The new credentials fall into several different categories: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging; Mental Health; and STEM.
Hundreds of new books are now available on the POWER Library of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Public Electronic Library.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) has announced 350 new eBooks in the POWER Library catalog, bringing the total number of books available to approximately 20,000.
According to a press release from the PDE, the new titles fall into several different categories: diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; Mental Health; and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Officials say Pennsylvanians will be able to download many of the new books to their electronic devices for offline viewing.
To access e-books on the POWER Library website, users can click on the “Search e-Resources” tab and search in three different categories: EBSCO e-books, Gale e-books, and ProQuest E-book Central.
According to the PDE statement, “users will be prompted to enter a public library card number to gain access, but those without a library card can register for an e-card for immediate access.”
The POWER Library of Pennsylvania was made available to the public with funding from the American Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Commonwealth Library Office of PDE.
“Through POWER Library, Pennsylvanians have access to electronic content to supplement elementary, secondary and higher education,” said Commonwealth Libraries Office Assistant Secretary Susan Banks. “It’s an effective way to provide equitable access to resources for Pennsylvanians across the internet and devices, as schools and individuals without a dedicated public library can access all of these titles online through POWER Library.”
To access e-books and learn more about POWER Library, visit its website.
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