POWER Library


A Go-to Library for All Ages and Pursuits!

POWER Library provides a complete library when and where you need. it. Find thousands of magazines, newspapers, ebooks, images, videos. all from sources you can trust and without advertisements.  Full text articles! with Citation information!

web-button-chat-200If you get stuck, or have a quick question, the state’s online AskHerePA service will connect you with a nearby librarian for assistance.  Click on the text or logo to try it.

To use the premium subscription resources of the POWER Library from home, work or school all you need is an internet connection and your Montgomery House Library Card.
Login in using the code PL7094 + the first 4 numbers on your Montgomery House Library card.

Here are the current resources via PA Libraries for Adults, Students, and Children:

POWER Library for ADULTS

Consumer Information – Tools to help with everyday tasks.



Research Information – Tools to help with academic pursuits.

Academic Search Main Edition     


Education Information – Tools to help Librarians & Teachers





Click on Ben’s image  to visit a POWER Library webpage dedicated to serving kids. Kid-centered e-resources, chat with a librarian, kids books, movies, and more, and PA photos and images, are now presented in a single, kid-friendly site. Visit Today

    Select this link to access High School Student Research


AP Images     



Ask Here PAhttp://www.questionpoint.org/crs/servlet/org.oclc.home.TFSRedirect?virtcategory=12222
is Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service and is a free service to all residents of Pennsylvania, offering live chat reference 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

We’ll be here to help you get answers to your questions, any time and anywhere you have Internet access. Unlike other “expert” sites on the Web, there is no charge to use our service. We’ll be doing what libraries have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.


BookFLIX is a fun, new reading program that you and your child can access from home!! BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

This engaging resource for children in grades PreK-3 will help early readers develop and practice essential reading skills and introduces students to a world of knowledge and exploration.


Consumer Health Complete
The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Contains the full text for more than 250 health reference books and encyclopedias. Easily locate thousands of full-text health reports, hundreds of medical images and diagrams, hundreds of physician-generated videos on an array of topics, more than 2,000 Health Daily videos from NBC Digital Health Network, full-text consumer health pamphlets and leaflets and hundreds of animations with audio narration.

logo_contemporary_authorsContemporary Authors
A guide to current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Author biographies are included.

Interactive multimedia eBooks with audio narration teach children, teens and their parents how to stay safe on the internet. eBooks titles include: Avoiding Predators Online, Playing Games Online, Protecting Your Privacy Online, Stopping Cyber bullying, Teens Stopping Cyberbullying and Using Social Networks.

eBooks_150x75eBooks by EBSCOhost
Electronic books (eBooks) are available through this link. eBooks by EBSCOhost are full text searchable and available for use on personal computers in online formats. Over 15,000 subject based non-fiction books.

Focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.


(Library Information Science & Technology Bibliographic online resource that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports and proceedings. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced online resource covering the field of information science.

masterfile-main-editionMasterFILE Main Edition
Provides full text for magazines, trade publications and periodicals covering general interest subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Content Includes: Full text for more than 1,350 general reference resources. Full text for more than 350 reference books. Image Collection containing over 910,000 photos, maps & flags.


newspapers-source-plus Newspaper Source Plus
allows you to access news from around the world. Providing you with the latest news from the leading national (U.S.) and international news sources, Newspaper Source Plus contains over 1,000 leading full-text newspapers, providing users with access to millions of full-text articles. The database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers, including extensive cover-to-cover full text for many of the top-tier newspapers.



SIRS Discoverer

Discoverer helps students develop their research, writing, language,and computer skills. Only the best, most unique, and most relevant resources are selected for SIRS Discoverer. Now with Science Fair Explorer and Skills Discoverer.

teacher-reference-centerTeacher Reference Center
Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals. Teacher Reference Center provides many subjects for teachers needs,including: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics and Teacher Education.

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