Books and Resources

Online Catalog

Access the Online Catalog to search the entire collection Oil City Library has to offer.  Coming soon, you will be able to search the catalog for all items available in Venango County (Oil City Library, Cooperstown Public Library, Franklin Public Library).

Click here to access the Online Catalog

Click here to access the Kid’s Catalog

Featured Titles

Click on Featured Titles to preview a list of popular new titles, best sellers and unique lists now available for checkout.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

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.

Digital Magazines

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!

Cool Stuff

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:

Recreational Items                                                 

-WiFi Hotspots -Metal Detector    Guitar and Amp  – Fishing Poles/Tackle Boxes

Home Tools  

Thermal Leak Detector   – VoltAlert   Torque Wrench

Electricity Usage Meter   – Auto-Leveling Laser/Stud Finder

Equipment

ScanGuage II    Telescope

Ruby Handheld Magnifier    eReaders

Databases

AtoZdatabasesPremier Job Search, Reference & Mailing List Databaseincluding 30 million business & executive profiles & 220 million residents

ResumeMaker – Write impressive resumes in minutes with step-by-step guides.  Gain access to over 1,000 sample resumes and cover letters.  Transform job descriptions and receive tips!

Auto Repair Reference Center – In need of repairs to your vehicle?  Want do try and do it yourself?  Get some assistance here with complete repair manuals created by technicians.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

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.

Power Library

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.

AccessPA (ShareIT)

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.

Mango Languages

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.