Alhambra Civic Center Library

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Check out and read e-books using your library card for free without leaving home.
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.
Estudiantes! Busca biografícas e información sobre lugares y cosas. Mira los videos y animaciones para aprender más. Encuentra respuestas rápdias y auda 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. 
Explora Primary School helps elementary school children find database information for reports and research. Simple search functions and high quality articles help K-8 students find database information. Easy-to-browse categories, topic overviews, and short videos provide information that you can use at home or on the go with the mobile-friendly design. 
Explora Secondary School helps middle school and high school students with reports and research. Simple search functions and high quality articles help students in grades 9-12 find database information. Easy-to-browse categories, topic overviews, and short videos provide information that you can use at home or on the go with the mobile-friendly design. 
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse high quality digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines.
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia covering a wide variety of topics. 
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 8 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! 
LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books 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.
Read popular books online about the Missions of California using Follett's digital reader. The user name and password are both "Missions".
Primary Search is designed for the elementary school students and provides full-text access to more than 50 popular magazines dating back to 1990.  Lexile reading levels are also included.
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 for access to this database from anywhere. 
The resources in the School Center provide skill-building for classroom and homework success. The school center helps students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.
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.