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Free Wireless InternetThe Union Township Public Library provides free Wireless Internet service at our three locations, during our hours of operation. To access the WiIi on your mobile device, stop by the front desk and ask for the current password.

The Union Township Public Library’s Anti-Slavery Collection contains materials that document the struggle to end slavery, and Ripley’s unique history as an Underground Railroad site. View a selected list of titles from the collection online.

The Russellville Branch Library holds a collection of materials on Ulysses S. Grant, whose boyhood home is in nearby Georgetown, Ohio.

Ohio Digital LibraryDownload eBooks, audio books, music, magazines, and stream video from the Ohio Digital Library. Your library card gives you 24/7 access to borrow 200,000 digital titles, including current bestsellers. Get started at ohioebooks.org with your library card number and PIN. Install the free OverDrive Media app on your tablet or smartphone to download content.
Newspaper Archives of Ripley, OhioThe Union Township Public Library has digitized historic newspaper archives from Ripley, Ohio, from 1824 through the present. Search by keyword, or browse by newspaper and date. Use the Advanced Search tool to match exact phrases, exclude terms, and limit by city, title, or date. Download an entire page, or crop and print the section of interest. Read more.
Ancestry.comAncestry.com is a powerful genealogy research tool that lets you search through thousands of historic records, including census documents, birth, death, and marriage documents, and more. Visit the Union Township Public Library to access the library’s subscription to Ancestry Library edition. Ancestry Library is only available in the library.
NuWav Legal DocumentsNuWav offers legal documents tailored for Ohio residents. Search for the form you need, customize it for your circumstances, and print your legal document. NuWav offers forms ready to use for common needs including lease agreements, wills, power of attorney, divorce, custody, bankruptcy, medical, and more. Enter your library card number to begin.
Explora ResearchExplora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories. Use Explora like an encyclopedia to quickly find up-to-date information about any topic.
Ebsco ResearchEBSCOhost from Academic Search Premier offers access to thousands of full-text articles from scholarly journals and publications. Use the online search tool to find full-text articles, graphs, maps, illustrations, photographs, and other content from scholarly journals. Download full-text articles, and access correct citations in multiple formats.
KidZoneKidZone is a collection of librarian tested, kid approved links to online games, learning activities, and research tools that help kids develop literacy skills, organized by subject. The games and learning resources listed in KidZone are some of the same resources kids access through the libraries’ Early Literacy Stations. Dive in, and explore, learn, and play!
Accelerated Reader BookFinderIf your school gives reading assignments based on Accelerated Reader levels and points, use the Accelerated Reader BookFinder to search for books, authors, and series that interest you. Search the Library Catalog Reading Room to find books the library owns by Accelerated Reader level.
Learning Express LibraryLearning Express Library gives you access to test preparation material, practice tests, and skill building courses. Prepare for the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, career preparation tests, ESL, citizenship, and refresh English and math skills. To create a free account to track your progress, create an Ohio Means Jobs web account.
NoveListNoveList Plus is a powerful reading recommendation tool. Search by series, genre, audience, subject matter, reading level, and more. NoveList is a flexible tool for readers, educators, and parents. Create a free account to make lists, view personalized recommendations, and save your search history. Use your library card number to log in.
Ohio Web Library is a directory of online research resources, provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents. Access database subscriptions provided by public libraries, including WorldBook, Consumer Reports, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Report, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, Literary Reference Center, and more. Special resources include Ohio-specific guides to identify trees, snakes, and arrowheads.
Science Online is a learning reference center that offers lesson plans, science experiments, research help, encyclopedia articles, citation help, worksheets, and more.