As a part of the Butler County Federated Library System, the Prospect Area Library has a number of e-resources to meet your needs – from the comfort of your very own home.

Welcome to our online library of electronic resources. These subscriptions are provided for your use. Some will require you to enter your library card number and create an account. Your PIN will be the last four digits of your library card number unless you have changed your PIN number.


Check out a magazine to read on your computer or mobile device.

Flipster Getting Started Guide



Overdrive... OverDrive, Inc. is an American digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video titles. The company provides secure management, digital rights management and download fulfillment services for the Prospect Area Library. OverDrive's catalog includes more than 2 million digital titles from more than 5,000 publishers. The company's global network includes more than 27,000 libraries and schools. OverDrive was founded in 1986 and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.

POWER Library

POWER Library 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 Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.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. Repair your car. Locate a title. Explore career options. It’s all available at POWER Library. 

This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.

Digital Music


Freegal Music: Each week you can log in and download 5 songs. You can also stream 3 hours of music each day. Click on the picture to the right or download the "Freegal Music" app to sign up today using your library card number and PIN (the last four digits of your library card).

For more information on our resources, call  724-865-9718 or stop by today!


Freading: Freading is an eBook service that features 20,000 copyrighted titles from 16 publishers for you to borrow.


(formerly One Click Digital) Thousands of audiobooks, primarily adult titles, many always available without a wait. Enjoy on your computer or mobile device.

POWER Library Chat

POWER Library Chat (formerly “Ask Here PA”), Pennsylvania’s statewide live chat reference service, is free to all residents of Pennsylvania 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Chat is here to help you get answers to your questions, anytime and anywhere you have Internet access. Chat with a librarian who does what librarians have always done best — quickly getting you the accurate, unbiased information you need.

Other e-Resources


ABC Mouse: Preschool-kindergarten educational website developed especially for children ages 2 to 6 to help them build a strong foundation for future academic success.


Gale Testing and Educational Resource Center: Testing & Education Reference Center is an online resource used by millions of people looking for help in making confident decisions that will shape their future.


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is an online library of reference titles for multi-disciplinary research.


Mango Languages: Mango Languages is language learning for the adventurous, the ambitious and the curious.


TrueFLIX: Offers dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning.