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Resources by Category

1. Automotive & Hobby
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Includes repair information, technical bulletins, wiring diagrams, and specifications for car and trucks.
Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering vehicles of the past 30 years.
Fine tune your craft— or start a new one Craftsy includes more than 140 hours of step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts like baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, sewing, and more.
Watch thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Practice tests for the learner’s permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.
Great Courses — the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.
Learn It Live is a social learning platform based around real-time sessions. Specializing in holistic health, wellness, and personal development education, Learn It Live is used for live and on-demand classes in over 70 countries.
Research and discover the value of your antiques.
Universal Class is the premier service for both continuing education and learning for fun. Choose from over 500 courses ranging from accounting and dog training to web development. Classes are self-paced and instructor led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.
2. Business, Legal & Finance
Resume help, Career guides, Live job interviewing coaches, and more.
An organization that works with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.
Powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
How-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and more.
Investment resources, stocks, funds, financial advice.
Legal forms for business, contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, and divorce.
Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people!
Westlaw Patron Access is an online legal research service designed especially for patron use. Information includes primary materials from federal and state courts, legal forms, 24-hour help hotline, and more. Limited to 3 users at a time.
Good news travels fast! Get the latest coverage of business, politics, entertainment, sports and more with complimentary access to WSJ.com, The Wall Street Journal’s online news source on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
3. History & Genealogy
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.
For genealogists of all experience levels; includes several hundred online databases.
Search over 10 billion genealogical records and discover your family history.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
An essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
The Internet Archives hosts some of Porter County Public Library System’s genealogical digital content. View select yearbook collections from Porter County, Indiana, various contracts, books, and other items of historical significance.
Search newspapers for historical and genealogical information.
4. Lifelong Learning
Fine tune your craft— or start a new one Craftsy includes more than 140 hours of step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts like baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, sewing, and more.
Watch thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Great Courses — the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.
How-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and more.
Learn It Live is a social learning platform based around real-time sessions. Specializing in holistic health, wellness, and personal development education, Learn It Live is used for live and on-demand classes in over 70 countries.
Learn one of these 70 languages with this simple language and culture learning tool.
Universal Class is the premier service for both continuing education and learning for fun. Choose from over 500 courses ranging from accounting and dog training to web development. Classes are self-paced and instructor led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.
5. Read, Watch, & Listen
Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from your library on your computer, tablet, or mobile device today!
Through Beanstack, the library offers reading challenges such as our Summer Reading Program and 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Readers can participate through the easy-to-use app or website.
Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and, if your library requires it, a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.
Stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world. Explore thought-provoking, well-known and undiscovered content. IndieFlix works directly with young up-and-coming filmmakers from all walks of life to seasoned professionals paying them for every minute watched.
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.
Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.
Articles and news on World, Business, Food, Tech, Sports, Arts, Politics, and much more.
Access ready-to-use tutorials for common library services such as Overdrive, Libby and Axis-360.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
Are you ready to take your library with you wherever you go? Now you can!
Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Qello Concerts transforms your connected devices into the ultimate live music concert film experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!
Children's books on the go!
The newest items at our library.
6. Students & Learning
Browse the world’s most comprehensive source of country and cultural information with interactive maps.
Live Tutoring, Test Prep, Writing Assistance, and more. Free online training for patrons of all ages.
Resume help, Career guides, Live job interviewing coaches, and more.
Practice tests for the learner’s permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.
Great Courses — the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.
How-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and more.
Browse Indiana’s Virtual Online Library of academic databases and other information resources.
Learn It Live is a social learning platform based around real-time sessions. Specializing in holistic health, wellness, and personal development education, Learn It Live is used for live and on-demand classes in over 70 countries.
Learn one of these 70 languages with this simple language and culture learning tool.
ACTÂź and SATÂź test prep solutions that are proven to raise scores! Tutoring, classes, and practice tests.
Universal Class is the premier service for both continuing education and learning for fun. Choose from over 500 courses ranging from accounting and dog training to web development. Classes are self-paced and instructor led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.
World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.
7. All Digital Resources
Browse the world’s most comprehensive source of country and cultural information with interactive maps.
Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, African-American History offers a fresh way to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.
Comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information. Includes repair information, technical bulletins, wiring diagrams, and specifications for car and trucks.
For genealogists of all experience levels; includes several hundred online databases.
Search over 10 billion genealogical records and discover your family history.
Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from your library on your computer, tablet, or mobile device today!
Through Beanstack, the library offers reading challenges such as our Summer Reading Program and 1000 Books before Kindergarten. Readers can participate through the easy-to-use app or website.
Live Tutoring, Test Prep, Writing Assistance, and more. Free online training for patrons of all ages.
Resume help, Career guides, Live job interviewing coaches, and more.
Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering vehicles of the past 30 years.
An organization that works with consumers for truth, transparency, and fairness in the marketplace.
Fine tune your craft— or start a new one Craftsy includes more than 140 hours of step-by-step video instruction on a variety of creative crafts like baking, cake decorating, knitting, quilting, sewing, and more.
Watch thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Practice tests for the learner’s permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test.
Powerful new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about your finances.
Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Freegal is a downloadable music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and, if your library requires it, a PIN. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.
Great Courses — the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. This collection includes more than 250 courses, led by the world’s top experts, covering a broad range of subjects, such as science, mathematics, philosophy, history, literature, fine arts and music, travel, business, and personal development.
An essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s.
Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card.
Stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world. Explore thought-provoking, well-known and undiscovered content. IndieFlix works directly with young up-and-coming filmmakers from all walks of life to seasoned professionals paying them for every minute watched.
How-to training on hundreds of common software applications and devices, including Microsoft office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Docs, and more.
Browse Indiana’s Virtual Online Library of academic databases and other information resources.
The Internet Archives hosts some of Porter County Public Library System’s genealogical digital content. View select yearbook collections from Porter County, Indiana, various contracts, books, and other items of historical significance.
Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phones, tablets and online.
Learn It Live is a social learning platform based around real-time sessions. Specializing in holistic health, wellness, and personal development education, Learn It Live is used for live and on-demand classes in over 70 countries.
Libby is a free app where you can borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your public library. You can stream titles with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere. All you need to get started is a library card.
Learn one of these 70 languages with this simple language and culture learning tool.
ACTÂź and SATÂź test prep solutions that are proven to raise scores! Tutoring, classes, and practice tests.
Investment resources, stocks, funds, financial advice.
Articles and news on World, Business, Food, Tech, Sports, Arts, Politics, and much more.
Search newspapers for historical and genealogical information.
Access ready-to-use tutorials for common library services such as Overdrive, Libby and Axis-360.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?
Legal forms for business, contracts, landlord/tenant disputes, and divorce.
Are you ready to take your library with you wherever you go? Now you can!
Research and discover the value of your antiques.
Stream the world's largest collection of on-demand full-length music performances, concert films, and music documentaries. Qello Concerts transforms your connected devices into the ultimate live music concert film experience. Give your favorite headliners a standing ovation from the best seat in the house anywhere, anytime!
Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people!
Westlaw Patron Access is an online legal research service designed especially for patron use. Information includes primary materials from federal and state courts, legal forms, 24-hour help hotline, and more. Limited to 3 users at a time.
Children's books on the go!
Universal Class is the premier service for both continuing education and learning for fun. Choose from over 500 courses ranging from accounting and dog training to web development. Classes are self-paced and instructor led, with certified instructors available to answer questions and assess your performance.
Good news travels fast! Get the latest coverage of business, politics, entertainment, sports and more with complimentary access to WSJ.com, The Wall Street Journal’s online news source on your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school.
The newest items at our library.