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Library Access

Library Access budget line within the state budget provides support to several critical components to library service in Pennsylvania – POWER Library and Interlibrary Delivery Service. The State Library administers these funds.
The Interlibrary Delivery Service of Pennsylvania (IDS) is member organization of libraries committed to providing a cost effective and efficient delivery service linking all types of libraries to support timely resource sharing throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, along with out-of-state PALCI members who choose to become members of IDS.
The POWER Library ( is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer.   It is here that all Pennsylvanians can locate the statewide catalog of library resources as well as the electronic resources acquired by the Commonwealth for all.  Interlibrary loan is also supported through this funding. 
It also supports Chat with a Librarian, Pennsylvania's statewide 24/7 live Chat reference service—free to all residents of Pennsylvania