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ABC-CLIO Health and Wellness Issues

Enables students to better understand the health and wellness issues affecting them, their peers, and our greater society through a multitude of authoritative reference entries and expert perspective essays. Click here to access Health and Wellness Issues.


Beanstack is the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local library’s reading programs, so you’ll get credit for every minute and every page. We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. Your account and your reading history is always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in! Click here to access Beanstack.


Boundless provides access to popular and bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks. The collection includes tons of titles for adults, teens, and children. Titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period, and there are no late fees. Access online or through the app! Formerly known as Axis360. Click here to access Boundless.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs – whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. Their Adult Learning Center contains a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more! They also offer a Foreign Language Lab with Spanish Speaking Support. Click here to access Brainfuse HelpNow.

Comics Plus

Comics Plus® will provide you with unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, manga, and picture books. Explore a diverse selection of new and backlist titles from ABDO, Andrews McMeel, BOOM! Studios, Capstone, Cherry Lake, Dark Horse, Europe Comics, Fantagraphics, Humanoids, Image Comics, Kodansha, Lerner, Manga Classics, Oni Press, Papercutz, Tokyopop, TOON Books, UDON Entertainment, Yen Press, and dozens more. Click here to access Comics Plus.


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, ebooks and discovery service for academic libraries, public libraries, corporations, schools, government and medical institutions. Click here to access EBSCO Host.


ELibrary NJ is a collection of ebooks and eAudiobooks avalible with your library card! Thousands of books are avalible to read instantly on your PC or mobile device. Download the Libby app to access on your phone. Click here to access eLibraryNJ.

Explora Primary School

The new Explora experience for schools and public libraries ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, achieve their professional goals and satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Click here to access Explora Primary School.

Fiero Code

Fiero Code is a self-paced learn-to-code software for kids ages 8-18. Through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects, this high-impact educational e-resource prepares the youth in your library community for jobs and provides meaningful life skills such as critical thinking and problem solving. Click here to access Fiero Code.


Freading provides access to thousands of eBooks from a number of different genres. Search for fiction in the areas of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. You can also find books on a range of nonfiction subjects including religion, self-improvement, history, and more! Freading is compatible with most major eReading devices. Click here to access Freading.


Freegal® Music is a free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number Freegal® Music offers access to about 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. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Click here to access Freegal.


Hoopla is a streaming service that lets you instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies & TV – 24/7 and free with your library card. Items are always available, so there’s no waiting! Items can be streamed or downloaded on a computer, Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire or Chromecast device. Click here to access Hoopla.

Learning Express – High School Students

Learning Express offers skill-building resources for classroom and homework success. Click here to access Learning Express – High School Students.

Learning Express – Prepare for College

Get ready to achieve your college goals. Click here to access Learning Express – Prepare for College.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. Click here to access Literary Reference Center.


LOTE4Kids allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. Library members can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages, together with English translations. Click here to access LOTE4Kids.

MiddleSearch Plus

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 150 popular, middle school magazines. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 200 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Click here to access MiddleSearch Plus.

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 is your solution for integrating fiction across the curriculum. With a fun and intuitive interface, and extensive proprietary content, NoveList K-8 will be the resource you and your young readers turn to when looking for the next book to read. Click here to access Novelist K-8.

Peterson’s Test and Career Prep

Search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers. Click here to access Peterson’s Test and Career Prep.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View References Center contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Click here to access Points of View Reference Center.

Primary Search

Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children’s rooms, contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Click here to access Primary Search.

World Book Online

World Book Online contains resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Click here to access World Book Online.