Online Research Tools

Ancestry Library
Access census and other records for genealogical research. This databases is only available within our library.

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Corfacts - Reach nearly 65,000 New Jersey Businesses, Top Officers, Plant Managers, HR Contacts, Buyers. Create Mailing Lists, Prospect Lists, or Update Your Contact Database.  Corfacts Remote Access - Outside of the library access

Ebsco - the platform for many well-known library databases such as Novelist,  History Reference Center, and more.  Ebsco Remote Access - Outside of the Library. Accessible from anywhere with your LBFPL card number (no spaces).

Global Road Warrior
Access all kinds of pertinent, up to date travel data for locations worldwide. From maps to restaurant information there is just about anything the global traveler needs to know.

eBooks from Ebsco - thousands of online books

Jersey Clicks
A new statewide portal featuring full- text databases in business, health, education and more.  With your library card you can search full text magazines, journals and encyclopedias. 


Job and Career Accelerator
the industry's most comprehensive, online job search system that puts job seekers on the Fast Track to getting hired. You must have a library card to register. If you do not have one, please visit the library to receive your free card today. 

JANUARY'S Online Resource


                                    FUN SCHOOL

            Are your kids bored and driving you crazy? Want something your child can do when it’s too cold to play outside?  Go to the Long Branch Free Public Library’s website at and click on the “Children’s” tab.  In the middle of the screen, you will see a green block, with the library’s children’s programs listed.  To the right of that block is a photograph of a child, with contact information for Children’s Services Manager Linda Wurzel.  Below all of that are two circles labeled “Games” and “LB Schools.”  If you click on “Games,” you will find links to several dozen websites.  These sites provide access to a variety of games.  Some of them are educational; others are just for fun. 

            Fun School is a Disney site. At the top of the screen, you will see ten links and a search box.  Since I want to introduce you to the games, you can explore these links on your own.  Below these links are six more links: “Disney Games,” “Mobile Apps,” “Video Games,” “Disney Infinity,” “Club Penguin,” and “More Games.”  Prominently displayed below all of the links are colorful pictures showcasing a wide variety of games.  Before your kids start clicking on these, you need to be aware that you must pay to play some of the games.  But not to fear!  There are plenty of free games.  Just scroll down to the games shown below the “Club Penguin” game and the “Featured Game.”

Club Penguin requires that you subscribe as a member in order to be able to download games.  A Club Penguin game is the first game your child will see.  Directly below that is the “Featured Game,” which you can buy through the App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone, Windows Store, and Amazon App Store.  Prices for “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the featured game in December, vary according to the platform on which your child will use it.  Prices per game are under $5, but you may want to set a budget if your child wants more than one game.

The next game is “Code with Anna and Elsa.”  This is an excellent free educational  game that will teach your child how to write computer code.  I spent an hour or so on this.  I completed 20 lessons and printed out a certificate to prove it. Your child can also print out screen shots of his or her creations.  Since schools are now teaching elementary school children to write code, you may want your child to try this game.  Below “Code with Anna and Elsa” are 11 groups of games.  These are not designed to be educational, but you may find that your child’s hand-eye coordination and other skills improve while he or she is having fun.  Just click on “play.”  Some of the games give your child the opportunity to place objects on a background to create a picture.  The picture can be printed.           






Kovels - New
Visit this to sign up for a free account for access to information about antiques and  collectibles  including price.

Learning Express - Learn A Test
Take practice tests in the following areas: GED, Basic Skills, Civil Service, Cosmetology, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), Firefighter, Law Enforcement,  Military,  Online Courses  (SAT Preparation), Postal Services, Real Estate, Teaching,  and US Citizenship.  You must register with a valid library card number. 


Learn a new language with this interactive database that provides step by step lesson plans for 38 different languages. This database features ESL lessons for Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese speakers. 


Zinio Magazine Service

Sign in to read current issues of many, many magazines in their entirety.