close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Online Resources

eBooks & eAudiobooks
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and music
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and musicSkip the wait list! Music, TV shows, movies, eBooks and audiobooks on hoopla are immediately available, and will automatically return when the lending period is over. No renewals, no late fees.

CRCPL cardholders may check out 15 instantly-available items per month, and have 5 “Flex” borrows available at all times. Just turn one Flex title back in to check out another. Holds expire in 72 hours. Items return automatically after the following specified time frame: Audiobooks: 21 days / eBooks: 21 days / Movies and TV shows: 3 days / Music: 7 days

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
Ohio Digital Library - eBooks & eAudiobooks
Ohio Digital Library - eBooks & eAudiobooksBorrow free eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines for your Kindle, NOOK, iPad, iPhone, Android, or other device from a digital consortium of Ohio libraries. Users may check out 20 items at a time, except for magazines, which are immediately available and do not count against your checkout limit. Users may place up to 30 holds at a time. Download the Libby app below to connect with the Ohio Digital Library from your smartphone.

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
Magazines from the Ohio Digital Library
Magazines in the Ohio Digital Library are immediately available and do not count against your checkout limit.
ComicsPlus - Digital comics, graphic novels, and manga
ComicsPlus - Digital comics, graphic novels, and mangaComics Plus powered by LibraryPass is a digital platform offering instant access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels and manga. Comics Plus can be accessed on a PC, tablet, smartphone, and other web-enabled devices.

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
History & Genealogy
African American Heritage
ProQuest African American Heritage is a groundbreaking resource devoted exclusively to African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
Ancestry Online
Discover your family history and start your family tree. Try free and access billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.
Fold3 Military Records
Fold3 features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and other international records.
HeritageQuest
HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.
Newspaper Archive
Newspaper ArchiveExplore your family history and discover key historical events with NewspaperArchive.com, one of the world’s largest online newspaper archives.
Ohio Death Record Index Search
A service of the Ohio History Connection, the Ohio Death Record Index contains Ohio Department of Health death certificates from 1913-1944 and 1954-1963; Ohio Department of Health stillborn death certificates from 1913-1935 and 1942-1953; and Columbus Board of Health death certificates from 1904-1908.
Ohio History Central
Ohio History Central is an evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory, and history. Ohio History Central is perfect for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio! Ohio History Central was researched and written by staff at the Ohio History Connection.
Ohio Obituary Index
Ohio Obituary IndexAn index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are a valuable resource for genealogists, historians, urban planners, teachers or anyone with a personal connection to a community, street or building. The maps depict more than 12,000 American towns and cities.
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
Established in 2000, Ohio Memory is the collaborative statewide digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio. On this free website, you can explore digital content from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg, the oldest existing digital library, is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, in order to encourage the creation and distribution of the eBook format. Most of the items in the collection are the full texts of public domain books. The project tries to make these as free as possible, in long-lasting, open formats that can be used on almost any computer.
Education & Research
Gale Courses
Gale CoursesGale Courses is an online learning platform that offers access to hundreds of instructor-led online courses covering everything from health and wellness to creative writing, computer programming, GED test preparation and much more. Courses run for 6 weeks, with new sessions starting each month. Dedicated professional instructors coordinate every course by pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions. Certificates of completion are awarded for many courses. If the course you choose has a software requirement, and you need access to that software, please schedule a Tech Tutoring session to see if we are able to download the software on a library computer that you can use.
LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Provided by the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) through the Ohio Web Library, Ohio library cardholders have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts – more than 5,700 courses and 255,000 video tutorials across mobile and desktop.
Literary Reference Center
This rich, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timelines.
Northstar Digital Learning Assessments
Northstar Digital Learning AssessmentsNorthstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology in Daily Life.
Ohio Means Jobs Online Job Assessments and Training
Ohio Means Jobs’ LearningExpress platform provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources—including interactive tutorials, practice exams, flashcards, articles and e-books—for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement.
Ohio Web Library
Ohio Web LibraryDIY and how-to guides, homework help, and continuous learning. The Ohio Web Library is a collection of over 280 online databases, provided by Libraries Connect Ohio, which is composed of four major Ohio library networks — OPLIN, OhioLINK, INFOhio, and the State Library of Ohio.
Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, Oxford Research Encyclopedias provides up-to-date, comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.
Transparent Language
Offering instruction in 104 languages, Transparent Language Online is a top language-learning program for self-directed learners.
Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions from Oxford University Press offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides provocative – yet always balanced and complete – discussions of the central issues in a given topic.
Kids & Students
ABC Mouse AT-HOME ACCESS
ABC Mouse AT-HOME ACCESSABCmouse is a fun, educational platform with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas (reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music)—including more than 1,200 learning activities in Spanish.

Use this link for AT-HOME ACCESS. Parent must create parent account with email address, and up to three children can be added per account. You must be logged in to use this version of ABCmouse.
ABC Mouse IN-LIBRARY USE
ABC Mouse IN-LIBRARY USEABCmouse is a fun, educational platform with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas (reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music)—including more than 1,200 learning activities in Spanish.

Use this link for IN-LIBRARY USE. No account creation necessary. Progress will not be saved.
CRCPL Kid Zone & Catalog
The Kid Zone is your one-stop portal to children’s digital library resources. See new children’s books added to the collection, access the Ohio Digital Library for kids, and more.
Explora
Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.
Gale in Context: Elementary
Gale in Context: Elementary is an easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.
Kids' Reading Room (eBooks)
A curated children’s collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks brought to you by the Ohio Digital Library.
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic KidsFind amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more.
The Reading Room
Search the library catalog for children’s books by Accelerated Reader or Lexile Framework reading levels.
Teen Reading Room (eBooks)
A curated teens’ collection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks brought to you by the Ohio Digital Library.
World Book Online
Includes access to eight World Book products: Early World of Learning, World Book Kids, World Book Student, World Book Advanced, World Book Timelines, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos, Gran Hispanica, and L’Encyclopedie Decouverte.
Film & TV
Kanopy - Documentaries, Indie Films, and the Great Courses
Kanopy - Documentaries, Indie Films, and the Great CoursesKanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers. Patrons may check out up to 15 titles per month, with 2 of those titles being Great Courses. Kanopy also includes unlimited access to Kanopy Kids, a collection of movies and shows for kids only available in public libraries.

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and music
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and musicSkip the wait list! Music, TV shows, movies, eBooks and audiobooks on hoopla are immediately available, and will automatically return when the lending period is over. No renewals, no late fees.

CRCPL cardholders may check out 15 instantly-available items per month, and have 5 “Flex” borrows available at all times. Just turn one Flex title back in to check out another. Holds expire in 72 hours. Items return automatically after the following specified time frame: Audiobooks: 21 days / eBooks: 21 days / Movies and TV shows: 3 days / Music: 7 days

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
Music
Freegal - Free downloads and streaming
Freegal - Free downloads and streamingGet three free songs per week (yours to keep!), and stream five hours of music each day from your compatible device. Freegal offers access to 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
ArtistWorks - Video instruction
ArtistWorks - Video instructionOnline music and art lessons for vocals, scratching, drawing, and instruments, including guitar, harmonica, piano, percussion and more! On-the-go learning from accomplished Grammy- and award-winning professors. Beginning and intermediate instruction courses suitable for both youth and adults. To access, download the Libby app, select the Ohio Digital Library, and visit the “Extras” tab.
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and music
hoopla - eBooks, eAudiobooks, film, TV, and musicSkip the wait list! Music, TV shows, movies, eBooks and audiobooks on hoopla are immediately available, and will automatically return when the lending period is over. No renewals, no late fees.

CRCPL cardholders may check out 15 instantly-available items per month, and have 5 “Flex” borrows available at all times. Just turn one Flex title back in to check out another. Holds expire in 72 hours. Items return automatically after the following specified time frame: Audiobooks: 21 days / eBooks: 21 days / Movies and TV shows: 3 days / Music: 7 days

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
DIY, Arts & Crafts
Chilton Auto Repair Library
Chilton represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make, and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Chilton gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
Computer Source
Computer Source contains nearly 300 full text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full text technical journals and full text consumer computer titles.
Creativebug
CreativebugThis fun and exciting arts and crafts database delivers expert instruction and inspiration straight to your favorite device so you can learn at your own pace – anytime and anywhere. Enjoy on-demand access to over 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels. Techniques include drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.

Download app for iOS
Download app for Android
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.
Home Improvement Reference Center
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.
Health & Wellness
Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).
Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.
Medline Plus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Business, Career & Law
Cypress Resume Creator
Cypress Resume CreatorCypress Resume is an online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps.
NuWav Legal Documents
NuWav Legal DocumentsNUWAV Legal Documents provides Ohio-specific legal documents that meet the needs of the everyday citizen. Easily compose documents in categories like Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, Divorce and much more. The Divorce Interview feature guides you step-by-step through the process, saving time and money.
Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project
The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project is aimed at enhancing and expediting the process by which people apply for clemency under Ohio’s laws. The Project seeks to reduce challenges surrounding a clemency application in Ohio for people meeting certain criteria who show that they have been rehabilitated and have contributed positively to their communities.
Ohio Legal Help
Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools, and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.
Ohio Means Jobs
A one-stop-shop for employers, job seekers, and those seeking job development. Job seekers can create an employment plan, save jobs, build a resume, and more.
Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

  

For all digital resources, log in with your library card number, which is located on the back of your card. If you have a temporary ID number from registering for a card online, log in with that. Your PIN is the password.

If you do not know your library card number or PIN, or have trouble logging in or connecting to one of our resources, call the library at 740-702-4145 and we will be happy to help.


Library Online Resources Pamphlet

Browse this pamphlet to find out which resources have apps you can download and which resources are available in a web browser.


SEO Libraries App

Download our app to manage your library account:

SEO Libraries App for Android

SEO Libraries App for iOS (Apple)

  • Account access: Search the catalog, view your checkouts, renew materials, and manage holds.
  • hoopla and Ohio Digital Library integration: Search for digital titles in the same catalog as physical materials, and link directly to them.
  • Linked accounts: Family members can link their accounts on the app to easily manage multiple accounts.
  • Library card: With the digital barcode feature, your smartphone becomes your library card.