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Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Please note this resource is only available in the Library.

Auto Repair Source and Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Discover the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.


Find detailed repair guides for all types of small engines. Offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs such as engine and transmission disassembly. Search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.


Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABC’s and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read aloud with words highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!


E-books and E-audiobooks are available to all library patrons in the Altoona District which includes Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon County.


Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, comics, movies, music, television, and magazines are available to all Federated Library System of Bedford County library patrons.

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive is offered through the Federated Library System of Bedford County! Check out a range of Pennsylvania papers over the years. If you are in the library click here to access Newspaper Archive.


If you are at home, visit the Bedford County Library website (click here); locate the Newspaper Archive heading; and use the link provided.  YOU MUST HAVE A LIBRARY CARD TO ACCESS. 

PA Job Resources

The Pennsylvania Job Resources page on the POWER Library Portal offers links to resources that provide:

Thousands of job openings to match job-seekers and employers

Credible workforce and economic statistics

Career and college planning

The Pennsylvania Career Guide


All Power Kids E-Resources.

POWER Library

POWER Library e-resources provide access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference material for Pennsylvanians of all ages.


All Power Teens E-Resources.


Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.

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