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Databases to help with homework, download eBooks and AudioBooks, Business information, magazines, articles and much more! Most databases require a Wayne Public Library Card!

View a subject brochure (8 1/2" x 14" - Legal size) - Visit our Reader's Advisory section for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks

ABCMouse.com: (In-library Use only, visit the Main Library or Preakness Branch to use this resource.) With 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities, ABCMouse.com's award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners
(ages 2-7+) From Age of Learning, Inc. 
 

Ancestry Library Edition - (In-library Use only, visit the Main Library or Preakness Branch to use this resource.)
Provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.


Baen.com/library - Free science fiction e-books! Use inside or outside the library.


Biomedsearch.com - A free biodmedical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, a large collection of theses, disertations & other proprietary publications. Use inside or outside the library.




Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
 
Discover Local - Search for books, events and more, it even works with Alexa! Everything you need at Wayne Public Library!
  
Ebscohost Web A Suite of quality online information databases are available to users through the EBSCOhost service, with access to thousands of magazine and newpaper articles as well as literary crticisms, and much more! Access the following resources: Literary Reference center, Point of View, Business Searching Interface, Referencia Latina, Novelist K-8, Novelist, Legal Information Center, Small Business Reference Center, Explora Interface for Primary & Seconday Schools, Explora Public Library Edition and Educator's Edition, Job and Career Accelerator, Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Regional Business News, Literary Reference Center, GreenFile, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Teacher Resource Center, Business Source Elite, ERIC, Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Academic Premier, Primary Search, MasterFile Elite;(Contains Consumer Reports online), American Doctoral Dissertations, European views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, Military & Government Collection.


Freading eBooks - Wayne Library Card Required
Freading eBooks are now available at Wayne Public Library, all you need is your computer, laptop or compatible device, a Wayne Public Library Card, some tokens and an email account! You can also use this service from a home computer.

Instructions on how to use Freading


Freegal - Wayne Library Card Required
Access to Music and streaming music- Download up to 5 songs a week!

View or print out our Music & Movies Brochure

hoopla: Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. - Registration is required with your Wayne Public Library card and email address. Visit your device's App Store to download the hoopla App. You can download 8 items per month!
The following browsers are supported with this service: Micorsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari.


View or print out our Digital Downloads Brochure

View the Movies & Music Downloads Brochure


Internet Archive - The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.



JerseyClicks - New Jersey's One Stop Library Gateway to quality information. Reference USA can be found here. Wayne Library Card Required- Use inside or outside the library. 



Learning Express Library's Job & Career Accelerator & Computer Skills Learning Center - Library Card Required for access inside and outside the library. Brought to you by the State Library, a resource to obtain your career and education goals.


Literary Reference Center - Access from Ebscohost Web - Library card required when using outside the library


 Literary Index - Searchable index for Gale's' Literature Criticism series. 


Manybooks.net - Free e-books!


New Jersey Guide to Municipalities - The guide provides municipalities by county, state and regional contacts, State House of Representatives, State Senate, U.S. Congress for 2018-2019.


New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project  - The New Jersey State Library has compiled a list of historical New Jersey digitized newspapers, that are available either for free or via commercial databases.

New Jersey's Physician and Podiatrist profile website (NJ Doctor's list) - Free use inside or outside the library. Profiles were created following passage of a law that made it possible for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to give you information about the State's physicians and podiatrists. The profiles include a great deal of information collected in one place, and we hope you will find them useful.


Novelist This site is produced by EBSCOhost and can be used to find other authors and titles of fiction that might appeal to you. (Note: Accessible from inside Wayne Public Library and from home pc's to holders of valid WPL library cards. Use inside or outside the library.


PALS Plus NJ Overdrive - Wayne Library Card required. Use outside the library
Wayne Public Library - a member of Pals Plus - now offers digital audio book and ebook downloads. PALS Plus NJ Overdrive – our new online service -- allows you to check out and download digital audio books and eBooks and magazines anytime, anywhere. Digital audio books are downloadable versions of audio books, similar to what you might find in cassette or CD format. These digital books can be downloaded to your computer and used offline. Some can be transferred to compatible MP3 players, or even burned to CD. Best of all, digital books are automatically returned, so there are never late fees or trips to the library. eBooks are books but in a digital form and can be read on a computer or transferred to one of the many compatible eBook readers listed on the website.


ProJect Gutenberg - Access to Free E-books & digital audiobooks!


RBDigital (formerly Zinio) - Library card required use inside or outside the library with the RBDigital App!


View the Digital  Downloads Brochure

RBdigital magazines a revolutionary digital service made possible by the PALSPlus Libraries! RBdigital (formerly Zinio) features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile-app download. Patrons are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for their favorite magazines, patrons never miss an issue!

Sign up today! All you need is your library card (from a Pals Plus Library), a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now.



Ready to Work New Jersey - Unemployed and Ready to Work? We are please to announce that the New Jersey Community College Consortium has been awarded the Ready to Work Grant. This grant is designed to help long-term unemployed workers rapidly return to work at NO COST to them!


Record Archives - For use inside library only.  Please contact the reference desk for assistance if you are outside the library. 973-694-4272 Ext. 5401 or 5403. 
The Record archives database provides library users with a comprehensive source for current events and archival information for North Jersey. Available publications include Executive, Family, AIM Jefferson. L'Chaim, Neighbor News Boonton, Parsippany Life, Suburban Trends, The Gazette Hawthorne and the Bergen and Passaic County editions of the Record. For assistance inquire at the reference desk.


Reference USA provided by the New Jersey State Library via JerseyClicks.org - Must live in New Jersey to Access - **See these instructions before use.
Find in-depth company profiles on 3 million international companies, including key executives and detailed financial information. Great for research on large companies and their foreign parents and subsidiaries. 


Rosetta Stone Languages - Level 1 - Access provided by the NJ State Library - Library card required.


This Is Who We Were: 1910s
This is Who We Were: In the 1910s explores American life in the 1910s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
(Available online access until September 2019)


This Is Who We Were: 1920s
This is Who We Were: In the 1920s explores American life in the 1920s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
(Available online access until September 2019)


This Is Who We Were: 1940s
This is Who We Were: In the 1940s explores American life in the 1940s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
(Available online access until September 2019)


This Is Who We Were: 1950s
This is Who We Were: In the 1950s explores American life in the 1950s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
(Available online access until September 2019)


This Is Who We Were: 1960s
This is Who We Were: In the 1960s explores American life in the 1960s. This new series is sure to be of value as both a serious research tool for students of American history as well as an intriguing climb up America's family tree. The richly-illustrated text provides an interesting way to study a truly unique time in American history.
(Available online access until September 2019)


The Value of a Dollar: 1860-2014
This fifth edition of the highly successful The Value of a Dollar records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present, along with facts about investment options and income opportunities.
(Available online access until September 2019)

Wayne-ChekIt
Have a smartphone or tablet? Get the Wayne Public Library Catalog at your fingertips! Download Wayne Chek-IT!
Wayne-ChekIt , the mobile app for Wayne Public Library, lets you locate and search your library catalog wherever you are. If you are a library card holder of the Wayne Public Library, you can locate books, movies, music, place holds, renew your account and more with easy search features designed for Mobile devices. Your library at your finger tips! **Note: It is necessary to enable Location Services in the Settings of your mobile device.


Wayne Discussion Blog - The Wayne Public Library of Wayne, NJ is the owner of the Wayne Discussion Blog. The purpose of this blog is to facilitate discussion of selected book titles and other library materials, for entertainment, enlightenment and educational purposes.