Berks County Public Libraries


Online Countywide Catalog
Find books, music, movies, audio books and more in our countywide online catalog. From the catalog, you can place a hold on an item and have most items reserved for pickup at whichever member library you prefer.
Pennsylvania Electronic Catalog
Search across Pennsylvania libraries for books, movies and more.
Databases - Power Library
Find articles from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. Plus AP Images photo archive, and Chat with a librarian.
eMagazines (from Zinio)
Download digital magazines to your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8, Blackberry suite of tablets, Kindle Fire/Kindle Fire HD. Read the magazines that matter and the stories that shape history.
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eAudiobooks (from OneClickdigital)
Check out and download e-audiobooks to any device. Over 200 e-audiobooks are available.
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eBooks (from Overdrive)
Download e-books, e-audiobooks, and children's video to your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Also view streaming videos online.
A nationwide compendium of business and residential listings, with company profile information available on most business listings.
ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2's collections.
Ask Here PA
Ask Here PA is designed to provide fast answers to your questions (24 hours a day - 7 days a week), using information found on the Internet and in proprietary databases funded by libraries. In most cases, Ask Here PA Librarians will provide an answer online in 15 minutes or less! If your question involves lengthy research, we'll get you started and/or provide a referral for you or your question. Library Edition
Genealogy database offering hundreds of resources on researching one’s family history, including such items as federal census records, passenger ship manifests, and other documents. Access to this database is restricted to library use only (no remote access).
Morningstar Investment Research Center is the ideal investing resource for collecting financial information, getting reliable portfolio analysis, learning about investment options, and reading up on the most up-to-date financial news commentary.
Reading Eagle Archives
A research tool which enables the user to search the entire text of the Reading Eagle newspaper from October of 1989 to the present. This database is not available for home access and may be utilized only at the Main Library of the Reading Public Library. However, through Google’s Archives, you can search many issues of the Eagle from 1868 through 2008 from anywhere.
Testing & Education Reference Center
Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
Value Line
The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased investment research and data. It offers financial measures for over 6,000 stocks, 18,000 mutual funds, 200,000 options, and other securities. Also included are expert analysis, insightful commentaries, and a sophisticated performance ranks and ratings system. Click here for home access.