Library Resources

Our library staff is one of our greatest resources. Through their training and expertise, library staff are able to provide a multitude of specialized services to our community. Our professional librarians can offer detailed reference assistance in person, as well as quick reference help via phone or email. We routinely offer basic assistance in computer use, searching the library’s catalog, test proctoring, and choosing your next great read. Our Hour with a Librarian service enables you to book a librarian for an hour of personalized assistance on a variety of topics. Our carefully curated collection of reference materials includes test tutor books, car repair manuals, special interest materials, and government documents, as well as a variety of local newspapers and periodicals. For assistance in using any of our physical resources, please contact our Reference Department by calling (814) 536-5131 ext 210 or emailing

Digital Resources

The Cambria County Library offers a wealth of digital resources available for free to library cardholders. Click on any of the following resources to explore available content. Many of these databases are purchased by the library to enable free access for our users. As a result, you may need to enter your library card number in order to fully access each service. For assistance using any of the resources, please contact our Reference Department by calling (814) 536-5131 ext 210 or emailing

ABC Mouse - Home

ABCmouse is 100% educational and 100% fun, with more than 10,000 learning activities for ages 2-8+ (books, puzzles, educational games, science videos, art activities, songs) that encompass reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 2,000 STEM and 1,200 Spanish-language learning activities.

America's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including The Tribune Democrat and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device. Library Edition offers one of the most important genealogical collections available today. Its vast collection of U.S. and international documents include census, church, court, and immigration records. Search over 30,000 collections and 11 billion records spanning the 1500s–2000s.

This resource can only be accessed at Cambria County Library.


AtoZdatabases is a research and reference database ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, background searches, finding friends and relatives and much more! You’ll find profiles for over 30 million businesses and executives and over 220 million residents.



cloudLibrary is home to thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks. With your active library card, users can enjoy books on any tablet or smart device.


Learn 163 languages with 12 million interactive audio lessons with Bluebird. Lessons can be customized by occupation, age and lesson duration, and more. Use institutional code “CCLS” when creating an account.

Federal Depository Library Program

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Publications Collection provides a digitized record of the official documents published by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO).


Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

This resource can only be accessed at Cambria County Library.

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LAMP: Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians

LAMP offers a variety of accessible media types for reading disabled Pennsylvania residents of all ages, including print, audio and digital.

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. It is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, and a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Medline Plus presents high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand, in both English and Spanish. 

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MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage is a multilingual family history research database includes billions of historical documents from 48 countries, millions of historical photos, public records, indexes, and additional resources that span the past five centuries.

Pennsylvania CareerLink Cambria County -

The Cambria County Library is proud to be co-located with the PA CareerLink Cambria County. We were the first public library in Pennsylvania to offer a comprehensive CareerLink site within our building. The full services offered by the PA CareerLink and their partners are now easily accessible to anyone visiting the library. You do not need to have a library card to take advantage of the multiple career services offered from the PA CareerLink.

Pennsylvania DOT Permit Practice Test

Access a free collection of Pennsylvania Driver Permit practice tests for cars, motorcycles and commercial drivers (CDL), along with driver’s handbooks and a senior citizens’ refresher test. The practice tests offer questions about fines, limits, regulations, road signs and more, with hints and detailed explanations. You’ll also find helpful information about applying for a PA license, visiting your local DMV and how to renew your PA license.

PA Photos and Docs

PA Photos & Documents is a statewide digitization service that enables the storage and retrieval of digitized collections created by libraries and other organizations throughout Pennsylvania. The primary focus is historic, cultural, and other collections of interest to the citizens of Pennsylvania.

POWER Kids & Power Teens

POWER Kids and POWER Teens portals are also available with age-appropriate resources including books, movies and research documents.

POWER Library

POWER Library is the online portal to a statewide database of library catalogs and digital collections. You’ll find answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances and much more. Enjoy 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and more.


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 163 languages with personalized courses, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis and phrase books. Learn on your computer or mobile device with customized courses to learn what you want and how you want.

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online offers language learning, including ESL and ASL tools. Whether you’re a true language learning beginner, dusting off your old high school Spanish, or eager to tackle your tenth language—Transparent Language Online will help you get started and stick with it.

Resources & Tools

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