free online e-resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can search the catalog, access databases, download eBooks and audiobooks, and read magazines online. See the links below.

Landsdowne Public Library - DLCS Library Card


Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines—all for free with your library card.

Delaware County Library

E-resources like eBooks, audiobooks, and the POWER Library provide superior research materials not found online.


Free streaming of movies, music, eBooks, and eAudiobooks.

Homework Help

Encyclopedias & General Reference

Each article at this site is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps. Interesting Today in History facts are also included on the main page.

Select a country to find information about its geography, people, economy, government and more. Maintained by the CIA.

Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution site contains all sorts of information on the Smithsonian’s museums, exhibits, programs, staff and other resources.

In addition to easy reference to everything you could ever want to know about the Smithsonian, this site hosts the Encyclopedia Smithsonian, a collection of excellent online exhibits based on several of the Smithsonian’s real-world exhibitions.


It’s as easy a Google, but better! Also, automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.

Internet Public Library – Teen Division​

From the Univ. of Michigan School of Information. Many links for help with term papers, ideas for what to read; and questions about health and sexuality, money and work, career paths, sports, issues and conflicts.

Maps & Atlases

Color Landform Atlas of the United States

This site provides shaded relief maps showing landforms of each U.S. state. Also includes satellite views of 48 states and maps from 1895.

National Geographic MapMarker Interactive

Maintained by National Geographic, this site provides interactive maps. Also provided are atlas, street and historical maps, as well as other information.

Writing Tools

American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language

Look up words online in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s American Heritage® Dictionary.

Roget’s Thesaurus

This classic thesaurus is invaluable when you’re looking for a synonym.