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Welcome to our online library of electronic resources. These subscriptions are provided for your use. Some will require you to enter your library card number and create an account. Your PIN will be the last four digits of your library card number unless you have changed your PIN number.

Want to learn how to better utilize your Butler Area Public Library account online?

Visit our YouTube channel where you can watch handy tutorials on topics such as:

  • How to Log In to your library account

  • How to place a hold on an item

  • How to Access Libby, Overdrive, and Flipster

Click the button below to watch these videos and check back soon for more helpful tutorials on how to access library content:


Visit our YouTube channel where you can watch other videos on topics such as:

  • Genealogy

  • Arts & Crafts demonstrations

  • Children's Programs


Resource Center

The Professional Resource Center is a set of tools to help job seekers, educators, business owners, entrepreneurs, and community members who want to help Butler grow!


Visit the PRC to find links to free training and digital skills lessons, educational curricula, and many other resources. We have even recorded videos that give an overview of different resources and how to use them!

This program is presented in collaboration with Grow with Google, and is made possible by funding from the American Library Association (ALA) and Public Library Association (PLA)

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2019_TDC_Service_of_TPR_Horizontal_Logo. offers one-to-one learning solutions for students through educational institutions such as colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and public and state libraries as well as through corporations for employee benefits and workforce development. We connect learners with qualified, expert tutors online, on-demand, 24/7/361. We provide tutoring services in more than 200 academic subjects and test preparation areas in an engaging and uplifting learning environment.

One-on-One tutoring is available

3pm – 10pm, seven days/week, 361 days/year is provided by the New Castle Library District


Instantly borrow up to 6 items per month - books, audiobooks, movies and lots more - with your library card. Never any holds or queues!

Click here, or on the image, to log in.

Click here to visit Hoopla's YouTube channel for tutorials.


Hey, OverDrive app users! Have you tried the Libby app yet? It’s the newer, easier reading app from OverDrive, with lots of features we know you’ll love.

Eventually, Libby will replace the OverDrive app, so we recommend you give it a try today. You can even sync over your holds and wish lists from Overdrive, so you won't miss a thing! Learn more here in this video.

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library.

POWER LIBRARY Chat (formerly “Ask Here PA”), Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service, is free to all residents of Pennsylvania 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Chat is here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have Internet access. Chat with a librarian who does what librarians have always done best—quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.

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.

Additional e-Resources

Consumer Reports provides trusted ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. 

This CR link works for Butler Area Public Library card numbers only - if your card is through another BCFLS library, click here to access that library's website and sign in to Consumer Reports.

Driver's Permit Practice Tests Online: Find practice tests for the PA drivers permit exam, the motorcycle operator's test, the CDL practice test, as well as digital versions of the PA Driver’s Handbook, the PA Motorcycle Handbook, and the PA CDL Handbook.


Auto Repair Source lets you 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.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research.

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