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.

*NOTE: Ancestry has provided remote access to their database amid COVID-19. Click the Remote link to access from home.*

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!

NOTE: Check out our new magazine database, Flipster, and back by popular demand, enjoy FREE UNLIMITED digital access to The New York Times!

Genealogy and History

America's Obituaries - Search more than 63 million obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources. Updated daily, this collection contains valuable genealogical information such as occupation, avocation, education, military service, religious affiliation, family members, colleagues, and more. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Ancestry Library Edition - Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)
Ancestry Library Edition - Remote - Access Ancestry remotely from outside the Library for a limited time.
Civil War - Sources in US History Online
FamilySearch - Browse millions of free genealogical records and images from all over the world
Gale: Custom Journal - 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