South Charleston Public Library Resources


South Charleston Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit  to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.

WV Deli

WV DELI Cafe for Teens
WV DELI Cafe for Kids

WV DELI is an online database for downloadable books, audiobooks, videos, and more.   The digital media services, known as the West Virginia Digital Entertainment Library Initiative  are with member libraries from across the state of West Virginia.


Freegal is a downloadable and streaming music service offered by the library. The service works on PC’s, Macs as well as iOS and Android mobile devices using the Freegal app. Every patron is able to download 5 songs per week every week.
In addition to the weekly downloads, EVERY cardholder at the library are able to stream 3 hours of ad-free
music EVERY day!

RB Digital, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.   Browse from your library’s collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


OneClickdigital is a downloading service featuring eBooks and professionally narrated English- and Spanish-language audiobooks for adults, children and young adults.



Charleston Daily Mail – 1996 to July 2015
Charleston Gazette – 1997 to July 2015
State Journal – 2004 to current
Herald-Dispatch – 1999 to current

Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with this collection of full-text West Virginia newspapers.


Novel List

ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance.

WV Info Depot is a one-stop site for various resources that you might need.  If you are looking for information resources – MasterFile Premier and Newspaper Search , health or medical information – Consumer Health Complete and Clio is your guide to the history around you.

Looking for your next book?

Looking for something good to read or a recommendation?  NoveList provides author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reviews, and more.

Looking for a new job?  Want help updating your resume?  Learning Express’s Job and Career Accelerator has the tools and expert advice to get you started.

Learning Express is proud to present a number of online test preparation courses and practice tests.  If you are trying to get ready for tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE, ASVAB, Civil Service and many other tests, this is a great resource.

E-WV, the online version of the WV Encyclopedia,  showcases West Virginia’s history, culture, and people. It is innovative with audio and video, hundreds of illustrations, maps, time lines, and other features.

Looking Up a Word in The WWWebster Dictionary and Thesaurus is very easy.  Time tested and indispensable – even in the age of spell check, the dictionary link will quickly help you along.

These WV practice tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test and the senior citizens’ refresher test. The written part of those tests in West Virginia is the same.

The West Virginia Archaeological Society donated a major collection to the Library. Archaeologists interested in the history of the area will find this research-oriented collection most useful, however it is open to anyone.

Kids Catalog and Links

Teen Links

Community Service Hours

Adult Catalog and Links

Kids Catalog

Are you trying to find another book to read?   Is there something you want to learn more about?  Check out  NoveList Plus for K-8, Scholastic Go!, or Kids Search.

Do you have a project or paper you have to complete for school?  Are you trying to find another book to read?   Is there something you want to learn more about?  Do you need homework help or to practice college entrance tests?
Check out School Center, College PrepCollege Center, MasterFile Premier .

SCPL welcomes students who are working on their community service hours for high school graduation. Please contact the Youth Services Dept. @ 304-744-6561

Adult Catalog

Are you trying to conduct research for a paper or project at college or for work?  Are you trying to find another book to read?   Is there something you want to learn more about?  Do you need to practice college entrance tests or need career help?  Check out Adult Learning,College Center, MasterFile Premier,Job/Career Accelerator, Computer Skills, or more.