Featured Databases and Websites


Philadelphia Inquirer Image Edition (via NewsBank). Scanned copies of the complete issues, including advertisements, classified, obituaries, etc.  Search entire issue or current page; export features include citation format, print, e-mail, and download. Coverage includes: 1829 to 1922 - images, 1981 to current - text only, January 2018 to current - images.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus: Find reading recommendations including reviews, lists, articles, and more. Use NoveList to find read-alikes in both fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages. NoveList also has series information, award winners, best-of lists, top ten lists, and much more!


SEPTASoutheastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Serving Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties. Click on the link to access bus, regional rail, and trolley schedules. You can also check on the status of bus and train service on each route.

What is Included in the Databases?
The Chester County Library System (CCLS) provides access to over 30 Electronic Resources covering everything from Car Repair to Genealogy, from a Business Directory to a Language Learning Resource. They also range from searchable indexes with full-text of journal articles or newspaper articles to learning tools, from animated children’s books to complete reference books.

The Pennsylvania Department of Education through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries provides a suite of electronic resources to public libraries and school libraries called the POWER Library. The Chester County Library System, through state funding, provides the remaining resources. Most of the databases are available remotely with the use of a Chester County Library System library card. Here's how you can get one.

Check this page often for highlighted databases or to learn about new feaures of the existing ones. Also check out the complete list, by name or subject.