Visit our archives - at the library or from home!
Patrons can access the library's local history collection online or by stopping in! If you'd like to make an appointment to come in and browse through the non-circulating items in our collection, call the library 48 hours in advance to ensure that someone will be available to help you when you stop in.

myBenefits is your key to New York state's programs and services.
The instructions are brief and there are easy guides to access programs and apply for services.

CourtHelp: A New York State Court Help Resource
CourtHelp is a free database designed to help New York State residents with either representing themselves in court or filing legal paperwork. Users can either make a selection from the categories provided to get an overview of what each dispute entails, or go to the DIY Forms section to get free downloadable forms.

MedlinePlus: Your source for authoritative health information
The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, created and maintains MedlinePlus to assist you in locating authoritative health information.
MedlinePlus contain carefully selected links to Web resources with health information on over 975 topics. These include links to current news and references to latest health professional articles on your topic.
MedlinePlus offers health topic information, a medical encyclopedia, medical dictionary, drug and supplement information and more.
NIH Senior Health: Health and wellness information for older adults
NIH Senior Health is the premier federal health and wellness website for older adults, from the National Institutes of Health.
Health information is one of the key topics that older adults search for online. By pairing authoritative health information with an easy-to-use design, NIH Senior Health uniquely serves a population increasingly interested in health issues but unfamiliar with how to access this information on the Internet.
The content is geared toward the health interests of people 60 and older. Visitors to the site will find information on healthy aging and ways to prevent and treat aging-related diseases, as well as tips on medical care and personal safety. To accommodate the different ways older adults assimilate information, NIH Senior Health presents its content in a variety of formats, including background information, quizzes, videos, and frequently asked questions.
Get a hand with your college search!
The Online College Database provides the information you need in your college research and selection process.

Research your next big buy here!
The Wallkill Public Library offers Wallkill patrons free online access to Patrons can ask at the circ desk for the username and password. Please have your library card number available if you're calling from home - this database is for RCLS members only.
Cruise through your permit test! offers free DMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver's license! Check it out today!

Ulster County InfoPortal
[Certain sites require a username (which is ulster) and password, which you can get by calling the circ desk at 895-3707.] allows users to search records, stories, publications, photos and maps at, which also features the complete 1930 U.S. Federal Census.

BrainPOP features Science, Math, English, Health and Technology subjects that correspond to National Science, English and Math Standards for grades 3-8. Topics contain a 2-4 minute Animated Movie, an Interactive Quiz, an Experiment, a Comic Strip, a How-to hands on application, a Timeline and a printable Activity Page.

BrainPOP Jr. provides educational movies and homework help for K-3
students. Each animated movie has quizzes, games, vocabulary, and
activities for kids. BrainPOP Jr. is a great resource for teachers and
homeschools, offering lesson plans and lesson ideas that develop
critical thinking and inquiry skills.
BrainPOP ofrece materias de ciencias, matemáticas, inglés, salud y
tecnología que corresponden a las Normas Nacionales de Ciencias, Inglés y
Matemáticas para los grados del tercero al octavo. Los temas contienen
una Película Animada de 2 a 4 minutos de duración, un Cuestionario
Interactivo, un Experimento, una Tira Cómica, una Sección de Consejos
Prácticos, un Paseo por el Tiempo y un Crucigrama Imprimible.

Gale offers:Test preparation for high school exams including AP, GED, HSPT and more, including: College prep tools to practice for the SAT, PSAT, and ACT: Scholarship and college search to assist you in getting into the school of your dreams: Video tutorials to help you get started.

HeritageQuest is for genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.

The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007).
Mango gives users a fun, interactive means of learning a foreign language fast. Lessons are available in more than 45 foreign languages and 15 ESL courses.

Tumblebooks gives users access to great children's books, which they can either read themselves or have read to them.


Educational tools
Students and kids can access a wealth of online resources and reference databases - including magazine, newspaper, and journal articles - all for free through Ramapo Catskill Library System's Reference and Magazine Article Databases.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints is a valuable resource that covers today's latest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change and other controversial or talked-about topics. 

eLibrary Elementary
eLibrary Elementary offers more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts, plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites, and more for elementary school students.

Resources for caregivers
Discover a wealth of information on how to manage caregiving and its challenges, as well as help coping with conditions such as Alzheimer's, managing expenses with the help of Medicare and Medicaid, and much more with this helpful compilation of federal resources

Looking for a new career?
JobNow is an invaluable resource offered AT NO COST to our library patrons! Get job coaching, resume tips, and much more!
Visit the largest library in the world
The Library of Congress offers millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps, and manuscripts in its collections
Are you visually impaired?
The Talking Book and Braille Library lends audio and braille books and magazines, as well as listening equipment, to residents of 55 upstate New York counties.