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Featured Resources

Here are some of our most popular or newest resources! For more resources that may not be listed here, click on any of the categories above based on your interests.

New York Times Online

Unlimited New York Times access is now available online from home and inside the library!

For access from home, click the above "New York Times Online" link to sign in with your library card and for detailed instructions about how to redeem your code for unlimited access to current and past articles.

To access the New York Times within the library, sign on to the library's Wi-Fi, navigate to and create a login. Any time you are on our network and signed into the New York Times website you will have unlimited access to current and past articles.
 is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through our library subscription members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Subjects include Microsoft Office, Photoshop, accounting, management, marketing, design, photography, and more.



  • Learning on the go: Unlimited access on-site from library computers and off-site.
  • High-quality content: features a comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 courses and 150,000 award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts.
  • Flexibility: Because everyone learns in their own way and at their own pace, offers users the flexibility to get a quick answer or dive deep into a particular subject.

 Steps for using app for iOS and Android:
Search app store for Lynda online training videos
Download app
Open App
Select “Organization” tab at login screen
Scroll down to second login selection “Web Portal”
Type the following URL in the text box then click login:
This will take you out of the app to a webpage where you can create a profile if this is your first time logging in OR you can login with your library card and password if you’ve already created a profile.
On an iPad/iPhone: To now use the app click “OPEN” next to the banner at the top of your screen.


hoopla instantly delivers thousands of free movies, television shows, music and audiobooks from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers  for streaming on your computer or for temporary download to smartphones, tablets, and Apple TV. All you need is your valid Avalon library card. Get the iOS app or the Android app. Click to watch these brief, informative video tutorials.

NOTE for Windows users: hoopla is currently compatible with all Internet browsers except for Internet Explorer version 11.

Instant access to the most popular magazines. With Flipster, it's simple to select your favorite digital magazines from the Flipster newsstand and start reading. Browse from this link for titles and read online or use the iPad app to download for offline reading. Watch this video to see how Flipster works for iPad. Watch this video to see how Flipster works in the web browser of your computer or tablet.

Avalon Free Public Library Media Download Center

The Avalon Free Public Library Media Download Center provides not only eBooks and Audiobooks, but also streaming music and video. Although items are being added to it every month, this is a smaller collection than the South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center. However, as we are only providing service to Avalon patrons, there is less competition for the "hot" items.

South Jersey Audiobook and eBook Download Center

Avalon is a member of a regional library consortitium that manages an online audiobook and eBook download service. The advantages of using this service is that it has a larger collection of both audiobooks and eBooks. The disadvantage is that you are competing with patrons from over 30 other libraries for materials. For "Hot" items, there could be a significant waiting list.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is free source of  popular, downloadable MP3 music, including: over 7 Million songs from ten thousand labels including the labels of Sony Music Entertainment.Tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. 5,000 music videos from popular artists. Easy-to-use website interface with no software to install. DRM-FREE, MP3 files that can be played on ANY device (including iPods).


Mango Languages

Learn a new language in a fun, immersive way! Choose from Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, English for Spanish Speakers and Pirate (we arrrren't kidding). Mango Languages is completely self-paced because the time it takes to build fluency is different from person to person. Mango courses provide an introduction to language and culture through the acquisition of simple conversational skills. They focus on practical conversations while increasing vocabulary and grammar skills. Mango is intended to deliver conversational proficiency. Learn a new language and have fun doing it today! 

 Download apps*:   iOS app     Android app   (*must create a userID and password using above link before you can sign on to the app)             New Jersey Drivers Education Program

Free, interactive drivers permit sample tests for the State of New Jersey provided by help you prepare for the real deal! Included are car tests, motorcycle tests, CDL (Commercial Drivers License) tests, plus car, motorcycle and CDL drivers manuals. An informative FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions wll help prepare you even further for how to obtain a drivers permit or license in New Jersey. New accessibility features make it easy for all users: The 'Read Aloud' toolbar (found in the footer of every page) includes tools that will allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility. All our tests can now be read aloud for those with vision problems, ESL speakers, and those with learning disabilities, like dyslexics.


Novelist is a unique fiction database. Its purpose is to help you find new fiction by comparing books you have already read and enjoyed. Novelist also provides study guides, reading level appropriate material, book group discussion questions, author websites, book reviews, and more! 



HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. HeritageQuest accesses: US Census data, genealogical and history books, Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and LexisNexis US Serial set. 


Search local, state, national and international news media for full-text articles with diverse source types including print and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos.  Explore a specific issues,  events or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more. Among the many newpapers covered by NewsBank, are The Philadelphia Inquirer (1981 - present), the Press of Atlantic City (1988 - Present) and USA Today (7/1/1987 - Present). Newsbank covers many news sources in  Pennsylvania,  New Jersey, Delaware and Florida.

Global Road Warrior

Explore 121 topics about 175 countries, including country data, history, national cultures, recipes, travel and language tips. Includes beautiful full-color photos as well as videos.


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