delcolibrariesReference Resources

Your Delaware County Libraries card  provides online access to 34 databases including newspapers, EBSCO, career and business resources, homework help, foreign language learning, family history, health, and general research.

Tax Information

PA Department of Revenue Forms The local IRS office is on 1400 N. Providence Rd, Media,
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm (closed 1-2 for lunch) Ph:( 610) 891-6002

IRS  Taxes Home page    Download 1040 Form     1040 Instructions

To Download other Forms  click here

Free Tax Preparation help for low and moderate income taxpayers (VITA), especially those age 60 and older.
AARP Free Tax Help locator.  Free Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site locator  or call 1-888-227-7669

Job Resources

Career and job related resources, such as resume/cover letter builders and interview coaches can be found here. You will need your library card to login.

Language Resources

Your DCLS library card provides free access to Pronunciator‘s interactive online courses for 163 languages and courses for English as a second language learners. Click here to login with your card.

ESL Resources

GCF Free Learn English online

GCF Learn to Read activities

GCF 125  Tutorials List

Readers’ Advisory Service

Email us at: what you like to read, or tell us genres, subjects, authors you like, and we’ll pick a stack of books for you. A Blind Date with a Book!  Include your DELCO Libraries barcode and phone number.
Don’t have a library card, get one here!

Book Review and Rating Sites

General Reference

All general reference questions (Libby/Overdrive, obituaries, research, and more) can be directed to

Media Historic Archives

frank leesThe Media Borough Historic Archives created by Frank Lees over a period of 40 years is housed at the Media-Upper Providence Free Library. It contains more than 1,300 old photographs, newspapers and newspaper clippings, some dating back to the early 1800’s.

There is also a large collection of local post cards, pamphlets, old deeds and legal papers, including a complete history of the Borough of Media and the Police and Water departments. The collection also houses photos and historic documents of Upper Providence and Nether Providence townships. Search the collection online through the PASCL (Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries)

To schedule a time to view the archives, please contact one of the following:
Pat Lemly @ 610-891-0641 or Adam Levine at