Extended Resources during Shelter-at-Home

National Emergency Library
Suspended wait lists for the 1.4 million (and growing) books in its lending library through the end of the US national emergency.

eBooks, Audiobooks, Music & Movies

Wide selection of niche non-fiction, indie bestsellers, classics, graphic novels, and more.
hoopla Digital
Extensive selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, eBooks and comics.
Extensive eBook and audiobook selection of adult, teen, and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.
Need a quick tutorial on hoopla and Overdrive?

Looking for Recommendations?

Offers recommendations for good books covering all ages and genres in both print and audiobook formats.
Library Staff recommendations available in enki, hoopla and Overdrive: Arts and Crafts  Beverages  Cookbooks for Children  Fiction  Gardening  Historical Fiction  Home Improvement  Jewelry-Making  Pet Care  Young Adult

Magazines, Newspapers & Reference Books

Extensive collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers.
The New York Times (access when in the Library)
The New York Times (access outside the Library) 
Collection of current, popular magazines available in English, Spanish, and French.
Spanish-language magazine focusing on San Luis Obispo County issues and events.


Offers instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Learn a Language

Offers lessons that focus on a real-life goals through varied practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Offers instruction and practice exercises for realistic conversations and communication in over 70 world languages.

Health & Medicine

Braille Institute
Offers free programs, classes, and events for patrons to empower themselves to live enriching lives with blindness and vision loss. Access Braille and Talking Books with Google Play apps and Bard.
Eldercare Locator
A nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.
National Library of Medicine collection of high-quality, relevant health and wellness information in both English and Spanish on any device.

Fun Online Things to Do with Children from Home

For Young Children 
For School-Age Children
For Middle & High School Students
Take a Virtual Field Trip! 

Online Resources for Parents and Children

California Department of Education
Resources to provide educators with options for creating a foundation for communication, sharing, and digital learning. 

California State Library
Quick Access to California K-12 Online Content during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (PreK-12)
A comprehensive interactive resource for research and learning for grades K-12. Includes correlations to California Content Standards and other valuable teacher resources. Post links directly to each school level, elementary, middle or high. Need help from Britannica? See support page. (800) 621-3900 x 7160 | edsupport@eb.com

Junior Library Guild
Unlimited access from any device to eBooks for elementary, middle, and high school students with no limit to the number of users and titles.  

Library of Congress
A selection of helpful resources for students of all ages.

Primary Search
Contains thousands of full-text articles (many in color PDF) from over 100 of the most popular children’s magazines.
Watch a quick tutorial on Primary Search.

TeachingBooks.net (PreK-12)
One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content. Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See support page. (800) 596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net