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  • With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+).

    Note: Free only while on the library's network.

  • Biographical information on over 220,000 people from throughout history and around the world.

  • CA Driver Permit Practice Tests are free to access and require no registration. They include the following:

    • 10 car practice tests
    • 6 motorcycle practice tests
    • 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
    • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
    • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions

    Need a Driver License Handbook? You can get them in different languages from

  • Twenty California missions eBooks that can be read online for free.

  • Need to find out about California Mission or California Indians? How about California Governors or Explorers? California Social Studies Fact Cards will help you out with facts at your fingertips for California Indians, Explorers, Missions and Mission life, Ranchos, Datelines and more.

  • Summaries and commentary for hundreds of literary classics.

  • The definitive guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.

  • Information about clothing, body adornment, and examines the origins of clothing, the development of fabrics and technologies, and the social meanings of dress from a variety of historical eras and cultures.

  • Essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, languages, historical background, and settlement patterns.

  • Encyclopedia of animal life, describing microscopic animals through primates. Contains color pictures and detailed descriptions.

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    from 1 PM – 10 PM. Kindergarten - Adult.

  • Useful websites to help you with common homework topics.

  • The ipl2 digital collections include Resources by Subject, Newspapers and Magazines, Special Collec-tions created by the ipl2, and special collections for Kids and Teens.

  • Homework help resources for beginning elementary school; also includes 75 popular kids magazines like Highlights and Sports Illustrated for Kids.

  • Biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses for over 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline.

  • Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

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  • Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Korean & more. Mango can also help second language learners learn English and is available for those speaking Chinese and Spanish.
    (Note: Your library card # is required)

  • Historical and biographical essays about the different civilizations and peoples of Medieval times.

  • Hot topics database of pro and con articles and statistics on many current social issues.

  • Over 4,200 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study.

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  • Guided homework help with biographies, literature, history, health, science, and multicultural studies.

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  • Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about United States history.

  • Covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999.

  • Articles, primary sources, and scholarly analysis about world history.

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