Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and magazines from OverDrive. Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets. To access the Library's eBook and eAudio collection from a desktop, visit the Southern California Digital Library.
LibriVox provides free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from all over the world.
New York Times Digital provides direct access to nytimes.com from 1851 to the present while you are at the Library. You must create an account for access. Click Create Account to create an account with your personal email address, or Sign In if you already have created an account.
Home Access To activate your subscription, you’ll need to log in or register first.
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
TumbleBooksLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children that you can access from home with your library card.
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Career Center provides job seekers with access to job sites, resume writing resources, and interviewing tips.
Note: COVID-19 resources have been added to assist individuals seeking health information and for individuals experiencing unemployment. Resources for nonprofits and small businesses have been added as well.
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. JobNow & VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.
Coursera is a California-based Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. It provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications. Click Instructions to sign up. After creating your account, go to Coursera.org to log in.
GetSetUP Learning center is a social learning platform for individuals 50+, taught by peers. The classes are live and consist of digital learning, physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health. Patrons will receive a pass or code to be able to access all the classes they would like to participate in for a month at a time.
Learning Express assists in exam preparation, including the California Basic Educational Skills Test(CBEST), California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), California Real Estate, Salesperson exam prep, and the California Police Officer Exam. Learning Express provides tools for resume building, interviewing, and job seeking. This resource also supplies tools for earning a high school equivalency diploma in California. Offers video courses to help Californians build computer literacy skills.
LinkedIn Learning Focuses on the skills needed to land jobs that are currently in-demand (based on workforce and labor market data, the future of work predictions, and current trends.) It provides professional certificates that can be added to a LinkedIn profile.
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Northstar Digital Literacy Focuses on people with low or limited technology skills. Provides assessments of 14 different digital skills. Provides assessments of 14 different digital skills. Used by CA literacy programs.
Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Skillshare classes include a combination of video lessons and a class project. Classes range from 30-90 minutes with bite-sized lessons and hands-on learning to fit any schedule. Access is courtesy of the California State Library. The last day to redeem a Skillshare seat for 3 months access is June 30th, 2022.
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Online Consumer Health Resource Center provides users with a variety of vetted health resources to assist individuals in their health care journey.
Archives of Sexuality & Gender presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.
Britannica School Edition offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools for K-12 students.
Britannica Escolar is a Spanish-language resource for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish that provides access to thousands of articles, images, videos, maps, and tables.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Gale Interactive: Science Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
National Geographic Kids Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6-14.
ProQuest CultureGrams Online - Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
ProQuest Ebook Central (School & Educators Complete) – eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)
ProQuest eLibrary – General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. (Grades 6+)
ProQuest Research Companion – Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+)
ProQuest SIRS Discoverer – Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher – Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
Teaching Books provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K through 12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.