(Library Edition – Free if used inside library)

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Digital Comic Museum

Discover your ancestors with Ancestry.Com. Start a family tree, browse census records and more online.

Digital Comic Museum is the best site for downloading FREE public domain Golden Age Comics. All files have been researched by their staff and users to make sure they are copyright free and in the public domain. To start downloading just register an account and enjoy these great comic books. There is no charge per download and the goal of the project is to archive these comic books online and make them widely available.

Infobase eBooks

Please note: the username for this service is monessen, and the password is pl2011. Infobase eBooks are Web-based versions of Infobase Publishing’s outstanding print reference books. As one of America’s leading providers of educational materials to the school and library market, Infobase offers students, librarians, and educators authoritative, reliable resources supporting the curriculum across a wide range of subject areas. There are more than 1,800 current and backlist Infobase titles available. Going forward, almost all of our new publications will be available in both print and eBook formats; meaning we will be introducing hundreds of new eBooks on a regular basis.

Newspaper Archive –
(Library Edition – Free if used inside library)

Please note: the username for this service is monpub, and the password is newspaper database contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

New Books

Explore the library’s selection of new books!


Power Library The POWERLibrary project allows you to access thousands of full text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, plus photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference materials.

Overdrive eBook Service

Welcome to the Next Generation of your library’s digital collection! We’ve made it faster and more intuitive to connect you to the books you love. Through the Westmoreland Library Network, OVERDRIVE is available to valid cardholders who are registered at Monessen Public Library.

Catalog Search

Over 700,000 items are available to you with your Westmoreland Library Network card. Your card entitles you to order items from 21 libraries in Westmoreland County and have them delivered to the Monessen Public Library, AT NO COST!

Note: You will need to have a VALID LIBRARY CARD to access the library’s wifi (wireless) network.