Reading Olympics

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Affordable Care Act

The Health Insurance Marketplace website healthcare.gov will provide you with all the information you need to learn about your healthcare options. For more help choosing a plan in your state you can find local assistance here.

Ancestry.com (in library use only)

Search family histories through census records and other databases. Complements Heritage Quest.

Art-o-mat

Art-o-mats are vending machines that dispense small works of art. Shop and enjoy owning a mini work of original art for only $5.00 in the Doylestown, Perkasie, and Yardley libraries. Check out more info about Art-o-mats and their artists.

Associated Press Images

Photos and pictures of all kinds in this collection of 500,000+ items. Find by date, place, and subject. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

Audio Book Downloads

Download audio books to your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles.

Auto Repair

Labor times, part numbers, and photographs to help home mechanics keep their cars, jeeps, or trucks in top condition. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

Author Information (Contemporary Authors)

For students, book discussion leaders, and curious readers.

Axis360

Downloadable eBooks for your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. See the App Zone section of Axis360 for help getting started.

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Book Club in a Bag

All the tools a star book discussion leader needs. Bags have 10 paperback copies of a title, facilitator's guide, and background on the author.

Book Clubs

Ask your local librarian for book ideas and help with getting enough copies for your face-to-face book discussion group.

Join our Email Book Clubs. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your email a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up and start reading.

Book Sales and Donations

Most Bucks County public libraries accept gently used books, CDs, DVDs, and video games. They are added to library collections or sold in book sales to benefit the library. Some libraries accept donations only at certain times. Others have limits on what they will accept. Call your local library to confirm. Check our calendar for upcoming book sales.

Bookstore

Shop online for new books, eBooks, movies and music in the Bucks County Free Library Bookstore. Everything is shipped directly to you for only $0.99 an item. Proceeds from every purchase help the library build our eBook collection.

Brainfuse

Free online live tutoring for all school subjects and state tests, writing assistance, job coaching, and resume writing

Building Accessibility

Public libraries in Bucks County are accessible and barrier free wherever possible. Historic locations in New Hope-Solebury and Pipersville are not accessible. Historic locations in Morrisville and Riegelsville provide lifts. For specific information about parking or other access, please contact your local library

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Cake Pan Collection

Check out a cake pan from our collection for a party, special event or just for fun. Search the collection using the library catalog and place a hold if you would like a specific pan. Cake pans can be checked out for three weeks.
Donations of gently used pans are always welcome.

Closings

Libraries may be closed for holidays, renovations, or bad weather. Due dates are changed on items that are due on days the library is closed and no fines are charged. Closings may be viewed using the online calendar.

Computers

Computers with popular software and Internet access are available at the library. Computer signup requires a library card and PIN. All computer users must agree to the library's Computer and Network Access Policy.

Contemporary Authors

Biographies of authors of contemporary fiction, poetry, nonfiction, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

Continuing Education Credits

Learn something new today with Universal Class! Over 500 continuing education classes are available from computer technology, to do-it- yourself to writing skills and test preparation. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

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Dear Reader

Newsletters, on-line book clubs, and book news for adults, teens, and children.

Digital Magazines

Use Zinio to read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. The library has provided a quick start guide.

Donations

Please consider a tax deductible gift to assist the library in keeping up with growing demands for material and services. It’s easy to see what your library needs and to donate by visiting WishList.

Downloads

Download audio books, eBooks, and magazines to your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles.

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eBooks

  • Axis360 - downloadable eBooks for your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. See the App Zone section of Axis360 for help getting started.
  • Overdrive - download eBooks to your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. See the Help section of Overdrive for first time set-up requirements. Overdrive has also provided instructions for downloading eBooks to the Nook, Kindle and Kindle Fire.

English as a Second Language

Learn English online with Mango Languages. Sign in, create a profile, and keep track of your progress as you learn. Best used at home because you will need a microphone and speakers. Library card and PIN needed to sign on.

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Fax Service

A self operated public Fax Service is available during open hours at the Feasterville Library, Warminster Library and the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library

Foreign Language

Learn a foreign language online with Mango Languages. Sign in, create a profile, and keep of your progress as you learn. Includes 22 different language courses and 15 ESL courses. Best used at home because you will need a microphone and speakers. Library card and Pin needed to sign on.

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Genealogy

Get to the roots of your family tree using Ancestry.com or HeritageQuest Online.

Government Information

Quick access to federal, state, and county government information, services, and resources. Important Bucks County forms and documents

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Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace website healthcare.gov will provide you with all the information you need to learn about your healthcare options. For more help choosing a plan in your state you can find local assistance here.

Heritage Quest

Census data, name catalogs, Revolutionary War records, and more. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or in the library. Ancestry.com has more for genealogists.

Holds (Reserves)

Want something that's checked out, at a different location, or on order? Place a reserve. It will be delivered to a library of your choice for pick up when available. Online, by phone, or stop by your local library.

Holidays

When are libraries closed? Check the Calendar page for the answers.

Homework Help

Free online live tutoring for all grade levels and subjects, test prep, writing assistance and skill building

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IndieFlix

This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.

  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them
  • Available everywhere — Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser. Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices

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Kindle

Overdrive has provided instructions for downloading eBooks to the Kindle and Kindle Fire.

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LawDepot

Do it yourself legal documents and templates. Use LawDepot to choose from documents such as wills, contracts, business forms, and more; can be specific to Pennsylvania.

League of Women Voters

Voters Guide

Legal Forms

Do it yourself legal documents and templates. Use LawDepot to choose from documents such as wills, contracts, business forms, and more; can be specific to Pennsylvania.

Library Bookstore

Shop online for new books, eBooks, movies and music in the Bucks County Free Library Bookstore. Everything is shipped directly to you for only $0.99 an item. Proceeds from every purchase help the library build our eBook collection.

lynda.com (in-library use only)

lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Library users have unlimited access to a vast library of video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Use the lynda.com icon on any library computer to get started.
lynda.com is also available for laptops and mobile devices through this link. (Link will only work in Bucks County Public Library buildings.)

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Magazines

Use Zinio to read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. The library has provided a quick start guide.

Mango Languages

Learn a foreign language online with Mango Languages. Sign in, create a profile, and keep of your progress as you learn. Includes 22 different language courses and 15 ESL courses. Best used at home because you will need a microphone and speakers. Library card and Pin needed to sign on

Meeting Rooms

Many Bucks County libraries have rooms available for meetings and events as well as smaller spaces available for group study and quiet study sessions. Online booking is available for rooms located in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Quakertown, Yardley and Warminster.

Movies (Streaming)

The IndieFlix streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.

  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them
  • Available everywhere — Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser. Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices

My Account Help

Tips and tricks for accessing your library card information in our online catalog. Placing holds, renewing items, troubleshooting tips.

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NoveList

NoveList catalog enhancements make it easy for you to find the next book in a series. You can also see how others rated a particular book or get suggestions for your next great read. Simply click on a book in the catalog and scroll down to see these new features.

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OneClick digital

Use OneClick digital to download audio books to your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. The library has provided a quick start guide.

Online Education

Learn something new today with Universal Class! Over 500 continuing education classes are available from computer technology, to do-it- yourself to writing skills and test preparation. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

Overdrive

Use Overdrive to download eBooks to your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. See the Help section of Overdrive for first time set-up requirements. Overdrive has also provided instructions for downloading eBooks to the Nook, Kindle and Kindle Fire.

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Passport

Need a passport? The Bensalem Branch of the Bucks County Free Library is a passport acceptance facility. You must bring proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity, 1 passport photo, and 2 checks or money orders. Other facilities located in Bucks County can be found here.

PDF

Adobe Reader is a free download that lets you view and print documents easily. Library information is available in this format such as locations and policies.

POWER Library

Whether you are researching current events, looking for consumer health information, needing pictures of orangutans, or just browsing for fun, POWER Library has research material to cover it all. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or in the library.

Purchase Request

None of our libraries own it? Ask online or stop by your local library to make a request in person.

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Reading Olympics

Find booklists, important dates, and overview of Reading Olympics in Bucks County here.

Recommended Reading, Viewing, and Listening

Looking for suggestions of what to read, watch, or listen to next?

Reference and Research Questions

Need the answer to a burning question? Want to figure out how to find quality information on the Internet? Just curious? Open 24/7.

Renew

Need more time to finish that book? Extend checkout on most items online, by phone, or in person at your local library. Items with reserves for other people may not be renewed.

Reserves

Want something that's checked out, at a different location, or on order? Place a reserve. It will be delivered to a library of your choice for pick up when available. Online, by phone, or stop by your local library.

Room Reserve

Many Bucks County libraries have rooms available for meetings and events as well as smaller spaces available for group study and quiet study sessions. Online booking is available for rooms located in Bensalem, Doylestown, Langhorne, Levittown, Quakertown, Yardley and Warminster.

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Tax Information

Download and print federal, state, and local tax forms. (Depending on your municipality, you can get local forms from Keystone or Berkheimer.)

All libraries have reproducible forms that may be photocopied for a fee. The following libraries have print forms available: Fallsington, Feasterville, Grundy, Morrisville, New Hope, Northampton, Riegelsville, Southampton, and Warminster. Please call to be sure the forms you need are available.

Technology Training from lynda.com (in-library use only)

lynda.com helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Library users have unlimited access to a vast library of video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Use the lynda.com icon on any library computer to get started.
lynda.com is also available for laptops and mobile devices through this link. (Link will only work in Bucks County Public Library buildings.)

Tumblebooks

Read along or sit back and listen to picture books, easy readers, and chapter books for children. Literacy building games and puzzles and several books in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.

Tutoring

Free online live tutoring for all grade levels and subjects, test prep, writing assistance and skill building

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Universal Class

Learn something new today with Universal Class! Over 500 continuing education classes are available from computer technology, to do-it- yourself to writing skills and test preparation. Use anywhere (with your library card and PIN) or at the library.

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Volunteers

Most Bucks County public libraries need adult and teen volunteers. Contact your local library for current opportunities.

Voters Guide

League of Women Voters

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Wireless

Get connected at any Bucks County public library (with your library card and PIN). Works most hours of the day or night just outside the library in most locations for 24/7 access when we're closed.

Wishlist

Please consider a tax deductible gift to assist the library in keeping up with growing demands for material and services. It�s easy to see what your library needs and to donate by visiting Wishlist.

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Zinio

Use Zinio to read digital magazines on your computer or mobile device. Enjoy access to many popular titles. The library has provided a quick start guide.

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