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As a part of the Butler County Federated Library System, the Evans City Public Library has a number of e-resources to meet your needs – from the comfort of your very own home.

POWER Library

POWER Library is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all available at POWER Library. 


OverDrive is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. The company provides secure management, digital rights management and download fulfillment services for the Prospect Area Library. OverDrive's catalog includes more than 2 million digital titles from more than 5,000 publishers. The company's global network includes more than 27,000 libraries and schools. OverDrive was founded in 1986 and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

POWER Kids Library

POWER Kids Library This easy-to-use, graphically appealing search interface was designed especially for grades K - 8, helping these kids search on a broad range of subjects in a professionally selected collection of age-appropriate magazine & newspaper articles. Articles are assigned a Lexile rating to indicate reading level. There are also resources for teachers. Librarians (or teachers) may supplement the pre-selected resources with additional locally selected e-resources. Kids Search searches these resources to the right:








Want to read online instead of a physical book or magazine? Libby is an eResource full of digital copies of all sorts of reading materials! The app is free to use, all you need is a connection to the internet with some sort of device, a library card and that's all! You can download your books and magazines and read them on the go such as at Edco Park or Coffee Brake, or even at Zimmerman's Icecream! You can even read while at Cook Forest! Once you are on Libby, look up your card's library and login (Example: if your card says Apollo Memorial, then you want to select that library).

Click this link to begin reading digitally through the online website: Libby

Click this link to download the app onto your device: Libby

Please, do not read while driving.


Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering a wide range of international genealogical information available online, with more than 5 billion names in thousands of collections. Ancestry Library Edition is available for in-library use at the Evans City Public Library.


1. Download the app or click the logo above.
2. Log in with your library card.
3. Instantly read, listen, and watch with your library card.

Consumer Report Logo.jpg includes Consumer Reports with Cars Best Deals Plus® to assist consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, a trusted and unbiased source of information designed to help consumers navigate the health care labyrinth.

Patrons will need to access the link through their home library and enter their patron ID.

POWER Library Chat

POWER Library Chat (formerly “Ask Here PA”), Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service, is free to all residents of Pennsylvania 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Chat is here to help you get answers to your questions, anytime and anywhere you have Internet access. Chat with a librarian who does what librarians have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.


  • American Heritage Dictionary

  • Image Collection

  • Middle Search Main Edition

  • Newspaper Source Plus

  • Primary Search Main Edition

  • Teacher Reference Center

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