eLibrary

Extended Resources during Shelter-at-Home

National Emergency Library
Suspended wait lists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in its lending library through the end of the US national emergency.

eBooks, Audiobooks, Music & Movies

enki
Wide selection of niche non-fiction, indie bestsellers, classics, graphic novels, and more.
hoopla Digital
Extensive selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.
Overdrive
Extensive eBook and audiobook selection of adult, teen, and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.
Need a quick tutorial on hoopla and Overdrive?

Looking for Recommendations?

Novelist 
Offers recommendations for good books covering all ages and genres in both print and audiobook formats.
Library Staff recommendations available in enki, hoopla and Overdrive: Arts and Crafts  Beverages  Cookbooks for Children  Fiction  Gardening  Historical Fiction  Home Improvement  Jewelry-Making  Pet Care  Young Adult

Magazines, Newspapers & Reference Books

MasterFILE
Extensive collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers.
The New York Times (access when in the Library)
The New York Times (access outside the Library) 
RBdigital
Collection of current, popular magazines available in English, Spanish, and French.
Somos
Spanish-language magazine focusing on San Luis Obispo County issues and events.

Genealogy

AncestryLibrary
Offers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Health & Medicine

Braille Institute
Offers free programs, classes, and events for patrons to empower themselves to live enriching lives with blindness and vision loss. Access Braille and Talking Books with Google Play apps and Bard.
Eldercare Locator
A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.
MedlinePlus
National Library of Medicine collection of high-quality, relevant health and wellness information in both English and Spanish on any device.

Learn a Language

duolingo
Offers lessons that focus on a real-life goals through varied practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
mango
Offers instruction and practice exercises for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.

Workforce Development

JobNow and VetNow
Offer learning, career, and veteran support tools, such as resume and writing labs and an extensive list of resources, in addition to in-person support, such as live job coaching, live veteran benefits eligibility, and live tutoring.

Online Resources for Parents and Children

Homework Central
Provides authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research.

Book Connections
Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens. Need help from Book Connections? See support page. 510-239-7391 | accounts@bookconnections.org 

California Department of Education
Resources to provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning. 

California State Library
Quick Access to California K-12 Online Content during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Encyclopaedia Britannica / Britannica Escolar (PreK-12)
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high. Need help from Britannica? See support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

Junior Library Guild
Unlimited access from any device to eBooks for elementary, middle, and high school students with no limit to the number of users and titles.  

Library of Congress
A selection of helpful resources for students of all ages.

Primary Search
Contains thousands of full-text articles (many in color PDF) from over 100 of the most popular children’s magazines.
Watch a quick tutorial on Primary Search.

ProQuest (Grades 3-12)
Provides tools for discovery and citation management and platforms that allow library users to discover, manage, use and share research gained from authoritative content. Need help from ProQuest? See support page. 800-521-0600 | customerservice@proquest.com

TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12)
One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content. Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net