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Discover all kinds of other ways to search for helpful information on any subject! The following links offer you great tools beyond Google to help you find the info you need for a class project, area of interest, or updates on the latest happenings in the world!

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Resources available on the Erie County Public Library website:

  • My Idea Lab (available to those who have a valid library card)
    • Develop your ideas, learn design skills, and spark your entrepreneurial spirit. A hands-on collaborative space for you to explore.
      • Idea Lab Makerspace: Design, create, and build using shared equipment. Try out our 3D printers, sewing machines, vinyl cutter, design software, and more.
      • Media Lab: Record music, video, podcasts, and more in our digital media lab.
      • Community Classroom: Learn new skills from our library team and community experts.This room comfortably seats up to 30 people.
      • Collaboratory 102 & 103: Small groups can meet and work collaboratively on projects and ideas. This space comfortably seats up to five people.
      • Job & Career Resources and Support: Access a curated collection of job and career resources. Meet with our community partners who will help you navigate your career path.
    • Databases, Ebooks & More - provides links recommended by librarians to many free Web resources.

Your library ID for this site is "ihs".
This site provides opposing viewpoints on any topic you may be researching.

Facts on File - Modern World History Online 
You will need the IHS username and password. Please see the Library Aide.

POWER LIBRARY - School access
Can be used only within the IHS facility.

 - Out-of-school access
Must have Erie County Public Library barcode number from your Public Library card.

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