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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.

BrainFuse - A library card is required to use this service. The New Jersey State Library has licensed the online tutoring service Brainfuse using the federal CARES Act funding. All New Jersey public libraries will have access to Brainfuse starting Feb. 1 through June 15, 2022. Live online tutoring is available every day from 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST.
View how easy, intuitive and engaging Brainfuse HelpNow eLearning is for all ages and levels.

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 newpaper articles as well as literary crticisms, and much more! Access the following resources: Literary Reference center, Point of View, Business Searching Interface, Referencia Latina, Novelist K-8, Novelist, Legal Information Center, Small Business Reference Center, Explora Interface for Primary & Seconday Schools, Explora Public Library Edition and Educator's Edition, Job and Career Accelerator, Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Regional Business News, Literary Reference Center, GreenFile, Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, Teacher Resource Center, Business Source Elite, ERIC, Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Academic Premier, Primary Search, MasterFile Elite;(Contains Consumer Reports online), American Doctoral Dissertations, European views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750, Military & Government Collection.

Freading eBooks - Wayne Library Card Required
Freading eBooks are now available at Wayne Public Library, all you need is your computer, laptop or compatible device, a Wayne Public Library Card, some tokens and an email account! You can also use this service from a home computer.

Instructions on how to use Freading

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

Freegal - Wayne Library Card Required

Access to Music and streaming music- Download up to 5 songs a week!

View the WPL Digital Downloads Brochure for information on using Freegal

HeritageQuest Online - Heritage Quest is a resource licensed by the State Library in 2019 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. Wayne Residents can access from home with your Wayne 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- Movies - TV Shows - Music 

How to use WPL Digital Downloads Brochure - Books

New Enhancements and features for eBooks in Hoopla - View the Flyer - Watch the video

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. 

Learning Express Library's Job & Career Accelerator & Computer Skills Learning Center - Library Card Required for access inside and outside the library. Brought to you by the State Library, a resource to obtain your career and education goals.

Computer Skills Center Access - Wayne Card Holders only

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

 Literary Index - Searchable index for Gale's' Literature Criticism series. - Free e-books!

NewsBank Inc. Newspaper Databases:

  • America's News - Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs & careers, political & social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from across New Jersey and spanning the U.S. Available remotely 24/7 on any device with your library card. Includes The Star Ledger: May 1989 – current and The Record: 1985 – current and
    America’s News Magazines: a selection of 48 magazines on various topics; over half include current issues.

  • Wayne Today 2007 - current:  Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Wayne Today. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

    Watch this video to learn how to access special reports.
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. Use outside the library. 

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 cassette or 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! 

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

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

RBDigital (formerly Zinio) -  RB Digital has moved to the Overdrive Libby App!


Record Archives - For use inside library only.  Please contact the reference desk for assistance if you are outside the library. 973-694-4272 Ext. 5401 or 5403. 
The Record archives database provides library users with a comprehensive source for current events and archival information for North Jersey. Available publications include Executive, Family, AIM Jefferson. L'Chaim, Neighbor News Boonton, Parsippany Life, Suburban Trends, The Gazette Hawthorne and the Bergen and Passaic County editions of the Record. For assistance inquire at the reference desk.

Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) provided by the New Jersey State Library via - Must live in New Jersey to Access - **See these instructions before use.
Find in-depth company profiles on 3 million international companies, including key executives and detailed financial information. Great for research on large companies and their foreign parents and subsidiaries. 

Rosetta Stone Languages - Level 1 - Access provided by the NJ State Library - Library card required.

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

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!

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.

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