Cannon Free Library prides itself on providing relevant resources for our patrons through our partnership with the Four County Library System and many other providers.

To learn more about the electronic resources we offer at our library, check out our Computer Use and Internet Access page.

Online Resources

Four County Library System Online Portal

You can access the online library catalogue at or by entering your barcode and pin number in the “Review Your Account” button on the right hand sidebar of this website. Once you’ve logged onto you can view what books you have checked out, place holds through the InterLibrary Loan (ILL) system and access various online digital resources and research catalogues.

Online Digital Resources

Through the Four County Library System, Cannon Free Library patrons have access to digital resources like Overdrive (which allows you to access and download ebooks to a variety of devices) and Flipster (which allows you to access and download digital versions of various magazines).

To see how to access these and other online digital resources, check out our Online Tutorials Page.


Download the Hoopla app from the app store, and then visit to stream a movie, download an ebook or audio book or music album. Free! Thousands of titles from which to choose.

Research Catalogues

To learn how to access various research catalogues, check out our Research Page.

Visit the Library from Home

  • 4CLS provides access to a collection of high-quality, accurate, electronic resources.   *Indicates access to database requires a card from a Four County Library System subscribing library, all other databases are accessible without a 4CLS card but are restricted to NYS only.
  • (The resources below are not linked to this site. You must visit>Research Center to access them.)Business & FinanceBusiness Insights EssentialsCompany profiles, industry reports, and finance reports, plus more than 3900 business magazines and newspapers.

    *MorningstarIn-depth information about stocks, mutual funds, and investing.

    Children’s Periodicals

    eLibrary Elementary–Over 140 magazines and books as well as the American Heritage Dictionary.

    Kids InfoBits–Contains over 100 age-appropriate magazines for grades K-5.  Also includes Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, maps, flags, seals, charts, and graphs.

    Current Events, Magazines & Newspapers

    Digital Archive of the Afton Free Library–This digital archive covers the southeast area of Chenango County for the years 1876-1957 and is provided by the Afton Free Library.

    Digital Archives of the George F. Johnson Memorial Library–This digital archive covers publications in the Endicott area for the years 1856-1951.

    Digital Archives of the Guernsey Memorial Library –This digital archive covers the Norwich area for the years 1816-1938, and 2015-2016.

    *Flipster–A one-stop-shop for Digital Magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or tablet.

    InfoTrac Newsstand–Full-text newspapers, including the New York Times from 1995- and more than 1000 major US regional, national, and local newspapers.

    National Newspaper Index–Contains indexing of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and The Washington Post.

    NYS Historic Newspapers — This state wide project provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history.

    New York State Newspapers–A database of 33 major newspapers published in the State of New York. Opposing Viewpoints in Context–More than 13,000 pro/con viewpoints on current issues.

    Encyclopedias & Almanacs

    Britannica Academic:  Includes Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.

    Britannica Escolar: Accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students and students learning Spanish.

    Britannica School:  A source for all grades (Pre-K-12) and all reading abilities

    Research in Context: Contains magazines, newspapers, primary sources and videos for students in grades 6 to 8.


    Ancestry Library Edition  (available only in the library)–The leading genealogical resource for researching your family history. New York — Portions of pertaining to New York are free to NY state residents.  The New York State Archives partnered with Ancestry to digitize some NY state records of interest to genealogists.

    Family Search–Records, resources, and services; especially good for state census data.

    Fulton History–Access to more than 16 million pages of historical New York State newspapers as well as historical postcards.

    HathiTrust–HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world

    General Periodicals

    Academic One File–Multimedia research information, with an emphasis on the hard sciences, engineering, and business, as well as agriculture, criminal justice, environmental studies, pop culture, psychology, war, and terrorism.

    General One File–A comprehensive general-interest database with journal articles, as well as travel guides, transcripts from National Public Radio, and television video files.

    Health and Wellness

    *Consumer Health Complete –Consumer oriented health information covers all areas of health and wellness, including mainstream, holistic, and integrated treatments.

    Health Reference Center Academic -A medical database with journal articles, reference books, pamphlets, and online videos covering medicine, health, and nursing topics.

    Merck Manuals -The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

    Job Help & Practice Tests–Free DMV permit practice tests to help you prepare for the theory portion of your permit test.

    FreeTestPrep–Resources for preparing to take the ACT, SAT, and GED, including practice questions, flashcards, admissions essays, articles, and guides.

    *JobNow—  Live assistance for job seekers, plus an online resume lab, career resources, and test preparation for the GED and US Citizen Test.

    *Testing & Education Reference Center–An online interactive database of practice tests, including the GED, civil service, military, and more.


    *Transparent Languages Online-The most comprehensive language-learning solution for libraries. With this flexible program, you can quickly and easily learn new languages.

    Library Resources

    *Art Museum Image Gallery–More than 165 thousand images from around the world and dating back to 3000 B.C.E.  Includes images of sculptures, paintings, cartoons, textiles, posters, costumes and ceremonial clothes, glass, ceramics, and more.

    Best Free Reference Web Sites–An index to the best websites for reference work from the Reference and Users Services Association, a division of the American Library Association.

    Digital Library of America–A portal to digital information from libraries, archives, and museums, with access by timeline, format, map, and topic.

    *First Search Base Package from OCLC–A portal with access to WorldCat for 179+ million library records, ArticleFirst for the table of contents to more than 16 thousand journals, Proceedings, WorldCat Dissertations, and the Union List of Serials as well as citation indexes from ERIC, GPO, OIAster, and MEDLINE.


    *Literary Reference Center–Full-text reference works, books, and literary journals on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

    Spanish Language Resources

    La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre–A Spanish language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective with timelines, maps, and an events calendar.

    Teachers’ Resources

    EngageNY–Information on New York State’s P-12 Common Core Learning Standards.

    *Teacher Reference Center–An index to 260+ titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals and books.

    Educators Reference Complete:  Resource for educators and education students. Provides access to periodicals covering pre-school to college and most educational specialties.  Includes full-text for many titles cited in ERIC.