several devicesWelcome to Way Public Library’s Digital Content Portal. Here you can easily find, access, learn about and enjoy all of our digital content. Way has a broad array of digital content available, ranging from streaming movies, to downloadable audiobooks, to magazines, ebooks, and more!

All of Way Public Library's digital resources require a library card to use. We do, however, offer a special E-Card that is very quick and easy to get if you are only interested in digital materials. These special cards are can not be used to check out physical materials at the library such as books, CDs, and Blu-Rays, but are instead designed specifically for quick and easy access to entertainment and information online.

Please scroll down to view an easy-to-use list of our online resources. You can also use the menu at the top of this page to view specific resources. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 419-874-3135 extension 119.


HOOPLA Digital: Enjoy a Netflix-like service where you can stream up to 8 titles a month with a single library card. Choose from movies, television shows, ebooks, comics, audiobooks, and music albums.

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Kanopy: Stream free documentaries and educational films on-demand on your TV, mobile device, or computer. Topics include current affairs, science, performing arts, foreign languages, history, religion, and many more.

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Ohio Digital Library: Check out ebooks, audiobooks, and movies to enjoy on your mobile device or computer. Choose from a wide selection of fiction, nonfiction, juvenile, and teen titles.

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Flipster: Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device or computer. Read an unlimited number of magazines with no need to check out or return titles!

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Acorn TV: Watch your favorite British programs commercial-free with your library card. Enjoy shows on your mobile device, TV, or computer.

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DIY - Fix a car, repair a faucet, get a hobby!

Chilton Library: Step-by-step help with automotive service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Easily access a multitude of sources for hobbies and crafts with an easily searchable interface.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Plumbing, decorating, electrical, woodworking, remodeling and more! Get project based help with this resource.

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Continuing Education - Guided, online learning.

Lynda.com: Keep technology and business skills current with expert-led, on-demand courses accessed through your computer or mobile device.

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Learning Express Library: Found at OhioMeansJobs.com. Access nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks to help with job searches, workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more!

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Transparent Language: Radically better language learning, in one complete experience. Transparent Language Online works on virtually any Internet-connected device or computer.

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Research Databases

The Ohio Web Library is an evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library supports quality education, a skilled workforce, business growth, and lifelong learning in Ohio.

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AtoZ Maps: Extensive maps covering areas by geographical region and other data (such as past empires, holy lands, and ecology).

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AtoZ the USA: Vast information about the USA including maps, culture, climate, history, socio-economics and more.

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Global Road Warrior: Get deep content coverage in major topic areas of society and culture, travel, communications, business, trade, marketing, and security for 175 countries.

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Gale's Kids InfoBits provides authoritative, curriculum-aligned, age-appropriate digital content covering a broad range of educational topics.

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Oxford's Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and more.

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Local History - Research your heritage and the local area.

Ancestry Library: Powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world.

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Available in-library only

HeritageQuest is a source for finding out more about your family's history, the history of a local region, and genealogy research. It provides access to U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank depositor records.

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The Ohio Memory Archive: In collaboration with the Ohio Historical Society, the Way Public Library is in the process of scanning and archiving its photograph collection. This digital archive can be accessed through our web page by library users.

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Fold3 by Ancestry: Discover your family's military past by searching military records archives. Resources include pension files, death files, registers, cruise books, and more.

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ProQuest's African American Heritage is a groundbreaking new digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

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Local Newspaper Archive: Way Library recently digitized its microfilm collection of newspapers and other miscellaneous local history material. This microfilm collection can now be accessed online and electronically searched. This is a tremendous advancement over the microfilm, which lacked the searching capability of this new system.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps: Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

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