Resources

Resources

Looking for answers? Simply curious? Whether you are gathering facts for a research assignment, exploring new business opportunities, or keeping current with the vibrant Delray Beach community, the Library is your connection to a wide world of information. With free access to excellent research databases and expert staff guidance you are ensured to find the facts.

Text, email, or chat with a librarian using Florida’s newest and largest collaborative online reference service. Ask A Librarian takes customer service to a new level by offering fast, reliable, easy-to-use online reference assistance from anywhere via text, email and online chat.

Delray Beach Public Library reference librarians are available by chat and email during the library’s operating hours, Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 8pm, Thursday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm, and Sunday (September – May) from 1pm to 5pm.

Statewide librarians are available Monday through Thursday from 10am to midnight, and Friday & Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

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The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) offers access to magazines, journals, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, reference books, and the Ask a Librarian reference service, all for free to Florida residents.

Directory of government, social service, entertainment, news, and other information resources in Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, and beyond.

AtoZdatabases is the premier reference and marketing database used by library, academic, and government institutions throughout the U.S. This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household in the U.S.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access AtoZdatabases.

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Brainfuse offers a suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. HelpNow includes live homework help, a writing lab, and a comprehensive adult learning center.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access this free resource.

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Build your resume, practice your job interview techniques, or start searching for your future career.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access this free resource.

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Get help with assignments in all subject areas at all grade levels, create study groups, or prepare for college entrance exams.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access this free learning resource.

Thousands of local jobs are at your fingertips with Jobview, a self-service employment application that simplifies the job search process by allowing users to find daily, updated local regional and national jobs from a simple user interface that is purpose built for one task – search and apply for jobs.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access this free resource.

Access a demographic report on any geography — or compare multiple geographies — for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required. Your library card number is your password for DemographicsNow.

A joint project with the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Florida Atlantic University Research Division, the Small Business Development Center satellite office is located on the 2nd floor of the Library.

Since 1976 the Florida Small Business Development Center Network has provided consulting to thousands of entrepreneurs in the state of Florida through a network of 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West. The newest office is located in the Delray Beach Public Library to serve the needs of Delray’s growing small business community. Whether you are an existing business or considering launching a new endeavor, a few of the many services provided include guidance on market research and expansion, business plan development, financial analysis and feasibility assessment. Consultation is a no-cost service paid for by your local, state and federal tax dollars.

To arrange for a private consultation, follow this link and register your interest. Once we receive your request, a member of the team will contact you to set up a meeting.

In addition, look for our SBDC Learning Series on the Delray Beach Public Library Calendar.

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With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, and more. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing.

Click here to download OverDrive instructions, or click here to learn about the new Libby app for Overdrive. If you have questions about Overdrive or Libby, please call the Reference Desk at (561) 266-0196 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Delray Beach Public Library card holders can borrow up to 5 titles from Hoopla each month. Choose from a large selection of audiobooks, comic books, ebooks, music, movies, and more.

All you need to get started is an Internet connection and a Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing. If you need any help using hoopla, please call the Reference Desk at (561) 266-0196 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

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Want to learn a new language? Mango languages creates language learning experiences for libraries, schools, corporations, government agencies and individuals. Over 80 languages are available to explore, learn or master on this dynamic database.

A Delray Beach Public Library card in good standing is required to access this free language learning database.