701 Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Power Library

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.

The Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources (hence P.O.W.E.R. Library) is a collection of 20 plus databases. Provided by the Pennsylvania Public Libraries, School Libraries and the State Library, the POWER library enables patrons to access thousands of articles, newspapers, and photographs. The Power Library is accessed thought the website of the library which is considered to be your “hometown” library. Follow the links below to visit your “hometown” library website.

Click here for Power Library’s E-Resources

Funding and Support Attribution


Click the image to go to Power Library’s Chat web page.

 Derry Township cardholders (cards beginning with 2901)- you are here. 
 Middletown cardholders (cards beginning with 3101)
 Dauphin County cardholders
 Lebanon County Cardholders
 Lancaster County Cardholders
 PA State Library

The POWER Library, an initiative of Governor Tom Ridge’s administration with the support of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, is offered as a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries and the State Library. The POWER Library allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, reference materials for young people and more. You’ll find materials of interest in most subject areas for all age groups from young children to adults.

The Hershey Public Library strongly recommends using the POWER library as your first stop in any reference search. You can access the POWER library through our web site, wherever you see the POWER library icon. In addition, the POWER library hosts Access Pennsylvania, an online database of materials held by libraries in Pennsylvania. Chances are that if you can’t find the material in our catalog, you’ll be able to find it in the Access Pennsylvania database. To visit Access Pennsylvania, click the following icon below.