ABCmouse Early Learning Academy® Early Learning Academy - a digital learning resource for children ages 2–8, with more than 10,000 Learning Activities and 850 lessons.

ABCmouse may be accessed inside the library only, using the patron’s personal device. It is available in both the Ambler branch and the main library in Blue Bell.

To get started:
- Bring your device to the library (laptop, tablet, android, iPad, etc.)
- Connect your device to the library's WiFi
- Visit in your browser
- Create an optional account and begin exploring!

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on site access only
Ambler Gazette

Browse and search issues of the Ambler Gazette Newspaper from 1894-1944 through the Wissahickon Valley Public Library’s Ambler Gazette Collection.

America's News Magazines (NewsBank)

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including Philadelphia Magazine. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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library card required

Home access has ended. To use you will need to use the library computers.

Start a family tree and search 4 billion historical records including: census & voter lists, birth, marriage & death records, military service records, immigration & travel, land ownership, maps, photographs and public member family trees. If you are just getting started, you can find instruction and webinars to help you.

Get Help using Ancestry Library Edition.

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on site access only

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

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library card required
Chat, Text or Email with a Librarian

Ask questions on any topic 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Chat online, text or email a real librarian.

Delaware Valley Consumer’s Checkbook

Find ratings of local service companies, including auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, doctors, dentists, carpet cleaners, etc.

WVPL library card required
WVPL library card required
DMV Practice Tests

Driver's Manuals and Practice Tests from

Need to study for a test to obtain the PA Driver's Permit, the PA Driver's License, the PA Motorcycle License or the PA Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?  In partnership with,  WVPL now offers the Pennsylvania driver's handbooks and multiple practice tests all in one place.   Available in English and Spanish.


Check out our NEW BingePasses! For just one borrow, you have access to an entire library of videos for seven days. We offer Great Courses, hoopla Magazines, Curiosity Stream, KidzVidz, Cuentos para niños en español, and more. Just click on the More button on mobile devices or Browse BingePasses on a desktop.

Instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies music, and more, 24/7 with your WVPL library card.

No waiting. No late fees. Always available.
one app. one tap. everything for everyone.

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WVPL library card required
Job and Career Accelerator

JOB & CAREER ACCELERATOR provides vital support for job seekers. Its comprehensive collection of online job and career-related tools delivers everything individuals need to find, prepare for, apply to, and get hired into their ideal positions.

Learning Express

Your Path to Success - Build Academic & Workplace Skills with Easy-to-Use Online Resources. Tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks and much more!

Libby by OverDrive: books, audio, video, magazines

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started. Download the Libby app to use on a tablet or smart phone. Using a computer? Start with LibbyApp in your browser.

Customized Training designed for WVPL patrons by Overdrive, the creator of Libby. Just tap the title and watch! Each video is about 1 hour long.

Getting Started with Libby

Libby Tips and Tricks Deep Dive

Libby Magazines

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Literature Criticism Online

Find biographical information on authors and literary criticism of their works for research papers.

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WVPL library card required
Mango Languages

Learn one of over 70 languages or English as a Second Language (ESL). Mango includes a translation feature that lets you translate English into one of the languages or vice versa. If you’re using a mobile device, you can download the free app.

Mango Languages Help

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PA Job Resources: CareerLink, Resume Builder & More

Job resources for Pennsylvania job seekers and employers. Includes CareerLink, PA Employment, SkillUp, Resume Builder, Workforce Statistics, Career Guide, CareerZone, Education Planner and Occupational Outlook Handbook.


Philadelphia Inquirer (Current and Historical Collections)

Want to read today's issue? Click the link below and choose Philadelphia Inquirer, 2018-Current (Image)

Browse the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1829, or read today's issue. There's a wealth of information here!

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Power Library

Allows you to search for: magazines and newspaper articles, photos, and eBooks.

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.

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Reference USA is now Data Axle Reference Solutions

Using Data Axle Reference Solutions, you can find jobs by job skills, location, and industry; find business opportunities; view historical market trends; track down addresses and phone numbers and more! Modules available are U.S. Businesses, U.S. Historical Businesses, U.S. New Business, U.S. Healthcare, U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles, U.S. New Movers and Homeowners.

Please Check the FAQ page for help using Data Axel Reference Solutions

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library card required
Today's Philadelphia Inquirer

Read today's Philadelphia Inquirer, or catch up on past news you may have missed.

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library card required

Your child can watch and listen to a large collection of animated, online story books. There is also a large collection of audio books, including ones in French and Spanish. Tumblebooks also has book related puzzles & games. 

TumbleBook Help


Sign up for weekly emails about WVPL’s newest books and movies so you can reserve them quickly. Learn about upcoming library programs.

Get started with Wowbrary

WVPL Gale Virtual Reference Collection

Research the arts, biography, education, environment, history, law, literature, medicine, nation and world, religion, science and social science, and technology through 91 reference eBooks.  Great for assignments on topics like: American History, World War I & II, Ancient Greece & Rome, the Middle Ages, Holocaust, clothing, immigration, inventors, climate change, sports biography, animal rights, drugs and alcohol, crime, and diseases.

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WVPL library card required
WVPL's Email Newsletter

Join WVPL's email list to get the latest event updates, emergency cancellations and last-minute program information. You may already be reading Wowbrary, our weekly newsletter highlighting new books, new DVDs and upcoming events, but our NEW email list is for Blue Bell & Ambler library news, including occasional last-minute additions or cancellations due to unforseen circumstances. Make sure you get both!