Online Resources

Along with the materials in our Library Catalog, Kids' Catalog, and Digital Archives, the library provides access to a wealth of digital media and resources. It's all free with your library card.

Readers' Advisory

Author Check - Find out when your favorite author releases a new book.

Fantastic Fiction - Browse new fiction and find series listed in order.

New Book Alerts - Receive an email with new items added by the library.

Select Reads - Sign up for reading recommendations on topics of your choosing.

Digital Media

​cloudLibrary - Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.

hoopla - Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, and movies.

Kanopy - Borrow movies, documentaries, foreign films and more.

New York Times - Use our library subscription for full access.

At the library – No log in is necessary when you’re on our network.

At home – Redeem one of our access codes and log in. Access will last 24 hours.

The Wall Street Journal - Use our subscription for full digital access.

Charlotte Sun Archives - Access pdf archives of the Port Charlotte Sun, previously the Charlotte Sun Herald, through the Florida Digital Newspaper Library. Archives begin June 8, 2013.
Today's Charlotte Sun is available to read in the library on our periodical iPads.

Newspaper Archive - Access over 130 million historical records from Florida papers.


Newsweek on an iPad

While you're here

Want to read the newspaper while you're at the library? Ask to use one of our dedicated periodical iPads!

They're preloaded with our subscriptions to the Charlotte Sun, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.


Databases, Business & Financial

A to Z databases - Search this reference database to find businesses, people, and jobs.

Florida Electronic Library - Search magazines, books, newspapers and more.

Morning Star - Find reports and analysis of stocks, mutual funds, and ETFs.
     Morning Star - At the library
     Morning Star - At home

Value Line​ - Access investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

Genealogy - Find billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In-library use only.

Charlotte County Genealogical Society - Connect with other local researchers.

Family Search - Search this collection of genealogical and historical records. In-library use only.

Heritage Quest​ - Access genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.