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City Library
1000 Spring Street
Paso Robles, CA 93446
(805) 237-3870
(805) 238-3665 FAX
10am to 8pm
10am to 5pm
Closed Sunday

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Study Center

Library Services


E-Books, Magazines and Streaming

Download Magazines with Zinio

Download AudioBooks & eBooks

Download Audiobooks or eBooks with Overdrive or Enki

OverDrive AudioBooks & eBooks Enki, Califa's eBook Project

Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more with HOOPLA

Information Resources

Access the resource by clicking on a link below. Some resources require your 14-digit library card number to set up an account. Subscriptions to these resources are funded by the Friends of the Library.

Consumer Assistance

Fuel Economy Guide


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produce the Fuel Economy Guide to help car buyers choose the most fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. The Guide is available for free in print and on the Web at

Financial Aid

Tuition Funding Source


Includes information on scholarships, careers, searching for the right college, online degrees, and student loans.

Online learning

Duolingo - Foreign Language Learning
Access available inside City Library or to remote users. Not available from Library Catalog computers.


Learn a language for free. Forever. Built like a game, the Duolingo language education platform provides hours of entertainment while teaching language skills. Duolingo currently offers a total of 31 language courses.

LearningExpress Library
Access available inside City Library or to remote users with a Paso Robles library card. Not available from Library Catalog computers.


The LearningExpress Library online learning platform provides over 300 of the most up-to-date test-preparation and skill-building resources, helping both students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic and career-oriented exams as well as to improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math. In addition, job-skills tutorials are available to assist in creating a great resume, honing interviewing techniques, and improving business communications. Patrons also have the option of selecting from more than 130 e-book titles to help learners of all ages prepare for success. The innovative platform includes self-paced study, instant scoring and diagnostic feedback and can be accessed from computers at the Paso Robles City Library, and from home with your Paso Robles library card. You will be asked to set up your own account. Please use your Paso Robles library card number for your username.

Friends of the Library Logo This database made possible with your donations from the Friends of the Library.

Mango Languages
Access available inside City Library or to remote users. Not available from Library Catalog computers.


A fun-infused way to learn a new language. Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

Access available inside City Library or to remote users. Not available from Library Catalog computers.


A free website for adults to learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. Now, you can even prepare for your naturalization interview to become a U.S. citizen!


Ancestry Library Edition
Access inside City Library only


This vendor does not allow access from computers outside the library. Ancestry Library Edition contains searchable databases of historical books, photos, maps and census records, primarily from the United States, England and Canada. This database includes over 4 billion names and 500,000 family trees. It provides extensive coverage of the U.S., including census data, birth, marriage, and death records, WWI draft registration cards, Social Security death records, and immigration lists. Visit your local library for access to this database.

Friends of the Library Logo This database made possible with your donations from the Friends of the Library.

NewsBank Obituaries


Each day, America's Obituaries & Death Notices collects records from more than 3,100 newspapers nationwide, making them available through one fully searchable database. This comprehensive resource features more than 45 million listings—this is about two-thirds of all recent obituaries and death notices published in the United States


Not available from Library Catalog computers.


Available on the Internet, this site has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on hundreds of diseases and conditions. There are also directories of hospitals and physicians, medical dictionaries and encyclopedias, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, links to thousands of clinical trials, and health information in Spanish.

Just for Children

TumbleBook Library


TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of online e-books for children in kindergarten to grade five. There are over 200 animated, talking picture books with exciting audio narration, highlighted text, and engaging illustrations. There are also 93 language learning books, 25 Read-Alongs, and 22 non fiction books.

See More Great Websites for Kids


Local Community Resources

California Municipal Guide


The California Municipal Guide lists officials and their contact information throughout California.
Water Wise Landscaping


This is an extraordinary resource for anybody looking to make the switch from turf or wanting some fresh ideas for their existing water-wise garden (including how to design and install a water-wise garden; efficient methods and equipment; and maintaining your garden). Even if you have never considered converting to a low-water landscape, you may change your mind after exploring this site.

Magazines, Newspapers, and More

California Digital Newspaper Collection


A Freely Accessible Repository of Digitized California Newspapers from 1846 to the Present.
General Reference Center Gold


Find articles on current events, popular culture, business and industry, arts, sciences, sports and more from newspapers, book and periodicals, many with full-text and images.

Friends of the Library Logo This database made possible with your donations from the Friends of the Library.

The Tribune (NewsBank)


Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Paid advertisements are excluded. Includes current and archived issues of The Tribune.

Reader's Advisory



Use NoveList to search for titles and authors similar to your favorites! Includes review, annotations, book discussion guides, and much more.

Social Studies

American History -
Articles & eBooks


Search the content of the Gale Virtual Reference library and General Reference Center Gold in one easy search. Information on Revolutionary and Civil wars, Colonialism, the Industrial Revolution, and significant decades such as the ‘20’s, ‘30’s, and ‘60’s. Only available inside the Paso Robles City Library or remotely to Paso Robles library patrons.
Chronicling America


Chronicling America is a searchable database which provides free access to millions of digitized historic American newspaper pages, produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (a partnership between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities).

Gale Virtual Reference Library


NEW! Digitized print reference titles appropriate for students, middle school to adult. Subject matter from these titles can all be searched at the same time, and can also be cross-searched with other Gale resources, such as Reference Center Gold. Only available inside the Paso Robles City Library or remotely to Paso Robles library patrons.

Library of Congress - Digital Collections


Access online collections: view maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films.

See also: Library of Congress - American Memory

Toucan Social Studies Fact Cards


Fact Cards are a series of research resources designed for quick reference for students in grades 4 – 8. The topics covered are those California, United States, and World topics included in the social studies curriculum in California. Great for those Mission reports!



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