- 54,000 print materials for adults, young adults
- 1,000+ audio books on CDs and Playaways
- Over 2,400 DVDs
- Launchpad collection for all ages
- 69 themed kits for infants through elementary aged children
- E.Q. Johnson Local History collection
- Newspapers on microfilm
- Current newspapers: Observer-Reporter
and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- The Almanac
- Over 60 popular printed magazine titles
- Local high school yearbooks
- Public access computers
Bringing books and videos together to enhance the learning experience! Watch videos, read books and explore interactive activities about a variety of subjects including animals, nature, community, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too! BookFLIX is geared toward ages birth – 8 years, grades Pre-K – 2. Our BookFLIX titles are available in the Children’s Department…look for the purple spine labels! To access the on-line resources, click on the image above and enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number.
Chat with a WAGGIN Librarian
A free resource for all residents of Pennsylvania offering live chat assistance with a real librarian – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on the image to learn more!
Kanopy is an on-demand film streaming service that allows FSPL cardholders free access to start streaming films instantly. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. It is also available on your television with the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award winning documentaries, rare and hard to-find titles, film festival favorites, and others. Stream up to eight available movies/month. Kanopy Kids offers educational and engaging videos for children of all ages – with no streaming limit. Kanopy Kids includes movies, stories, television series, math and science, languages and much more! To access, create an account with Kanopy, verify your email address and then enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number. Get started by clicking on the image above or downloading the Kanopy app.
With LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus, you have access to more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Bee and Puppycat, Big Nate, My Little Pony, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Stranger Things, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and hundreds more. Titles are available for kids (ages 5+) through adult (ages 18+). Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading—no waiting on holds lists, no wasting data! All you need is your library card. Get started by clicking the above image or downloading the LibraryPass app. When entering your Frank Sarris Public Library barcode number, please put “fspl” in front of your library barcode number (ex. fspl##############) and use “fspl” as your PIN.
Use your Computer, iPad, Kindle, Nook, or tablets to borrow for free – anytime, anywhere – eBooks, audiobooks and read alongs using Overdrive or the Libby app and your Frank Sarris Public Library card. The library is at your fingertips – available 24/7! Contact library staff for help in accessing and using the online library. Get started by clicking the above image or downloading the Libby app.
PA Dot Practice Tests
The library is partnering with Driving-Tests.org to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests specifically based on Pennsylvania’s DMV materials. This program includes multiple car, motorcycle and CDL practice tests, on-line driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle and CDL) and a FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV related questions. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. Get started on the path to driver safety and education today by clicking the image above and good luck on your exam.
PA Online Learning
PA Online Learning is a FREE growing collection of tutorials on how to use software, social media, and library resources, such as POWER Library! Explore now and check back later to see how it grows!
Enjoy 24/7 access to a variety of newspapers, magazines, professional journals, historical documents and photographs, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career and college options. Resources are available for all ages. Click on the above image to see what is available.
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.
ScienceFlix has over 5,000 science-related assets that cover six areas of study including Earth Science, Space Science, Life Science, Health & Human Body, Physical Science and Technology & Engineering. ScienceFlix provides students with a better understanding of science concepts and ideas through hands-on projects, videos, multiple text types and more! ScienceFlix is geared toward ages 10 – 15 years, grades 5 – 10. To access, click on the above image and enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number.
Learn about people, places, nature, history and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Earth Science, Experiments and many more! TrueFlix is geared toward ages 8 – 12 years, grades 3 – 6. To access, click on the image above and enter your Frank Sarris Public Library card number.
Community courses taught by real teachers are available in subjects such as Google Docs, Cake Decorating, Meditation, GED Test Preparation, Bullying, Homeschooling, Resume Writing, How to Use an iPad, Parenting, and more! Over 500 online courses are available 24/7. You can access and start these free continuing educational courses anywhere, anytime through a WIFI connection. To get started, click on the above image. New users are asked to enter their library barcode number. When entering your Frank Sarris Public Library barcode number, please put “FSPL” in front of your library barcode number (ex. FSPL##############).
The Frank Sarris Public Library is proud to partner with the Canon-McMillan School District in helping your children read to succeed through the use of the Accelerated Reader Program.
Canon-McMillan students can use the exclusive AR computer to test during regular library hours. Students need their AR user name and password, which are provided by the school district.
Parents are reminded that AR tests are closed-book, and the student should complete the test independently.
Make family trees and discover ancestors by searching through census, marriage, immigration, death, birth, and military records. This free resource may only be accessed while using the public computers located within the library. Once you are at the library and seated at one of our public computers, come back to this webpage, click on the ancestry.com image above and get started!
Playaway Launchpad is the first ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet designed for children, teens and adults in a circulation environment. Launchpads are pre-loaded with high-quality learning apps and are available in many subjects. Every Launchpad is durable enough to move from the hands of one explorer to the next. We have Launchpads for all ages, from Pre-K (age 3) through adulthood. Stop by to check one out today. All Launchpads must be returned inside at our circulation desk.
Young Explorers Kits
Thanks to the Grable Foundation’s generous funding of the Young Library Explorers program, we have 69 kits for infants, toddlers, and elementary school aged (through fourth grade) children. These themed kits are filled with age-appropriate educational toys and other materials, and they are now available for borrowing.