Online Services

Apply for your Library Card online.  If you don't already have a card, this is a great way to access our online offerings. 
Ask a Librarian
Ask us a question.  Staff are still available to answer questions about books, your account, or anything else. 

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Our newest database, creativebug, is an award winning resource for crafters, DIY, and makers. The site offers 1,000+ art and craft video classes led by expert instructors and crafting enthusiasts. All free with your New Castle County Library Card.

Ebooks and eaudio with streaming video as well.  Find your current best sellers here. 
Our online collection of magazines.  Over 60 popular titles to choose from, including back issues. Always available in full color just like the magazine.

Libraries across the State are offering online programs including story times, book groups and more.  See a listing of all our Virtual Library Events.

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Transparent Language Online can be accessed from any device with internet access.  

*  You will need your library card number to access this resource.
*  Transparent Language Online offers instruction in 100+ languages.
*  Specialized KidSpeak instruction for children is available in multiple languages.
*   English as a Second Language instruction for speakers of 30+ native languages.

More Online Resources

You may need a library card and PIN to access these resources.

Delaware Collection

Documents, artwork, maps, newspapers, slides, photos, audio/video and other important items documenting Delaware’s rich history and culture can now be explored online!


Resources to assist your search for family records. Includes census, birth, marriage, death, church, military, immigration and other records.

Homework Help (via UDLib/SEARCH)

The UDLib/SEARCH program provides home access to online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias to Delaware’s K-12 students, parents, and teachers (including homeschooled students). Please contact your local school or public librarian for more information.


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How to Sign up!

  1. Visit
  2. Choose “Get Started Today” to get sign-up window
  3. Fill out your information (Email, Create Password)
  4. Choose your “library” (or search for your library if not in window)
  5. Choose “Next”
  6. Enter your library Card number (account number)

Learning Express

Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.

MasterFile Premier

Full text for more than 2,000 magazines & general reference publications. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, it also includes reference books and biographical articles, more than 100,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 235,186 photos, maps and flag.


Contains book reviews and book lists for all ages: children, teens and adults. Locate books to read by describing a plot or find similar titles and authors for books already enjoyed. Users can also search a series name to get a list of titles in the series.


Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, much more!

Incorporate In Delaware

It's now easier than ever to incorporate in Delaware. Use the resources from Global Delaware to guide you through the process. Sponsored by the Delaware Division of Libraries

Global Delaware

Reference Services LibGuide

Global Delaware Training Video