Online Resources

The library subscribes to a number of online databases for more in-depth research and learning.

The following databases can only be accessed from a public internet computer located inside a New Castle County Library.

ABC Mouse

Ancestry Library Edition

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Transparent Language Online can be accessed from any device with internet access.  

*  You will need your library card number to access this resource.
*  Transparent Language Online offers instruction in 100+ languages.
*  Specialized KidSpeak instruction for children is available in multiple languages.
*   English as a Second Language instruction for speakers of 30+ native languages.
*   To get started, click here:    

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These Databases are provided by the Delaware Division of Libraries and are available from any device with internet access.

You may need a library card and PIN to access these resources.

Delaware Collection

Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture can now be explored online!


Read digital copies of magazines on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card! Choose from many popular titles for adults, teens, and kids with no holds and no limits.


Resources to assist your search for family records. Includes census, birth, marriage, death, church, military, immigration and other records.

Homework Help (via UDLib/SEARCH)

The UDLib/SEARCH program provides home access to online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias to Delaware’s K-12 students, parents, and teachers (including homeschooled students). Please contact your local school or public librarian for more information.


hoopla is a digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Download the app, sign in with your Delaware Library Card.

With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. If you use our mobile app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where Wi-Fi may be unavailable. Titles are automatically returned and removed from your device at the end of the lending period.

How to Sign up!

  1. Visit
  2. Choose “Get Started Today” to get sign-up window
  3. Fill out your information (Email, Create Password)
  4. Choose your “library” (or search for your library if not in window)
  5. Choose “Next”
  6. Enter your library Card number (account number)

Learning Express

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

MasterFile Premier

Full text for more than 2,000 magazines & general reference publications. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes reference books and biographical articles, more than 100,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flag.


Contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: children, teens and adults. Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Users can also search a series name to get a list of titles in the series.


Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more!

Incorporate In Delaware

It's now easier than ever to incorporate in Delaware. Use the resources from Global Delaware to guide you through the process. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Libraries

Global Delaware

Reference Services LibGuide

Global Delaware Training Video