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Catalog & Research Tools

Online catalogs and research tools available in the library or anywhere you have internet access.

Search the Online Catalogs

Search the PALS Plus catalog for the collections of Ringwood and 17 other libraries.

Check your account or request renewals. Enter your library card number as your User ID and the last 4 digits of your phone number as your PIN.

If you can’t find what you want in the PALS Plus catalog, search JerseyCat to request materials from outside our system.

Pals Plus eLibrary
Audiobooks, eBooks and digital magazines to download to your computers and mobile devices. It’s all FREE.

New Jersey Library for the Blind and Handicapped
For library materials and services to any New Jersey resident who cannot read regular printed books due to any visual, physical or learning disability.

Open Borrowing
in Northern New Jersey

Your library card is good at many area libraries.

You have direct walk-in access to the collections of most public libraries in Passaic, Morris, Sussex, Warren, Essex, Middlesex, Union and Somerset Counties, as well as William Paterson University, Passaic County Community College, and Montclair University.

Job Search Tools

Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator Learn-a-Test
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator Job & Career Accelerator
Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process. Your Job-Related Resource Clearinghouse is a clearinghouse for job-related resources, support groups, and training available at libraries and other community centers across the state. continues to grow and will continue to offer a wealth of information to aid in the job-seeking efforts of New Jersey's unemployed and underemployed. A project of the NJ State Library.

Internet Research Tools

Go beyond Google and do your research using our extensive collection of databases.

  • Ringwood History — Upper Ringwood

    The Upper Ringwood Virtual Scrapbook and Museum explores the rich history of a vibrant community through photographs and family keepsakes.     This site was made possible through the efforts of Shirley DeFreese Van Dunk, Debbie Van Dunk, Betty Petak, Barbara Van Der Sluys, and all the members of the community who loaned us their family treasures to share with the world.

  • Ringwood History — The Writings of Minnie May Monks.

    An extensive collection of the original writings of Minnie May Monks, covering Ringwood and the surrounding area in the early 1900’s.

  • Jersey Clicks
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    Find information in full-text magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other resources for all subjects and age levels. Start here for the most extensive one-step search over hundreds of different databases allowing you to search them all with a single click. For a complete list of the databases in JerseyClicks, click on Custom Search on the opening page.

  • Novelist
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    A readers' advisory site where you can enter your favorite author, title, series or other criteria and get suggestions for other books you might like.

  • Reference USA
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    A detailed listing of 10.5 million businesses with the ability to search by company name, type of business, geography, business size and more.

  • Literary Reference Center
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    For research on authors, criticisms, literature periods and other related topics.

  • Learn-A-Test
    Take practice tests online. LearningExpress provides interactive learning to help you pass academic and licensing tests such as Civil Service, College Entrance, GED, Citizenship, Writing Skills and many more. You'll get immediate scoring, answer explanations and individualized analysis of your results. You will be asked to register by providing your e-mail address or a username of your choice and a password. Instructions for use of the service will follow registration.
  • Elibrary Elementary
    Designed especially for students from kindergarten through sixth grade, elibrary provides full text content in six media sources including magazines, newspapers, photographs, books, television transcripts, and maps.
    Children will find it easy to use and full of the information they need.
    • User Name: RINGREMOTE
    • Password: REMOTE001
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    A database that provides students with essays presenting multiple sides of current issues. 200 topics are represented ranging from affirmative action to stem cell research and many more.

  • Driver Education Tests

    Take NJ practice tests for your car, motorcycle or commercial license. Also contains online drivers’ manuals.

  • Genealogy Research

    World Vital Records A massive library with billions of Family History and Genealogy records, and millions of family trees. Access key collections: COMPLETE U.S. Federal Census images     and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records; millions of newspaper articles; unique, exclusive local and international collections.

  • Powerspeak Languages
    Outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number.

    An online interactive foreign language course. Reading, listening, and speaking are covered, as well as definitions, grammar and pronunciation. 10 languages including ESL.

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