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."

Encyclopedias, Reference Resources, and Law

AtoZdatabases - Search businesses, people, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, over 7 million jobs (including résumé and cover letter templates, interviewing tips, and videos), and more.
Britannica Library - Britannica Library offers three unique sites for children, young adults, and older patrons. Access thousands of curated articles and magazines, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended websites, along with a pop-up Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus.
Gale eBooks - Searchable collection of online reference books
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice - Full text resources