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 and entertainment databases, you are ensured to find the facts.

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RBdigital offers audiobooks and full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops and mobile devices. Our collection of popular digital magazines includes current and back issues, with no holds, no waiting, no fines.

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to create an RBdigital account on your first visit. Then log in to read magazines online, or search for the RBdigital app in your device’s app store.

Text, email, or chat with a librarian using Florida’s 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 resource used by library, academic, and government institutions throughout the U.S. The simple, user-friendly, web-based database provides details on every business and every household in the U.S.

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to log in to 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.

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to log in to Brainfuse HelpNow.

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

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to log in to Brainfuse JobNow.

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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.

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to log in to Brainfuse LearnNow.

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.

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.

Your Delray Beach Public 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 an active Delray Beach Public Library card.

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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Choose from a large selection of audiobooks, comic books, ebooks, music, movies, television shows, and more.

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

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Mango Languages prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in more than 70 languages, including English.

Use your Delray Beach Public Library card to log in to Mango Languages.