Book Connections provides a suite of instructional resources for K-12 students, educators, and parents. Resources include audiobook readings, author videos, book discussion guides and lesson plans for over 40,000 books in English and Spanish.

Homework help in every K-12 subject and skill-building resources for adult learners. On demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning.

Features include:

  • Homework Help Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • World Languages Lab /Spanish-Speaking Support

​​​​​​​This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Estudiantes! Busca biografícas e información sobre lugares y cosas. Mira los videos y animaciones para aprender más. Encuentra respuestas rápdias y ayuda con la tarea. Descubre mapas, fotos e ilustraciones para proyectos escolares. Y mucho más! 

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities.  It offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High School students.

CultureGrams® is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. CultureGrams provides country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver a one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available, so you can be sure you're offering only the very best, most current information to staff and students. 

Use your Library card number to access this resource from anywhere. 

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies provides detailed information on current environmental issues and processes from both a scientific and a social standpoint suitable for high school students. Reference works, multimedia materials, newspapers, and magazines provide a wide range of content to support all learners.

Gale Interactive: Science allows secondary students to manipulate and explore models focused on Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Human Anatomy. Join this session to review the content, navigation, and model exploration within this engaging resource.

Gale’s National Geographic Kids provides access to videos, pictures, and books from National Geographic, as well as every page of National Geographic Kids Magazine. Join this webinar to explore content, navigation tools, and tips to integrate into learning.

Homework Central provides one-click access to research databases such as ProQuest Research Companion, SIRS Discovery, SIRS Issue Researcher, eLibrary, ProQuest unified, and CultureGrams.  These databases provide premium content related to key curricular standards, full-text and historical newspapers and magazines, and multimedia resources to help students and teachers complete assignments, find information, and develop literacy skills. 

Use your Library card number to access from anywhere. 

Hoopla Digital offers eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies and television shows--all available on your computer, tablet, eReader, or mobile device.  You can download up to 5 items per month.   

Download the Hoopla Digital app from your device's app store or visit the Hoopla Digital page to create your account.  Register using your library card and e-mail address.

Questions?  Check out the Hoopla FAQ page to help you get started or their video support channel to find answers! 

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app. You can even send and read your borrowed eBooks to your Kindle eReader! It’s free and easy to get started. (Formerly known as OverDrive)

Read popular books online about the Missions of California using Follett's digital reader.

The user name and password are both "Missions".

Get unlimited access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.

Titles include: 

- The Guardian
- Bloomberg Businessweek
- Chicago Tribune
- Newsweek
- Daily Mail
- China Daily
- La Razon

Download the PressReader app or view online.  

To get started:

  • Click sign in
  • Search for and select the Alhambra Library
  • Enter your library card number and PIN

An online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related non-fiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

ProQuest Schools and Educators Complete eBook Central offers a foundational base of more than 12,900 downloadable ebooks for K-12 students and teachers that are available anytime and anywhere.  Books can be downloaded or read online and are available in multiple languages such as Spanish and both simplified and traditional Chinese. 

Key topics for students include history, art, science, music, math, computers, literature, writing, religion, and fiction.

Teachers benefit from such subjects as common core, classroom management, curriculum planning, educational technology, tests and measurements; child development, psychology and disabilities, and more.

Log in using your Library card to access to this database from anywhere. 

An online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music, and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.