Explore the Virtual Library and find it from home!
- Download eBooks & more!
Download audiobooks, ebooks & music to your computer or portable device with the OverDrive digital download service.
- Get a Library Card Online
New users can register for a Tompkins County Public Library card online. The temporary card number provides immediate access to many of TCPL’s databases and the ability to place holds on library materials. Once you visit us in person, you will receive a permanent card and access to books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and in-house databases.
- Homework Help for Teens or Homework Help for Kids)
Visit our collection of librarian-recommended websites for homework help and answers about everyday curiosities.
- MANGO Languages*
Try this online language-learning system and learn conversation skills for a wide variety of languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Greek, German, Brazilian Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. Mango uses real-life situations and actual conversations to more effectively teach a new language and learn how to communicate.
Check out this online collection of animated, talking picture books. It includes a collection of full-length, unabridged classics in audio format and a small collection of books in French, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
- Research Tools
Research topics, such as health and business, and find articles from magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias, online! Homework Help and Subject Guides provide tips and librarian-recommended resources for study and research..
- Local History Online
Research your town and family history using your local Library's materials. Download books, atlases, maps, directories, obituraries and find your roots!
- We Suggest!
Explore new authors and interests and find direction navigating TCPL's sea of resources. Reviews, lists, digital media, and the Library's Community Read will help you find that next great book, movie or music.
- Library Catalog
PowerPAC, the library catalog, allows you to search for books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks, including materials at other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.
- My Account
Access your library account online to view items you have checked out and when they are due back, renew materials, review and/or cancel hold requests, check for fines and fees, save your reading history, and create saved searches.
- Blogs, News Feeds & Newsletters
Subscribe to Library and booklist newsletters, receive up-to-date event announcements, and read or post comments for the Library's Director.
- Ask a Librarian
Submit your questions about people, historical facts, world places, events, books, movies, library services, hours - anything that intrigues you! Questions are answered within two business days.