Online Resources and Databases

All databases can be accessed from designated computers in the library. Most of the databases can also be accessed from home. You will need a valid Osceola Library card to remotely access the databases.

When searching for a specific eBook or eAudio, we recommend checking both hoopla AND cloudLibrary for availability as titles offered may overlap. While hoopla has an extensive back catalog and unlimited users per title, cloudLibrary gives you access to the collections of all participating libraries in Florida. A little shopping gets you the best deal!

Genealogy and History

America’s News & Magazines and America’s Obituaries - Features archives of major news sources like the Miami Herald, USA Today​, the Orlando Sentinel, and the national obituary search.
Ancestry Library Edition - Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)
Civil War - Sources in US History Online
Florida on Florida - A catalog of digital materials related to Florida
HeritageQuest Online - A great variety of genealogy resources are available here -- books, articles, and census records are just the beginning