Thousands of people turn to the library every day seeking a book, a job, access to the Internet, and more. Our libraries offer programs and services that educate, inform, and entertain Delawareans of all ages and interests. Learn more how you can Support South Coastal Library.
The physical library may be closed, but we have plenty of online eResources.
Some of our Delaware Library resources include:
Overdrive & Libby – Applications used to download and access eBooks and eAudiobooks on smartphones, tablets, and computers.
Flipster – Free access to digital Magazines. Read your favorite magazines from the comfort of your own home
Learning Express – Free access to practice tests, exam prep & more
Hoopla – Looking for something to read? Something to listen to? Get the Hoopla app for instant access to eBooks, movies and music with a DE Library card.
Free Wifi access in Library Parking lot areas – Libraries throughout Sussex are now serving as WiFi ‘hotspots’ to provide broadband access to the community. All users have to do is drive, pedal or walk to their local library and connect their devices to the universal ‘Library-Outdoors’ broadcast signal being beamed and advertised with signs outside 14 facilities. Users are reminded to observe appropriate social distancing while in parking lots or on nearby side streets, maintaining at least 6 feet from other patrons at all times. Internet access will be available 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until further notice. It is provided as a community service through a partnership among the Sussex County Department of Libraries, Delaware Division of Libraries, and each facility. To learn more click here.
For a complete list of Delaware eResources and to get started please click here.
Other helpful online resources:
Looking for more eBooks, databases and access to online information? Checkout these other non-DE library affiliated resources:
National Emergency Library – The Internet Archive is there to help. The Internet Archive has established the National Emergency Library designed to fill the educational and scholarly needs of displaced learners in response to the closings of libraries, schools, universities and other learning institutions. The collection encompasses books that support scholarship and learning.
Project Gutenberg – Access to over 60,000 digital eBooks for free. Please note these books are older, many are classics and are able to be digitized due to expired copyright restrictions. Read a classic today with Project Gutenberg.
NASA – Learn about the solar system with NASA. View their many at home video clips, activities and articles to start learning.
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