Access the Online Catalog to search the entire collection Oil City Library has to offer. You are able to search the catalog for all items available in Venango County (Oil City Library, Cooperstown Public Library, Franklin Public Library) or just from each individual library.
Click on Featured Titles to preview a list of popular new titles.
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from our OverDrive collection. OverDrive is the leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music and video worldwide. They deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services. Our OverDrive collection is provided through and maintained by the Oil Creek Library District.
Check out our Zinio collection that includes 50 of the most popular magazines! No loan periods so you have access forever once downloaded. Check out back issues, get notifications when new issues are available and print pages/articles right from your screen! You can also download their app called RBDigital to gain access.
Mango Languages is the most popular language-learning resource in public libraries. The software teaches real conversations in over 60 languages and makes it fun; no snooze-fests here. Mango also offers free mobile apps and learning through film.
The Library is currently in the process of diversifying the collection. Click on “Cool Stuff” for more information. Feel free to add suggestions of your own! We are working on providing recreational items, home tools and equipment. Here is a list of items currently in the mix:
-WiFi Hotspots -Metal Detector – Guitar and Amp – Fishing Poles/Tackle Boxes
– Thermal Leak Detector – VoltAlert – Torque Wrench
– Electricity Usage Meter – Auto-Leveling Laser/Stud Finder
– ScanGuage II – Telescope
– Ruby Handheld Magnifier – eReaders
AtoZdatabases – Premier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Database including 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Access for all of your reference needs. Available anytime, easy to access and search material, plus citation support and exporting capabilities! There are a wide variety of subjects including education, health/medicine, history, environment, business and much more! If prompted for a password, use pl2612
Chilton Library – Find all the answers to your car repair and maintenance needs! User name is pl2612, use your library card for the password.
Newspaper Archive – Great historical and genealogical resource. A compilation of newspapers from around the world dating back to as early as the 1600’s up to modern times. Local papers include “The Blizzard”, “The Derrick” and “Oil City Register”.
POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This 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. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all here at POWER Library. POWER Library is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC.
Can’t find what you’re looking for in our collection? Never fear, ILL is here to meet your needs! Put in a request using our online ILL Form and we’ll borrow it from another Library for you to loan.
Statewide database of library catalogs, accessible from a single website. This service enables resource sharing across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. AccessPA is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC.