Pickerington Public Library’s digital doors are always open, anytime, anywhere. Using your library card, gain free access to virtual programming, online databases, creative ideas, magazines, news sites, e-books, audiobooks, movie, music and television streaming apps, and more!

If you don’t have a library card, sign up for a library card online. Having difficulty navigating the virtual world and its tools? Connect with our tech trainers and reference librarians.


Complete research and get help with homework, get ideas for your next project, access the latest news, brush up on your professional skills, stream movies, tv and music, read the latest ebooks and tune into thousands of audiobooks. All available with your library card and the click of a button.

E-Branch Resources

Academic Search Premier

Indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles.

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder

Search by title, author, or subject, to find book levels, interest level, and Accelerated Reader points

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African American Heritage

Historical records for African American genealogy research, including birth, marriage, and death records.

Search records from the most popular online genealogy tool. In-library use only.


Ultimate free search tool to find a business, a person, a job or career. Yellow and white pages all in one!

Business Source Premier

Market research and company profiles. Includes full-text articles.


Chilton Library

Service and repair procedures and guides, including diagrams and illustrations, for vehicle maintenance and repair

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Digital access to The Cleveland Plain Dealer, including today’s paper and archival materials dating from 1989. Available from NewsBank, America’s News.

Columbus Dispatch

Digital access to The Columbus Dispatch, including today’s paper and archival materials dating from 1985. Available from NewsBank, America’s News.

Consumer Health Complete

Full text journals, magazines, and reference books that deal with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition.

Consumer Reports

Get buying guides, product reviews, ratings, and recommendations


Creativebug offers more than 1000 online videos workshops for arts and crafts, taught by artists and experts: everything from knitting to painting to jewelry-making.

Accurate, independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and natural products.

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EBSCO Newspaper Source

Reference index that provides access to information from numerous print resources.


Proprietary full text and popular databases from leading information providers.

Encyclopedia of Life

Information about life on earth – from plants to animals to micro-organisms – using text, images, maps, videos, and more.

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Explora Secondary

Find articles and facts for research papers using specific content sources such as magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film, and video.


Historical military records, including stories, photos, and personal documents.

Gale in Context | Elementary

Age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

Easy to read, actionable information about your health. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Health Information Center.

Heritage Quest

Discover your family history with city directories, U.S. Census records, and family histories

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Instructions for a variety of crafts, including popular publications and how-to videos.


Home Improvement Reference Center

Home maintenance, remodeling, and repair guides, including how-to videos.



Stream movies, television shows, music, e-books, and audiobooks to your computer and mobile devices!

Learning Express Library

Discover workplace skill-building courses and opportunities for adult learners, and homework help and college test preparation for students.


Borrow e-books and digital audiobooks using the new, simple Libby app, brought to you by OverDrive.

LinkedIn Learning

Thousands of online courses taught by industry experts, on career-related topics, including computer programming, social media, Microsoft Office, communication skills, and more.


Literary Reference Center

Full text literary journals, poems, and short stories, with plot summaries, literary criticism, and author biographies.

Medline Plus

The National Institute of Health website on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. Produced by the National Library of Medicine.

My History

Access to thousands of images, primary documents, maps and artifacts about Columbus, Ohio, with a growing collection of Pickerington-related items.

New York Times

Digital access to the New York Times, including today’s paper and archival materials dating from 1851.

Remote access requires a 72-hour access code.

NewsBank - America's News

NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and interests, including digital access to local news and information.

Northstar Online Learning

Learn and demonstrate basic computer & digital literacy skills, identify areas to improve, take assessments and earn certificates.
Basic computer skills | Internet | Email | Windows | Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Social Media | Information Literacy | Career Search Skills


Reading recommendations based on selected books, authors, and series


Ohio History Connection

An index of death records and certificates dated as early as 1867. Copies of death certificates can also be requested through this site.

Ohio Means Jobs

Build your resume and career profile, and explore careers, internships, and job postings, in this tool created by the state of Ohio.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.


Points of View Reference Center

Topics are presented with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Includes guides for writing position papers.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is a free archive of public domain e-books, readily available to download onto your device.

* Recommended

Reference Solutions

Business, consumer, and new home owner information, plus market research and company information for small business owners and job seekers.


Regional Business News

Full text for almost 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications


Sanborn Historic Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps, drawn between 1882 and 1962, of Ohio cities.

Scholastic Watch & Learn Library

Expand children’s vocabulary, comprehension, and knowledge with short nonfiction videos geared toward PreK-3rd grade students. Great for English language learners and beginning readers, too.

Science Reference Center

Full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources for multiple topics.

Small Business Reference Center

Information for start-ups, business plans, and finances and accounting


The Bureau of Labor Statistics

Market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy, provided by the United States Department of Labor.

* Recommended

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wide range of health information and news for the general public’s welfare.

* Recommended

Transparent Language

Practice your language skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities are available for dozens of languages.

TumbleBook Library

Online library of animated, talking picture books for kids


Value Line

Get the latest stock market intel, daily outlooks and summaries.

Very Short Introductions

Discover new subjects with these short introductions written by subject-matter experts.

Remote access is available to library cardholders.

Wall Street Journal

Online coverage of breaking news and current headlines from the US and around the world!



Weiss Financial Ratings Series

Ratings for stocks, mutual funds, banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Financial literacy and planning tools.

What’s Next

Finding the next book in your favorite series. From the Kent District Library.

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World Book Advanced

Encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.


World Book Kids

A version of World Book designed especially for young readers.

World Book: Spanish Language Edition

Spanish language version of World Book, containing more than 2000 articles and 600 illustrations.


Young Adult Library Services Association Bookfinder

Find books, audiobooks, and films for teens and young adults

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The library will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Our E-Branch is open 24/7 to read, watch, listen and learn.

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