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Fiction and fact open the world up

Use the widget above to access our catalog and find what you’re looking for.

If there’s a book you’re looking for that we don’t have, please suggest it to a librarian.

Newspaper Collections

The New York Times Replica Edition

The New York Times accessible online, including all images and articles from the day’s paper. (Login credentials for Harley Community)

New York State Newspapers

This database includes articles from newspapers from around New York State including: Glens Falls Post-StarNew York TimesNew York PostBuffalo News, and Newsday.

InfoTrac Newsstand 

This full-text newspaper database has several New York Newspapers including the New York Times from 1995 on, and over 1,000 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers.

E-Book Collections

BOCES Overdrive Digital Library

Here you can access a variety of  e-books, e-audiobooks, and Read-Alongs (narrated e-books) for grades K-12. Access them at home on your e-reader or computer so you can read anywhere, anytime. Select Harley School from the drop-down menu when you follow the link, and ask in the library for your log-in information if you don’t already have it.

Library of Congress Free E-Books

The Library of Congress offers over 50 scanned classic books to read in-browser. The collection is mostly children’s books but there are a few for teens and adults.

Monroe County Library System E-Books

If you live in Monroe County, you can get/use your MCLS card to check out e-books and e-audiobooks! Find information here about how to get a library card.

Rosen Learning Center (Username: monroe1 Password: Boces)

This is an e-book collection through our local BOCES, which includes non-fiction books about subject areas including history (ancient civilizations, America, and New York State), science (Earth, space, ecology, life science), and technology (coding).

Project Gutenberg

Older literature loses its copyright after a number of years so it can legally be published in the ‘Public Domain’ for free. At Project Gutenberg, you can find over 54,000 e-books of classic literature by authors like Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens, or classic children’s series like The Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Anne of Green Gables.

Periodical Collections

The library subscribes to a number of monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly periodicals.

Here’s a full list of what we receive:

American Craft
American Girl
American Theatre
ASK
Coach & A.D.
Discover
Dramatics
English Journal
Foreign Affairs*
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Games
Granta

Harvard Magazine
Independent School
London Review of Books
Make
Music K-8
National Geographic
National Geographic Kids
New York Conservationist
The New Yorker*
Paris Review
Plays
Poetry

Ranger Rick
School Arts
School Library Journal
Scholastic Teacher
Science News
Sculpture
Sports Illustrated Kids
Swimming World
Wired
ZooBooks

To suggest a periodical for purchase as either in print or electronically, contact library staff.

To view electronic copies (*) of periodicals that are available for single-user access, view this Google doc while logged into the Harley domain.

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