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!

Acknowledgement: A significant part of our annual resource funding has been funded under the provisions of the State Aid to Libraries Grant program, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

The Osceola Library System has ended its subscription to The Washington Post. Disregard any previous bookmarked links to this service. We now offer free access to The New York Times. Please follow the links below under "Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals."

Genealogy and History

Ancestry Library Edition - Search your ancestry (In library use only. Not accessible remotely.)
Civil War - This collection consists of contexualized essays and primary sources on the American Civil War. Topics include battles and campaigns, political and religious aspects, experiences of leaders and soldiers, the home front, military life, and emanicpation.
FamilySearch - Browse millions of free genealogical records and images from all over the world. Although FamilySearch is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, membership is not required to conduct research; you may leave that section blank. (accessible from home, some records may only be available in Library)
Fold3 - Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
Fold3 (remote access) - Fold3 Library Edition provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This link is for remote/home access.
Gale: Custom Journal - A catalog of digital materials related to Florida
HeritageHub - Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.
HeritageQuest Online - A great variety of genealogy resources are available here -- books, articles, and census records are just the beginning