Library offers free online driver permit practice tests

Did you know that 72 percent of people fail their Department of Motor Vehicles driving test the first time? In partnership with, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., now offers free Pennsylvania driver permit practice tests at, by selecting “Online Resources.”

Patrons can take the free sample permit tests, as many times as needed, until they are ready to take the real DMV test.

The site offers practice tests for cars and motorcycles, along with drivers’ handbooks.

There are multiple versions of each test, which vary from 20 to 150 questions long, with questions that are similar or often identical to the real DMV test. The practice tests offer hints, detailed explanations and immediate feedback, along with questions about fines, limits, regulations, road signs and citations.

No library card number or personal information is needed. This resource also is great for anyone looking to brush up on his or her knowledge of Pennsylvania’s traffic laws. A helpful frequently asked questions section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.

This free service supports the statewide information literacy initiative of PA Forward, which helps citizens know how to use online resources and current technology to improve their education and fully participate in a digital society.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 24/7 at