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.


The eBook service Freading offers 20,000 copyrighted titles from 16 publishers. 


OverDrive, Inc. is a digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. 

For any technical difficulties or updating

library card number information please visit https://frontline.overdrive.com

rb digital

OneClickdigital and Zinio have now become rb digital. Update your apps to find eBooks, Audiobooks and digital magazines all in one place!

 Music lovers can now watch the world's largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries on demand!

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 Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.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.


Mango Languages is language learning for the adventurous, the ambitious and the curious. 

Freegal Music: Library users can download five MP3s a week for free at this site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. Downloads are all in the MP3 format. This service will work with any MP3 player. Patrons can also stream music through Freegal.

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.

Gale Virtual Reference Libary

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

Gale Testing and Educational Resource Center

Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) — the online resource used by millions of people looking for help in making confident decisions that will shape their future

If you don't find a choice e-Resource here on

our website, call the Butler Area Public Library today at 724-287-1715 to see if it's available.

We would be glad to help.

The Libby app is the easiest way to get started  with digital books and audiobooks. Libby is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and WIndows 10.  

218 N. McKean Street • Butler, PA 16001 • Phone: 724-287-1715 • Fax: 724-285-5090