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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. is no longer available for library users. We invite you to try one of our other great resources. If you were using for a specific course, please contact library staff and we will work with you to identify an alternative option.

Consumer Reports

Doing research takes time. Choosing the wrong product wastes money. Provide trusted information for making the smart choice. Enable thorough product comparisons with Consumer Reports' (CR) comprehensive archive of expert, unbiased product reviews.

Click here to visit Consumer Reports





RB Digital Magazines

Read magazines on the computer or on iPad, iPhone, Android devices and on Kindle Fire. No wait, no limit! Keep magazine issues as long as you’d like.

60+ popular titles to choose from including Men’s Journal, Us Weekly, Woman’s World, Shape, Better Homes & Gardens, Esquire, Cloth Paper Scissors, Food Network, ESPN, HGTV, Highlights, Cricket, National Geographic, Kiplinger’s, Newsweek, OK, MacWorld, PCWorld, and much more!  

Set up email alerts for the latest issues of your favorite titles and search for specific articles within the collection

To create an account you must click on link to the RB Digital Magazines website, select “create new account” in the upper-right corner, insert library card number and follow the prompts to create a username (your email) and a password.

 To use apps: after creating your account through the instructions above, search the app store for “RBDigital.” Download, install and open the app. Follow prompts to sign in with your email and password. 

This app is powered using the same collection as the popular digital magazine platform Zinio. This resource will replace our current digital magazine platform Flipster.

With Qello Concerts you can stream thousands of award-winning music documentaries and full-length concerts spanning every musical genre and crossing ten decades on your mobile device, computer or on your TV using Apple TV or Roku. Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, David Bowie, Willy Nelson, Nirvana, Pavarotti, B.B. King, Muse, Elvis Presley, and the Zac Brown Band. Qello Concerts is available on iOS devices, Android devices, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and the web. 

                                                                          Click here for information on how to use Qello either on your mobile device, PC or Apple TV and Roku.

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.


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.




Avalon Library Audio and eBook Download Center

The Avalon Free Public Library Media Download Center provides access to a large collection of popular eBooks and eAudiobooks.


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. This site has a large selection of older titles in eBook and eAudio, however, we encourage the use of the Avalon Library Overdrive for new and bestselling items. 

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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