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."

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

America's News - Features archives of major news sources like the Miami Herald, USA Today​, and the Orlando Sentinel as well as homework help and lesson plans with suggested topics for STEM. 
Flipster - Current and back issues of the most popular and sought-after magazines, available digitally.
Gale Academic OneFile - Peer-reviewed, full text articles from leading journal and reference sources
Gale Academic OneFile Select - Balanced coverage of every academic discipline, all readily searchable
Gale General OneFile - Academic periodicals, general interest magazines, newspapers, and law journals
Gale OneFile Popular Magazines - 1000 of the most popular magazines available from InfoTrac
Gale OneFile: Computer Science - Access current periodicals on computers, telecommunications, and electronics industries
Orlando Sentinel - Access articles from the local region dating back to 1985
The New York Times (Off-Site) - Redeem the access code for access to the New York Times. Follow the instructions and create a login to start reading.
The New York Times (On-Site) - Full access to archives, crossword puzzles (web browser only), and article sharing.