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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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 Overdrive, Flipster, Freegal, Freading

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:

  • Help with Genealogy

  • Arts & Crafts demonstrations


Check back soon for more helpful videos and tutorials.

Click the photo to visit Freading

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

Click the photo to visit OverDrive

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

If you are new to OverDrive click the button below to watch a tutorial on how to download and use the app.

For any technical difficulties or updating

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


Hooray, for Hoopla!

Let's make some noise for the new app with the funny name. Now you can download up to 4 items per month - current movies and lots more - with your library card, from the convenience and safety of your home.

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

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


Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine distribution service which lets users access their favorite magazines from a variety of publishers through their local libraries.  This link only works with a Butler Area Public Library card.  If you have a card from another Butler County library, check their website for access.

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. 

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.

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.

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

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