PA Power Library

PA Power Library for School District of Philadelphia schools

POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks.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.


If you’re not sure where (or how) to start, Let Ben Be Your Guide or Chat directly with a librarian. Experienced librarians are on hand to assist.

The School District of Philadelphia is a member of PA Power Libraries. All students have access from within any district school.

power kids Power Kids is the perfect place to begin for students in grades K-5. Reference resources, Internet safety, informational texts on any subject may be found here at reading levels appropriate for beginning and advanced readers.

Click here for access to Power Kids 


power library Access all the Power Library resources from this site. Everything available in Power Kids above, plus appropriate resources for Middle, High School and advanced students. Comprehensive research tools and sources brings the library to your fingertips

Click here for Power Library




Parents:  To access PowerLibrary resources from home, you need a valid PA Library card or you can apply for a free e-card. Click here to apply for an e-card

For more information about PowerLibrary, click here: Power Library Information