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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.
The Braille Institute offers free talking book and periodical services, book and periodical titles in Braille, descriptive videos, and other services to eligible library users.
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.
A series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 through 8. California Fact Cards covers California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum of California.
Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Preparation Center and begin your path to a bright future.
Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.
The College Center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.
Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in the Computer Skills Center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular software programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design and more.
CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, and are footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by 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. 
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research.  Content includes journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, dissertations and theses, and books dating back to 1966.
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. 
Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia is a general encyclopedia covering a wide variety of topics. 
Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams, the High School Equivalency Center's practice tests, interactive tutorials, and e-books will help you reach your goal.
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. 
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 to succeed in today's job market. Don't wait. Get started now!
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.
MagillOnLiterature Plus offers biographical information on over 1,500 authors of fiction, poetry, drama, and philosophy as well as editorially- reviewed critical analyses and plot summaries of the most studied works in the history of literature.
Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.
MasterFILE Complete contains full-text articles covering general reference, business, education, science, and much more.  In addition, MasterFILE Premier also provides access to biographies, full-text reference books, primary source documents, as well as a collection of photos, maps, and flags.
Read popular books online about the Missions of California using Follett's digital reader. The user name and password are both "Missions".
Complimentary access to the New York Times online. Register with your email address and password and enjoy all the New York Times digital content--including free access to the New York Times app. Access at the library on your own device while connected to the Library's wi-fi, or use one of our public computers.  When away from the library, use the home link to activate a code for free access for 24 hours. You can click the link below for a new code every 24 hours.  
Proquest eLibrary is a multidisciplinary database designed for students and educators at high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and obscure research topics. The content, which is all full text, includes books, magazines, journals, newspapers, photographs, transcripts, and videos. Subject coverage includes: Business Education General Interest Health Language Arts Science Social Science Use your library card number to log in from anywhere.
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
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.
Tuition Funding Sources is a website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.
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.
Available during the Library emergency closure, TumbleMath is a K-6 math ebook database with activities, quizzes, and more.  
USA Learns free online citizen course helps you prepare for all parts of the naturalization interview.  Includes lessons on the steps required for citizenship, as well as vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Just create an account to get started today!