Middle & High School

HelpNow by Brainfuse

Live tutoring and homework help 1pm-10pm Mon-Sun, along with practice tests, flashcards, writing and study tools, and more.

ComicsPlus

Read fiction and nonfiction graphic novels, comics, Sunday funnies, manga, and more.

EBSCO School Center

Prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost your skills in important subjects.

Online Services

OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks

Find your next great read in the form of an eBook or audiobook. Browse by genre or search for an author or title.

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ComicsPlus for Libraries

Enjoy thousands of popular comics, available 24/7 on your computer or in the app. Discover fiction and nonfiction graphic novels, comics, Sunday funnies, manga, and more. Browse popular titles and publishers, and explore dozens of genres in ComicsPlus. No holds or wait times! Some popular comics include:

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Big Nate
  • Phoebe and Her Unicorn
  • Disney characters
  • Garfield
  • Peanuts
  • and many more

Comics Plus offers a new app for Android and iOS devices, called “Library Pass.” To login, please use your Student Library eAccount and PIN. The labels on the sign-in page read Email Address and Password. We’ve asked the vendor to correct the labels, which they will do with their next major enhancement. We apologize for the confusion this might cause when signing into the new Library Pass app.

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Novelist K-8 Plus: Book Recommendations

Explore reading recommendations for children's fiction and non-fiction titles, including lists of award winners and discussion guides for book clubs.

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Granger's World of Poetry

Provides access to full-text poems, citations, commentaries, biographies, and a poetry glossary. Includes selections of current and foreign language poems.

Flipster Digital Magazines

Read popular digital magazines such as People, TIME, Ranger Rick, Sports Illustrated for Kids, etc.

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CK-12: Learn and Study Tools for Students

Use free online learning tools including digital textbooks, short videos, and practice questions. Designed for students K-12 covering the subjects of math, science, and English. Learn through reading, seeing, and doing.

GCFLearnFree Computer Tutorials

View tutorials to learn about computer basics and software, Internet, email, popular apps, and more. In addition, you can also explore tutorials for reading, writing, math, and other important skills. Disponible en Español.

Homework Help Now, Online Tutors by Brainfuse

Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor from 1-10 p.m., any day of the week. Spanish tutors are also available.

Additional services provided include the following:

  • Writing Lab: Get feedback within one business day.
  • SkillSurfer: Study resources and test prep.
  • Send Question: Get a response within one business day.
  • Language Lab: Live help learning Spanish.
  • LEAP: Create a customized learning plan.
  • Flashbulb: Create and share flashcards, tests and games.
  • eParachute: Identify potential majors and career paths.
  • MEET Virtual Study Rooms: Collaborate with classmates.
  • Brainwave videos: Record your notes to watch and share writing.
  • Live Chess Tutoring: Online tutoring help from an expert chess coach. This service is available Monday - Thursday from 3:00-8:59 PM PST.
  • FAFSA Live Help: Get help with filling out your application form.
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School Center by LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform that offers video courses, practice tests, and eBooks. The School Center provides skill-building resources 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. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

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College Admissions Test Preparation Center by LearningExpress

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. In this center you’ll find practice tests, tutorial videos, and eBooks to help you achieve your college preparation goals. Use these tools to help you do well on your college admission tests and for writing a personal essay.

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Purdue Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Writing Lab offers free online writing tips, instructions, and examples to help you as a writer, no matter your skill level. Learn writing basics such as grammar and syntax.

Literary Reference Center Plus

Gain information on thousands of authors and their works. Read full-text classics and poetry, author biographies, and more. Great for English Literature and Language Arts essays and homework.

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EBSCO Reference eBook Collection

Read non-fiction eBooks in many subjects. Find books and articles for school and homework such as classic literature and poetry, biographies, history, math, language learning, study guides, and more.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Browse and search through hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, history, literature, and much more. The collection includes multidisciplinary reference books, encyclopedias, almanacs, and primary sources.

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Homework Help Now, Online Tutors by Brainfuse

Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor from 1-10 p.m., any day of the week. Spanish tutors are also available.

Additional services provided include the following:

  • Writing Lab: Get feedback within one business day.
  • SkillSurfer: Study resources and test prep.
  • Send Question: Get a response within one business day.
  • Language Lab: Live help learning Spanish.
  • LEAP: Create a customized learning plan.
  • Flashbulb: Create and share flashcards, tests and games.
  • eParachute: Identify potential majors and career paths.
  • MEET Virtual Study Rooms: Collaborate with classmates.
  • Brainwave videos: Record your notes to watch and share writing.
  • Live Chess Tutoring: Online tutoring help from an expert chess coach. This service is available Monday - Thursday from 3:00-8:59 PM PST.
  • FAFSA Live Help: Get help with filling out your application form.
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School Center by LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform that offers video courses, practice tests, and eBooks. The School Center provides skill-building resources 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. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

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Princeton Companion to Mathematics eBook

This informational eBook introduces basic mathematical tools and vocabulary, explains essential terms and concepts, and examines core ideas in major areas of mathematics. It also describes the achievements of famous mathematicians, and provides some additional analysis about how math affects other subjects, such as biology, finance, music, and more.

Science Online

Find book and journal articles on a broad range of scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, marine science, space and astronomy, and physics. Also included are videos and animations, printable science experiments, diagrams, brief biographies of leading scientists and their achievements, key tables and data, and a comprehensive topic timeline.

Scholastic Go!

Scholastic Go! offers comprehensive nonfiction content for kids in grades 3 and up. Learn about animals, countries and states, science, history, and much more. Includes the following four encyclopedia databases: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Find daily news and current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and videos.

Science Experiments

Have fun with science experiments. Whether you need to do a project for a school science fair or you want to be a mad scientist, our Experiments eBook collection can get you started. Learn how to formulate your hypothesis; design your experiment; record, analyze, and report your results.

Skillsoft IT: eBooks, Courses, and Videos

Skillsoft offers thousands of tech eBooks, videos, and self-paced online courses for computer software, coding, web design, app and game development, and more.

O'Reilly for Public Libraries (formerly Safari Tech eBooks)

Learn coding, Javascript, website and app design and development, and more. Find instructional videos and full-text reference eBooks from O’Reilly and other leading publishers for computer programming, software, and other technology topics. O'Reilly also offers case studies from top companies as well as curated resource centers and learning paths to help guide you.

Publishers include:

  • O'Reilly Media
  • Cisco Press
  • Adobe Press
  • Microsoft Press
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Apress
  • Pearson Certification
  • Peach Pit
  • Career Press
  • and much more

CultureGrams

Learn about countries from all over the world and the U.S. states. Additional features include maps, statistics, history, infographics, video clips, and images. For students grades 2-12.

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Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Provides full-text articles, pro/con viewpoints, interactive maps, infographics, and other primary sources which cover current events and social issues, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Explore how people have different ideas about, and approaches to, various issues and events. Helpful for history and social studies essays, or for speech and debate classes.

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Scholastic Go!

Scholastic Go! offers comprehensive nonfiction content for kids in grades 3 and up. Learn about animals, countries and states, science, history, and much more. Includes the following four encyclopedia databases: Amazing Animals, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science. Find daily news and current events, interactive maps, dictionaries, and videos.

Explora

Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool that can help you complete homework and classroom assignments. Discover articles, essays, non-fiction books, videos, and primary source documents for information on a variety of school subjects and related topics, including science, math, history, current events, literature, and more.

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U.S. History (Gale in Context)

This resource provides a variety of historical data from primary sources and reference documents. It also includes photographs, illustrations, and maps. Topics range from the arrival of Vikings in North America all to the way to the first stirrings of the American Revolution and on through the Civil Rights movement, 9/11, and the War on Terror.

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World History (Gale in Context)

This resource covers the people, cultures, events, and societies of the ancient and modern world. With thousands of full-text articles and primary sources, learn about everything from early civilizations to the Industrial Revolution, the Silk Road, the Space Race, and beyond. Also included are photographs, illustrations, and maps.

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Biography (Gale in Context)

Find a biography in our comprehensive collection covering the world's most influential people, both historic and contemporary.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Browse and search through hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, history, literature, and much more. The collection includes multidisciplinary reference books, encyclopedias, almanacs, and primary sources.

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Explora

Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool that can help you complete homework and classroom assignments. Discover articles, essays, non-fiction books, videos, and primary source documents for information on a variety of school subjects and related topics, including science, math, history, current events, literature, and more.

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Rosetta Stone: Language Learning

Learn a new language or practice speaking and reading in one of 30 languages, including English. Lessons help build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Practice grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills using interactive voice comparison, illustrative images, quizzes, and challenges. Start with the basics, then lessons get harder as you improve.

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Newspapers & Magazines

Discover primary sources including news articles for current events and popular topics. Read The New York Times, The Mercury News, TIME Magazine, and other popular newspapers and magazines.

Opposing Viewpoints (Gale in Context)

Provides full-text articles, pro/con viewpoints, interactive maps, infographics, and other primary sources which cover current events and social issues, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Explore how people have different ideas about, and approaches to, various issues and events. Helpful for history and social studies essays, or for speech and debate classes.

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Creativebug

Enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes. Topics include art & design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food & home, jewelry, holiday & party, and classes for various ages. Watch videos anytime, anywhere and at your own pace.

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Health Library by Staywell

Read articles about common diseases and health conditions, nutrition, fitness, and other health-related topics.

MedlinePlus

Locate information on healthy living, learn why your doctor orders medical tests, and discover healthy recipes. Learn about diseases and conditions of the body. MedLine Plus provides articles, images, quizzes, and more. Also available in Spanish.

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