Research tools to meet every information need.
Your Library card is the key to unlock the paywall in front of more than 40 online resources.
- Supports research at any age from your first book report to tracing your family tree
- Includes peer-reviewed publications, news articles, historical documents, ebooks and video
- Reviewed regularly to ensure you have access to the best resources
An extensive collection of scholarly and peer-reviewed publications.
Adult Learning Center
Career resources, live academic coaching, including help with resume writing, the GED, the citizenship test, and basic computer questions.
African American Experience: The American Mosaic
A collection of contributions from the African-American community, including those who achieved prominence in the arts, entertainment, the sciences, business, the military, and politics as well as nameless others who endured the travails of slavery and institutionalized discrimination.
— Available in-library only
Discover your unique family history with billions of free records from around the world, including census and vital records, immigration and passport records, plus periodicals, books and photos. You can also send documents home from the library for your own records. Available in-library only.
— Available only at Central Library
Research genealogy using the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s collection of civic and church records, newspapers, military and court records, tax and voter lists, diaries, published genealogies and more.
Auto Repair and Maintenance
The Chilton Library for automotive repairs and maintenance is a useful DIY database for car owners and technicians. Chilton is updated annually with maintenance and specification tables for the newest make and models. It is also the go-to preparatory resource for technicians in training.
Find a biography in our comprehensive collection covering the world's most influential people, both historic and contemporary.
Strengthen early reading skills with animated, read-along ebooks. You’ll find paired fiction and nonfiction books on topics for every interest. Recommended for children ages three to eight years,
A go-to site for learning about any subject, including thousands of up-to-date articles, images, videos, audio clips and primary sources. For all grades and all reading abilities
Reliable and unbiased reviews and guides on products that will leave you well-informed before your next purchase of an appliance, car, health product, electronic equipment and home and garden equipment.
Learn about countries from all over the world and the U.S. states. For students grades 2-12.
Flipster Digital Magazine
Download new and back issues from a selection of popular titles and build your personal library. Start reading immediately via your web browser or the Flipster mobile app. Search you app store for "Flipster" to download the app.
Digital Sanborn Maps
Research local history with city plans and maps dating from 1867-1970.
Driving Tests and Prep
Navigate the California Department of Motor Vehicles with easy-to-follow driver’s prep resources, including handbooks and practice tests for car, motorcycle, and commercial driver’s licenses. Available in English, Spanish and Russian.
Start your ancestry search online from the comfort of your own home with digital collections of U.S. census data, bank records, Revolutionary War records and more.
Historical documents, primary sources, research articles and maps are all at your fingertips with U.S. History in Contex
t and World History in Context
Homework Help Now Online Tutors
Students of any grade learning any subject can work directly with an online tutor from 1-11 p.m., any day of the week.
Choose from thousands of ebooks, audiobooks and comics. With no waiting, titles can be borrowed immediately and read in your web browser or downloaded to phones or tablets.
Content from reliable and age-appropriate books, magazines and news stories on elementary school topics, including animals, arts, geography, health, literature and social studies.
How-to video tutorials created by successful industry experts on everything from managing a business to becoming a Ruby on Rails developer. Choose Learning Paths to start a new career, hobby or sharpen skills in areas like 3D animation, business, photography, marketing, or web development.
Advanced learning techniques and expert-level instruction to make learning a new language easy. Choose from 71 different languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese and English.
Missions of California ebooks
Always available ebooks on the California missions, perfect for when the print book isn’t on the shelf at your library. Login: Missions Password: Missions
An inside look at interesting places from all over the world. Available on computer or mobile device.
National Geographic Kids
Explore animals, cultures, history and places around the world. For students grades 1-8.
Thousands of international, national and local newspapers.
New York Times
Read breaking news and award-winning journalism. Create an account with your email address and Library card.
Explore opposing sides on important and controversial topics, from capital punishment to immigration to gun control. Perfect for pro/con essays and debates. Find point and counterpoint articles in Opposing Viewpoints in Context
and Global Issues in Context
Our largest ebook and audiobook collection. Browse by genre or search for an author or title.
OverDrive | Kids Catalog
Browse by recommended books or grade level.
OverDrive | Teen Catalog
Browse and search just the young adult and teen titles in our ebook, comic and audiobook collection.
Pronunciator is a listening and speaking-focused language learning tool with more than 80 languages to study.
Create modeling moments for your child with this video service to engage your child to boost learning.
Read the Books | Accelerated Reading Book Lists
Search your school’s Accelerated Reading (AR) list and find books at your library.
Research in Context
Supports students in grades 6-8 with reliable content from newspapers, magazines, videos and primary sources for history, literature, government, language arts, social studies and science.
Read the daily paper in a full-color e-edition
that looks just like the print edition or access the archives
dating back to 1857.
Find the latest on scientific topics, from genetic engineering to astronomy in Science in Context
. Use Interactive: Science
to explore interactive 3D models and take a deeper dive into chemistry and biology.
Student Resources in Context
Authoritative content for high school and college-level assignments that includes primary sources, biographies, newspaper and journal articles and multimedia content.
Prepare for major exams like AP Calculus or the SAT with practice tests, ebooks and courses in Testing & Education Reference Center. For students in high school, college or graduate school and job seekers.
Virtual Reference Library
A collection of encyclopedias and reference books covering a range of the most-studied topics including animals, literature, Native American tribes, history, American decades, government and law.