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Databases to help with homework, download eBooks and AudioBooks, Business information, magazines, articles and much more! Most databases require a Wayne Public Library Card!

View a subject brochure of our Databases  - Visit our Reader's Advisory section for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks (In-library Use only, visit the Main Library to use this resource.) With 5000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles and other learning activities,'s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners.
(ages 2-7+) From Age of Learning, Inc. 

Ancestry Library Edition - (In-library Use only, visit the Main Library to use this resource.)
Provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

Directory of Open Access Journals - DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

Ebscohost Web A Suite of quality online information databases are available to users through the EBSCOhost service, with access to thousands of magazine and newspaper articles as well as literary criticisms, and much more! Access the following resources: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite, eBook Collection(Ebscohost), ERIC, European Views of the Americas: 1493- 1750, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Greenfile, Health Source - Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Literary Reference Center, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Elite, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Plus, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Newswires, Open Dissertations, Points of View Reference Center, Primary Search, Primary Search Reference eBook Collection, Regional Business News, Teacher Reference Center. Consumer Reports (separate search box), Referencia Latina, Novelist K-8, Novelist, Legal Information Center, Small Business Reference Center, Explora Primary Schools, Explora Secondary Schools, Explora Public Libraries. 

Consumer Reports

U.S. Department of Energy Fuel Economy Guide - updated with new vehicle and fuel price information for 2024.

HeritageQuest Online - Heritage Quest is a resource licensed by the State Library in 2022 that is available to public, school and academic libraries. Heritage Quest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical resources that will help New Jersey residents find their ancestors. Remote Access is available with your Wayne Public Library Card.

hoopla: Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card. - Registration is required with your Wayne Public Library card and email address. Visit your device's App Store to download the hoopla App. You can download 8 items per month!

The following browsers are supported with this service: Micorsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

Hoopla Instructions

How to use WPL Digital Downloads Brochure- Books - Movies - TV Shows - Music 

Internet Archive - The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge.

JerseyClicks - New Jersey's One Stop Library Gateway to quality information. Ebsco's Image Collection and Reference Solutions can be found here. Wayne Library Card Required- Use inside or outside the library. 

Library of Congress Chronicling America -  the searchable online database of historic American newspapers, digitized newspapers will be available from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Literary Reference Center - Access from Ebscohost Web - Library card required when using outside the library - Free e-books!

New Jersey Guide to Municipalities - The guide provides municipalities by county, state and regional contacts, State House of Representatives, State Senate, U.S. Congress for 2018-2019.

New Jersey Digital Newspaper Project  - The New Jersey State Library has compiled a list of historical New Jersey digitized newspapers, that are available either for free or via commercial databases.

New Jersey's Physician and Podiatrist profile website (NJ Doctor's list) - Free use inside or outside the library. Profiles were created following passage of a law that made it possible for the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to give you information about the State's physicians and podiatrists. The profiles include a great deal of information collected in one place, and we hope you will find them useful.

Novelist This site is produced by EBSCOhost and can be used to find other authors and titles of fiction that might appeal to you. (Note: Accessible from inside Wayne Public Library and from home pc's to holders of valid WPL library cards. Use inside or outside the library.

PALS Plus NJ Overdrive - Wayne Library Card required. For use on your private device. 

Please note:  Magazines will not count against a user’s checkout limit.

Wayne Public Library - a member of Pals Plus - offers digital audio book and ebook, magazines and comics downloads. PALS Plus NJ Overdrive – our digital library service -- allows you to check out and download digital materials anytime, anywhere. Digital audio books are downloadable versions of audio books, similar to what you might find in CD format. These digital books can be downloaded to your computer and used offline. Best of all, digital books are automatically returned, so there are never late fees or trips to the library. eBooks are books but in a digital form and can be read on a computer or transferred to one of the many compatible eBook readers listed on the website. Add the Over Drive Libby App to your device and add your library account information and you are ready to check out and download! 

Job & Career Development

 English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) & Citizenship

Download Adobe Digital editions for Windows or Mac, for Android and IOS you can download through your App Store:

Passaic County Resources - Search for needed services such as medical care, housing, food, job training, legal services, and more.

Peterson's Test and Career Center  - helps students and adults be better prepared down the road for both college and their career. Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson's, a world-leaading educational provider.

ProJect Gutenberg - Access to Free E-books & digital audiobooks!

Pronunciator - Register with your Wayne library card by clicking on the "Pronunciator" link to the left.

After you have registered: the App is a URL that you can bookmark in your browser or on your phone. 

Learn 315 languages! Personalized courses that match your personal interests or occupation. Videos, music, study guides, audio lessons, quizzes! Everything needed to learn new language skills, or to refresh old language skills! Learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device! Lessons can be downloaded for off line listening. Once you are registered you may also use the Bluebird languages app. Practice your skills with Multilingual Chat: The ability to have real-time, two-way chat (either text-based or audio-based) with an AI conversation partner in dozens of languages. Great for practicing! Also there is a new translator, with high quality translations from English to dozens of other languages, directly from Pronunciator!
For help please contact the reference desk

Pro-Citizen -To use this service, register for an account with your Wayne Library card. Prepare for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish. Learn online, either on your desktop computer or mobile device!

Proquest U.S. Newstream - Newspaper Database  - This database enables users and researchers to search current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. This contemporary news collection delivers current, full-text news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, radio transcripts, television, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites.

Local News Search - Search the Record and the Herald News Newspapers

Includes the following: (search by article only)
The Record (North Jersey Media Group, Inc.): Full text 1996-present
The Record (Gannett Media Corp): Full text June 8, 2021—present
North Jersey Herald News (Gannett Media Corp): Full text Nov. 16, 2016—present

NY Times and Wallstreet Journal Newspapers Search Eastern Edition **(When clcking the link to the left you may need to refresh the page and then type in: Wayne Public Library - NJ, you will then see the box to enter your library barcode. Enter your library barcode and you will then be signed in to use the service. )

 The New York Times (backfile from 1980 forward)*
 The Wall Street Journal (from 1984 forward)*
 The Washington Post (from 1987 forward)*
 Los Angeles Times (from 1985 forward)*
 Chicago Tribune (from 1985 forward)*
 The Boston Globe (from 1980 forward)*
*Includes print and online editions

Data Axle - Reference Solutions -provided by the New Jersey State Library - Must live in New Jersey to Access - **See these instructions before use.
The U.S. Business database contains a total of 78 million businesses including 17millionverified and 61 million unverified businesses that are updated weekly. 

Salem Press Online Databases - Literature, History, Science and more.

The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online - Library of Congress online - The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housed in the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist is based upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.

See information about this collection for help with using the maps

Select Reads - Reader's Advisory Service - Select Reads is Wayne Public Library's Reader's Advisory service!
Patrons can customize their own newsletter to receive information about their favorite authors in future newsletters or view booklists online to help find something interesting to read. Click on the image above to sign up to receive your newsletters!

School Theatre Ticket Program - Get  a code to buy your theatre tickets online at a discount!


Standard Ebooks - A site that provides access to FREE Ebooks, that are out of copyright, many are classics!

Udemy presented by Gale - is an online learning platform for adults who want to grow professionally or further develop a personal interest. Choose from thousands of continuously updated, on-demand video courses in business, technology, design, and personal enrichment—and become who you’ve always wanted to be.

You must register with your Wayne Library card and create an account.

Remote Access requires your Wayne Library Card.

Value-Line -Use inside the library - on library PC's - Maximum 5 users.  Access for outside the library - Wayne Library card required -  Only 5  Wayne Card holders simultaneously. An Independent Investment Research Database, covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, as well as proprietary special situation stocks. Our subscription includes:
  • The Value Line Investment Survey Library Edition
  • The Value Line Expanded Library Edition
  • The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey and many more.

Wayne Magazine - Subscribe for free and receive the latest issues in your email!

Westlaw Legal Database - For Wayne Library Cardholders - Use inside the library - on library PC's - Maximum 2 users.