Visit the library to use our subscriptions to Ancestry (Library Edition) and Consumer Reports.
Manlius Library patrons have access to a huge variety of quality databases through the Onondaga County Public Library System. Click here to see the full index of databases, and see below for highlighted resources:
Books & Literature
An online magazine for booklovers – including reviews, previews, “behind the book” backstories, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.
Database covering more than 120,000 adult, teen and children’s fiction and non-fiction titles. Provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, hundreds of theme-oriented book lists for readers at all grade levels, award-winning and recommended titles, read-alikes, book reviews and much more.
New York State Newspapers:
Full-text articles from a collection of New York State newspapers including the Syracuse Post Standard (1996-current). To search the Buffalo News and Albany Times Union, use the Newsbank database. To search the New York Times use InfoTrac Newsstand database.
A comprehensive news collection ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos.
A searchable archive of digital images from US and international newspapers. Coverage includes more than 750 cities and over 2000 newspaper titles. Included in the collection is a searchable archive of Syracuse newspapers from 1857 forward. This collection includes full text and images of newspaper pages. Please note: The years and dates available are incomplete.
Access full text articles from more than 1000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading international titles. Search articles by title, headline, date, author or newspaper section.
Over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.
Britannica Academic Edition:
An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context:
Provides overviews, pro/con essays, articles from reference books, newspapers, and magazines, and links to websites, podcasts and videos on over 5,000 topics. Supports NYS Common Core.
A business and consumer research tool to use for quick lookups or creating customized lists. Includes listings for more than 14 million U.S. business, 4 million new businesses, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, more than 800,000 U.S. physicians and dentists and 210 million U.S. residences.
Test Prep & Professional Development
Driving Education Practice:
State-specific practice exams, including motorcycle and CDL variations.
Learning Express Library is an online learning resource for academic and career test preparation, and reading, writing, math, and science basic skills improvement with practice tests, courses and downloadable ebooks in PDF format. New test preparation tools enable users to select viewing answers during testing or at the end, after scoring. Practice in untimed or timed modes.
Lynda.com is an extensive collection of award-winning online courses and video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills. Achieve your personal and professional goals. Courses are taught by recognized industry experts. Learn what you want, when you want, from our entire library. Build custom playlists to organize courses you want to watch. Watch courses on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Switch back and forth without ever losing your place.
Reading ebooks is a great alternative to scrolling through social media in your downtime! You can find ebooks on any subject, from bestsellers to cookbooks, and read them in an internet browser, on e-readers, on tablets, or on your phone. There are ebooks for patrons of all ages, so you can load up on picture books and chapter books for your next family trip.
Most platforms offer options to change settings, so you can read your ebooks without a glare or with light text on a dark background, which is easier on your eyes. These platforms also allow you to make curated lists of favorites, so you can keep on top of your virtual to-be-read bookshelf.
Biblioboard lets you access dynamic content on your smartphones, tablets and PCs, with no holds, no waiting, and no limits. Biblioboard, which offers the self-publishing tool Pressbooks, has an especially strong collection of works by indie authors.
Instantly borrow and read ebooks from the hoopla app. Not only does hoopla have popular and bestselling books available without holds, it has high-quality graphic novels and comics.
Check out popular ebooks and read on any device, including Amazon Kindles. In the OverDrive app or the Libby app (from OverDrive), you can place holds and borrow thousands of ebooks.
Improve your commute and make your next long drive more entertaining with e-audiobooks. Install hoopla, Overdrive, or Overdrive’s Libby app on your phone to access free audiobooks through the library. Download the audiobooks onto your phone via WiFi ahead of time or stream directly through cell service. Connect your phone to your car’s sound system via auxiliary cord, Bluetooth technology, or FM transmitter. These digital items will automatically return so there are no late fees.
Hoopla, a platform from Midwest Tape, has content from major publishers including Blackstone Audio, Hachette Book Group, Harper Collins, Macmillan Audio, Simon & Schuster, and many others.
These audiobooks are available instantly and without holds, so patrons can listen to the same popular items simultaneously. Card holders are limited to 6 checkouts per month.
Manlius card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to get started.
Any OCPL card can access OverDrive and through most devices, including iOS, Android, and Kindle e-readers. Install either the OverDrive app or the Libby app, also from OverDrive.
Manlius Libary is proud to offer magazines through rbDigital. Get popular emagazines on your device with no waiting, no holds, no limits! Create a new account and log in with your library card here. Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers. Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
Titles on rbDigital include: Us Weekly, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, inTouch, National Geographic, Food Network Magazine, HGTV Magazine, ESPN The Magazine, and Women’s Health.
OCPL cardholders also have access to e-magazines through OverDrive, also accessible through the Libby app.
Movies & TV
Manlius Library cardholders have access to Kanopy, a video-streaming service with no holds, no waiting, and access to over 30,000 films, including titles from the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, PBS, and First Run Features. Kanopy includes an app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, and Roku.
Kanopy is also compatible for hearing- (with captions and transcripts) and visually-impaired patrons (compatible with technologies such as JAWS). Kanopy is free for users with a library card; all users need to do to get started streaming films is to visit here.
Hoopla has television shows and movies with no waiting or holds; you can watch instantly and multiple times within a 72 hour period once you borrow a video. Each library card is limited to 6 checkouts per month.
Manlius card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of artists of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
The OverDrive collection available through OCPL offers streaming videos including the Great Courses series and movies for all ages.