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Book Shelf


A table of resources available with a Sykesville Public Library Card, empowered by the Oil Creek Library District. These resources include e-books, information, apps, and helpful websites.


A resource library for children that includes learning materials, e-books, and beginner language resources. You may also chat with a librarian, search the children's catalog for books, movies & more.

Pennsylvania Job Resources

Discover job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. These Pennsylvania government provided resources are designed to help you find a good career, review job openings, and match you with employers.

Resource includes PA CareerLink, PA Workforce Statistics, Pennsylvania Career Guide, Education Planner, and Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor and Statistics.


OverDrive now offers Libby. If you borrow books and audiobooks from other libraries, try Libby! Libby streamlines the borrowing process and includes advanced features for your reading enjoyment.

Android App Apple App Microsoft App


POWER Teens provides online resources including full-text research e-resources, collections of photographs and documents, the statewide catalog of materials held in libraries throughout Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian.

POWER Search

Search many of the Gale e-resources available in POWER Library in one place! Find articles and information from Academic OneFile, General OneFile, InfoTrac Newsstand.


A list of e-resources available via. POWER Library.




Kovels Antiques and Collectibles, Library Edition

A resource for information on antiques & collectibles in the U.S., educating and inspiring collectors for over six decades. This website includes over 40 books and 25,000 articles, and it is updated with information weekly. A must-have, reliable information source for buying and selling antiques and collectibles.

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Freegal Music

Access over 18 million songs, including today’s top music and yesterday’s hits. Build your own playlists, listen to curated playlists, or simply enjoy an album. All ad-free!
To access your Freegal benefits, you will need your library card number and PIN to log in. Freegal works with almost all computers, tablets, and smartphones. No special software is needed. Apps are available in the Apple store, Google Play store and Amazon.

Chat With A Librarian

An opportunity for experienced librarians to help Pennsylvanians find factual answers and provide them with research guidance using POWER Library's databases and other online resources to find the most accurate answers available.

Law Depot

An extensive library of documents and legal document templates.

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Gale Courses

Access more than 350 instructor-led online courses covering everything from health to creative writing, computer programming, management, GED test preparation and much more with Gale Courses. The FREE courses run for six weeks.


Listen to stories for people of all ages by dialing a number or listening online, hosted by the Oil Creek library District. 

Call 814-914-9123!


Listen Online

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POWER Library Funding & Support Attribution

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 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Library Access funds administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.  The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

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