eResources–General Information

1.  Access eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBook & Audiobook Catalog

Go to the catalog to search for a book or audiobook to read or listen to on your computer or other device.  You can even send ebooks to your Kindle. Sign in using your Butler County Library card.  (The pin number will be the last 4 digits of your library card number, unless you have changed it.)

You can also download the app for easy searching, reading and listening. Both apps access the same collection as the above catalog.

OverDrive – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store  The original app.

Libby – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store   Prettier and easier to use.

Don’t have a library card?  No problem!  Now through June 30, 2020, when you click Sign In, you can register for an Instant Digital Card for free, if you are a resident of Butler, Armstrong, Mercer or Lawrence county.  The card will be valid for 6 months.  After that, come to the Library to get your own physical card.

2.  24/7  Chat with a Pennsylvania Librarian–Information and Reference Assistance

Chat with a Librarian

3. POWER  LIBRARY

One of the largest suites of eResources available for community members of Pennsylvania Public Libraries — includes eBook databases, journal and magazine article databases, newspaper articles database, etc.

Pennsylvania’s POWER LIBRARY

This project (POWER LIBRARY) is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

4. Resources for Kids

TrueFlix – A short video and ebook on history, science, people and places.  Your online juvenile nonfiction collection with videos!  Brought to you by Scholastic.  Just sign in with your library card number.

PowerKids – Displays several resources for kids available from Pennsylvania’s Power Library.