Free Legal Documents for Library Users

How many times have you been asked to help a library patron download/print a legal form, only to hit a paywall? While many sites advertise legal forms, few of them offer any for free. (And can patrons even trust the ones that are free??)

Fortunately, Gale Legal Forms provides FREE, TRUSTWORTHY forms specifically for Pennsylvania residents.

What forms can you find?

  • Wills
  • Affidavits
  • Rental Agreements/Leases
  • Contracts of Sale
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Power of Attorney
  • Divorce
  • Invoice Templates
  • and so much more!

You don’t have to have a law degree to know where to find trusted forms! Gale is your go-to for US Legal Forms.

Richelle @ Sewickley Public Library

Continue ReadingFree Legal Documents for Library Users

New updates for Magazines in Libby!



Libby will soon introduce the following enhancements to how users discover and enjoy magazines:
One tap to read: When a reader discovers a magazine anywhere in the app, they can open it and start reading with one tap.

Streamlined access: Instead of appearing alongside eBook and audiobook loans, magazines will be moved to a new dedicated section of the Shelf summary, called the Magazine Rack. From the Magazine Rack, users will see the latest issue of their magazine subscriptions and any other issues they choose to check out.

Easier subscriptions: Users can subscribe to magazines via a new, convenient Subscribe option from magazine search results and title details pages. When a new issue is released, it will automatically be added to the user’s Magazine Rack.

Improved discovery: From the Magazine Rack, users can navigate to the Newsstand, a new view of a user’s recently opened issues and other popular magazine titles in your collection.

Hope these changes roll out soon, because they all sound GREAT!

–Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library
Continue ReadingNew updates for Magazines in Libby!

Changes to POWER Library

POWER Library is in the process of changing their eResouces line up. They have dropped several of their Gale offerings and are going to add in some Ebsco and ProQuest resources.

The Gale resources they have discontinued are

Gale Academic OneFileGale Environmental Studies (GREENR)Gale InfoTrac Student Edition
Gale Books & AuthorsGale General OneFileGale LitFinder
Gale Business InsightsGale Health & WellnessGale News
Gale Educator’s Reference CompleteGale Informe AcademicoGale Topic Collections

They have also discontinued Cybersmarts

We have removed the discontinued resources from the eLibrary site. If you link directly to any of these resources on your library’s website, please remove these resources as they no longer work.

POWER Library has not announced the full line up of new resources yet. POWER Library anticipates the resources will be available for libraries to add to our websites in late September. We will share a list of the upcoming resources once we receive them.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

~ Hilary Lewis, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Continue ReadingChanges to POWER Library

Tutor.com Training Session

It’s important to understand the different databases and learning tools at your disposal. Join us on Tuesday, August 22 at 11 am to learn more about Tutor.com and all of the features within it. This will be a comprehensive 30 minute overview of Tutor.com and will strengthen your ability to guide patrons when they approach you with questions. Please stick around for the Q&A session at the end!

Register to join the live session, or to receive a link to the recording to watch at your availability.

Click here to register

-Erin Weaver, Bridgeville Public Library

Continue ReadingTutor.com Training Session