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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
Ancestry.com 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 must be accessed from within the library.
Temporarily available off site via the library’s catalog.
Go to cambria.sparkpa.org ,
Click on My Account and login with your barcode and Pin.
Learn about foods from around the world and throughout history, including over 2,000 state, regional, and ethnic recipes.
The A to Z Food America database is provided through grant funding. Developed resources reported in this project are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Creativebug offers online arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more with unlimited access to thousands of video classes. You can also download patterns, templates and recipes. New classes are released every day from recognized creative experts and artists.
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).
Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, offering millions of the latest job listings combined with a database of company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits, office photos and more. The information on Glassdoor is shared by those who know a company best—the employees.
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.
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 & 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 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.
TumbleMath is a collection of animated and narrated math picture books covering K-5 math concepts using stories and literature to reinforce concepts. Books are accompanied by lesson plans and thousands of quizzes created by math teachers, searchable by Common Core standards.
CSB2 STEM Ecosystem school and library access to TumbleMath is made possible by a PAsmart grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.