Interactive books and educational games for children ages 2-6.
- 8,500+ individual learning activities.
- 850+ lessons.
- Reading, math, science, and social studies.
Interactive books and educational games for children ages 2-6.
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles perfect for your next research paper.
Collection of resources on physics, includes volumes on:
Trace your family's history.
For help getting started, see our AncestryLibrary help videos.
AtoZdatabase is the job search, reference & mailing list database. You can use it to find details on millions of business and individuals within the U.S.
Find great books and apps for your child.
Biography In Context is for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.
It's built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study, providing coverage of the most searched and studied people.
Enrich your reading experience for children's and young adult literature.
Watch and read kids' eBooks.
Sign up to get book recommendations in your email box.
An online homework and study tools for kids and adults.
The Spanish version of Britannica Scholar.
Impulse su investigación con esta enciclopedia fácil de usar para estudiantes en edad escolar.
Jump start your research with this easy to use encyclopedia for school-age students.
Read nearly two centuries of digitized California newspapers. A rich primary source for those interested in the history of the Golden State.
Get ready to take the written California Driver's permit and license tests.
Research California's missions for your next social studies project.
Username = missions
Password = missions
Great resource for book reports, English papers, and exams.
Consumer Reports are part of Masterfile Complete.
This is a great place to start your research for background and terminology.
Provides detailed cultural information on over 200 countries, all 50 states in US and the Canadian provinces and territories. Includes four editions:
Prepare to drive. Driving-Tests.org offers a number of practice tests for:
Authoritative eBooks on a variety of subjects including:
EDS provides fast, simple access to all of our library’s full text articles (both electronic and print).
Search directories of companies, publishers, and associations.
Enki Library is an eBooks platform created by libraries in California with great content from indie publishers.
Downloadable eBooks in Enki are compatible with most eReading devices, PCs & Macs.
Check out Enki FAQs if you need help.
An online library of education-related research, including:
See the ERIC Product Guide for detailed information on how to search this database.
Find data on communities and identify trends using US Federal Statistics. Data sets include:
A next-generation digital magazine service for browsing the latest issues of popular magazines on your mobile device or computer.
Check out Flipster FAQs if you need help.
Discover the funders most likely to support your organization or project.
New expanded access during Covid-19 shelter-in-place order. You can now access this resource from home!
Download music to your computer or device.
Five song limit per library card per week.
Research database covering:
Search over 10,000 funding sources.
Listen to college-level lectures and literature.
Titles check out for 21 days.
Reveal your families history with this rich genealogy resource.
Learn about Palo Alto history. This online collection contains Palo Alto newspapers going back to the 1870s.
Full-text digital scans are searchable by keyword, name, place, and publishing year.
Download and stream digital content to your computer or device:
Limit 3 checkouts per month per library card. For a limited time Hoopla also offers a Bonus borrows collection which will not deduct from this checkout limit.
HyperHistory is an expanding scientific project presenting world history with an interactive combination of synchronoptic lifelines, timelines, and maps.
Infoplease is a free reference site, and it provides Homework Help on many subjects.
Find data for your research project or grant.
IssueLab contains social sector knowledge covering 30 major areas.
The documents in each collection area include reports from major organizations, such as:
This is an all-in-one suite of services designed for career or veteran needs. Here you can get online coaching and self-study tools to:
Free reports on the state of the Silicon Valley business environment and community. Requires submitting an email address for access to downloads.
Stream great movies to your PC or device, including:
Limit 3 films per month per library card. However, Kanopy Kids provides unlimited views.
Asian language magazines, including publications from:
Legal resources including:
Full-text legal books from NOLO Press:
LINK+ enables you to borrow books from outside the Palo Alto Library system.
Search citations of local news stories going back to 1989. Some of the articles can be retrieved from the microfilm collection at Rinconada Library.>
Learn a new language using real life situations and conversation.
Watch classical concerts anywhere.
Research thousands of stocks and funds.
Watch Morningstar Tutorial online to get started.
Search the full-text archive of The New York Times from 1851 to five years from present.
Get access to current news from the New York Times website.
Also includes, access to articles from 1981-present, as well as 1851-1922
News from over 2,000 local, regional, and national publications.
Book recommendation service for K-8 readers:
Book recommendation service:
Search Palo Alto obituaries from 1890 to present.
Find career information to help you on your career choices:
Topical resource on current issues in several areas.
Great resources for debates and pro/con papers.
Overdrive is a platform for eBooks and audiobooks.
Check out Overdrive FAQs if you need help.
Dive into the history of Palo Alto. PAHA's collections include:
Explore patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships.
Full-text access to today's national and international newspapers and magazines. Sign in to the PressReader app or website while connected to the library's wifi to checkout 2-day 'hotspot access' from your device at home or on the go.
Watch PressReader Tutorials online to get started.
Project Gutenberg offers free eBooks and audiobooks.
There are several file formats for download, including the ones compatible with Kindle (mobi), as well as Nook, Kobo or iBooks (epub).
Develop your research skills with these research tutorial videos:
A gateway to digital magazines and streaming video.
Some services require multiple accounts and apps. Check out RBDigital Help for more information.
Read computer, technology, and business "How To" eBooks online.
Limited number of people able to login at any one time.
The Santa Clara County Law Library is a public library providing free access to its legal collection and databases.
Open to residents of Santa Clara County.
For access to the online resources of SCCLL, please contact:
(408) 299-3567 (Recorded Information)
This Self-Help section of the Court's website will help you find assistance and information, work better with an attorney, and represent yourself in some legal matters.
Find your next science fair project or explore science topics and news.
A curated reference database for educators teaching basic research skills in primary and secondary education.
Curate pro/con database for middle and high school students, university undergraduates and instructors.
California social studies facts for beginning researchers.
An invaluable resource to explore American history as seen through the eyes of Stanford undergraduates.
The Sutro Library holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor.
Teaching Books is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors. Look up any favorite author--from David Macaulay to J.K. Rowling, from Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare--or any title, fiction or nonfiction.You instantly get online teaching/learning resources about that author or specific book.
It also provides immediate access to useful materials and exciting programs that add a multimedia dimension to reading in the clasroom, library, and home:
* Requires customers to create a user name and password on the NelNetSolutions.com site (after authenticating as a library user with barcode and PIN when accessing outside the library).
Tumblebook Library is an online collection of eBooks for kids. It requires Flash player.
Explore U.S. history from pre-colonial time to present.
Data from the United States Census Bureau
The Virtual Privacy Lab at San Jose Public Library offers ways to educate yourself on the underlying technical issues that make online privacy challenging.
Unlimited digital access to WashingtonPost.com without creating a new account.
Learn more about world history, politics, economics, and culture.
Search library catalogs from around the world.
Note: Palo Alto City Library does not have inter-library loan services with libraries outside the LINK+ system. Most resources found in WorldCat will require a library account with the library holding a particular item.
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