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National Library Card Sign Up Month / Back to School

Tuesday September 14th, 2021

Back to school

The Dauphin County Library System and all 8 branches are open and ready to assist you and/or your child ease back into another “new” school routine.  It is also National Library Card Sign Up Month and the perfect time to get a library card or update your account.


Our Online resources are always available for use in the library and at home (accessible with your library card).  Go to our web site @ www.dcls.org and click on:




Check out Tutor.com, our new tutoring resource found under school tools and research. You will find, online homework help, tutoring and test prep and writing assistance.  You will be connected to expert tutors and career coaches in an easy to use online classroom.  Just set up an account and get started.


Looking for a local newspaper article?  The Patriot News has news articles on line from 8/1/1986 thru present.  If the article has images (from 2018-present), you can get both the article and image.  You have the option to print, send to email and it also provides information on how to cite the article


Check out Salem Online for information on History, Science, Health and Literature.  This is the same information as in the physical books, but available on line.


EBSCO Host is a great resource for looking for articles.  You can set parameters to search for full text articles, academic journal articles, etc.  You have the option to print, send to email and it also provides the information to cite the article. 


Is it time for a driving test?  Free permit practice tests are available- some easy and some hard.  Even if you have been driving for a while, take a test or 2 to see how good of a driver you are.  Gee I don’t remember some of the signs??!!


My Library


The Dauphin County Libraries offer a large selection of ebook reference material thru Gale Ebooks.  You can find this source under Books, Music, Movies & More.  There are 16 different collections with over 350 titles.  Here you can find information ranging from Arts to Technology and many topics in between. Need information on Weather and Natural Disasters- check under Environment.  Have a Health question- look under Medicine.  Need Biographical information? -  check out the 21 different encyclopedias, and books just on this topic.


This source has so much information for you to review whether for school or pleasure.


You can stop in to any of our 8 Library branches to get a free library card.  You will need to bring a form of ID and for a child, you must be the parent or legal guardian.  OR

You can register on line to be able to use our online resources, borrow eContent and place holds on books.  You will receive an online access code to use.  If you register on line, in order to check out physical material, your account will need to be updated to a full-service account.  This will need to be done in person with a form of ID and for a child, you must be the parent or legal guardian. 




click here to apply




Register for online access to The Library’s resources





Submitted by: Kim ~ Information Services


Kim is Reference Assistant at The Library


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