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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
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Phone
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
Hours
Monday-Friday
10am to 8pm
Saturday
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday
E-mail
library@prcity.com

Study Center
3600 Oak Street
Suite 101
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Phone
(805) 237-4743
Hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Library Services

ONLINE RESOURCE DATABASES

Please click on the name of the online database and type in your 14-digit library card number when prompted. Subscriptions to these databases are funded by the Friends of the Library and the Library Foundation.

Financial Aid

Tuition Funding Source

Description

Includes information on scholarships, careers, searching for the right college, online degrees, and student loans.
Test Preparation and Skill-Building

LearningExpress Library™
Access available inside City Library or to remote users with a Paso Robles library card. Not available from Library Catalog computers.

Description

The LearningExpress Library™ online learning platform provides over 300 of the most up-to-date test-preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams as well as to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math. In addition, job-skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The innovative platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring and diagnostic feedback and can be accessed from computers at the Paso Robles City Library, and from home with your Paso Robles library card. You will be asked to set up your own account. Please use your Paso Robles library card number for your username.

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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition
Access inside City Library only

Description

This vendor does not allow access from computers outside the library. Ancestry Library Edition contains searchable databases of historical books, photos, maps and census records, primarily from the United States, England and Canada. This database includes over 4 billion names and 500,000 family trees. It provides extensive coverage of the U.S., including census data, birth, marriage, and death records, WWI draft registration cards, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. Visit your local library for access to this database.

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HeritageQuest

Description

HeritageQuest online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the poular UMI Genealogy and Local History collection and other valuable content. In addition to U.S. Federal census data (1790-1930), HeritageQuest Online includes over 20,000 family and local history books and over 250 primary source documents such as tax lists, city directories, and probate records. HeritageQuest Online can be used at home as well as in the library.

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Health

MedlinePlus
Not available from Library Catalog computers.

Description

Available on the Internet, this site has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on hundreds of diseases and conditions. There are also directories of hospitals and physicians, medical dictionaries and encyclopedias, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, links to thousands of clinical trials, and health information in Spanish.
Job Search

JobScout

Description

One in five people in the United States lack the necessary Internet skills needed to find a job in today’s marketplace. JobScout, an online platform designed to get people back to work, teaches necessary Internet skills and job-hunting techniques. JobScout uses social game design to engage users in self-paced, online activities that focus on Internet skills applied in a real life context.
Just for Children

TumbleBook Library

Description

TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of online e-books for children in kindergarten to grade five. There are over 200 animated, talking picture books with exciting audio narration, highlighted text, and engaging illustrations. There are also 93 language learning books, 25 Read-Alongs, and 22 non fiction books.
Local Community Resources
Community Collaborative Resource Guide

Description

It is with great appreciation and sincere gratitude that we publish this community series resource guide.The information is meant to assist our community in maximizing use of the exemplary resources available. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the services here in the North County. I further encourage everyone to recognize the hard work being done, and the work which is yet to be done. Kathleen McNamara, Superintendent, PRUSD
Water Wise Landscaping

Description

This is an extraordinary resource for anybody looking to make the switch from turf or wanting some fresh ideas for their existing water-wise garden (including how to design and install a water-wise garden; efficient methods and equipment; and maintaining your garden). Even if you have never considered converting to a low-water landscape, you may change your mind after exploring this site.
Magazines, Newspapers, and More
California Digital Newspaper Collection

Description

A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.
General Reference Center Gold

Description

Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts, sciences, sports and more from newspapers, book and periodicals, many with full-text and images.

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Paso Robles Press Online

Description

Current and archived access to the Paso Robles Press.
Reader's Advisory
NoveList

Description

Use NoveList to search for titles and authors similar to your favorites! Includes review, annotations, book discussion guides, and much more.
Social Studies
American History -
Articles & eBooks

Description

Search the content of the Gale Virtual Reference library and General Reference Center Gold in one easy search. Information on Revolutionary and Civil wars, Colonialism, the Industrial Revolution, and significant decades such as the ‘20’s, ‘30’s, and ‘60’s. Only available inside the Paso Robles City Library or remotely to Paso Robles library patrons.
Chronicling America

Description

Chronicling America is a searchable database which provides free access to millions of digitized historic American newspaper pages, produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities).
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Description

NEW! Digitized print reference titles appropriate for students, middle school to adult. Subject matter from these titles can all be searched at the same time, and can also be cross-searched with other Gale resources, such as Reference Center Gold. Only available inside the Paso Robles City Library or remotely to Paso Robles library patrons.
Toucan Social Studies Fact Cards

Description

Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 – 8. The topics covered are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. Great for those Mission reports!

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