PA Power Library

Ever since Benjamin Franklin founded the nation’s first public library, Pennsylvanians have been emPOWERed by their libraries—to research, study, learn, communicate, discover new interests, develop new skills, retool their careers, and find their pathway through life. In support of these endeavors, the State Library of Pennsylvania fostered the development and expansion of a statewide database of library catalogs, accessible from a single website on the Internet for all residents of Pennsylvania. POWER Library is a service of the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, and is hosted by HSLC.

If you’re not sure how to start, Let Ben Be Your Guide or access PA Power Library e-resources by entering your library card issued by a library in Pennsylvania or obtain an eCard using the links located on the right side of the page in Get Started.

Get Started
Single Sign-On
with Clever

Video: Get Started with the PA Power Library
Video: How to get an eLibrary Card
eLibrary Card Form
Chat with a Librarian
PowerKids K-5
PowerTeens 6-12

Quick Start Steps
  1. Go to Clever using your PA Cyber username and password.

  2. Select the School Library Learn More and Discover More About the School Library links for further directions. Or select, Library Books link at the top of the page to begin your search.

  3. Select, the PA Cyber Library app or the PA Power Library app.

  4. Watch the video to learn how to navigate the PA Power Library.
  5. Contact for support.