Consumer Reports- Consumer Reports Online is now available through Erie-Crawford District Library services. If asked for a Patron ID, please enter your POWER code from the blue sticker on your library card.
ePrep- Practice the SAT, ACT, PSAT and more, under timed conditions online grading and video review to improve skills.
GALE Literature Criticism Online- GALE Literature Criticism Online represents a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres presented as digitized pdfs and reader versions of full text and excerpts. Download, print and email article features are available, as well as citations and translations into multiple languages. ECPL/Public Libraries of Erie County resource ~ Library card required – Also available to Crawford County residents.
NewsBank- Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including The Meadville Tribune. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
POWER Library- All of the CCFLS libraries offer the POWER Library, a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library.
The POWER library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You will find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults. Search for articles in magazines, journals, and encyclopedia. Find images for school projects. Locate repair information to fix your car. Get informed about medical issues.
To connect to the POWER Library, visit your library’s webpage (links are on the menu above) and click on the POWER Library logo. You will need to log in with your library’s POWER Code plus your library card number. The POWER Code can be found on your library card; if it’s not there, ask your librarian for one next time you visit your library.
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.
RBdigital magazines- Access to hundreds of current magazines and back issues. Create an account using your library card number and access magazines through either this website or the RBdigital app on your device.
Testing & Education Reference Center- TERC – the Testing & Education Reference Center offers test preparation & practice exams for high school, college entrance, professional certification and licensing, military, and civil service. Peterson’s ebooks are available as well as tools for Career Assessment, a Resume Builder and the Virtual Careers Library. ECPL/Public Libraries of Erie County resource ~ Library card required – Also available to Crawford County residents.
Universal Class- Over 500 online continuing education courses are now available through our website!
These video based courses are for patrons interested in personal or professional growth. As a student, you can sign up for 5 classes at a time & can learn on your own time at your own pace. There is a wide range of subjects which are offered from expert instructors giving continual feedback. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be earned on selected courses.