Due to the city of San Bernardino's budget situation - access to the General Reference Center and Opposing Viewpoints" temporarily interrupted until subscription renewed. Freegal Music expires May 4th and won't be renewedNew! EBooks from OverDrive® Users from outside the library may browse the library's website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Patrons may check out 3 titles at a time. Lending period is 14 days - though may be returned early. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. While there aren't renewals, item may be checked out again if there aren't holds on it. There are no late fees! Titles may not be downloaded within library except to laptops or wireless mobile devices.
Resources Available Outside Library for San Bernardino Public Library Cardholders
General Reference Center (Full Text Index) A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center to find articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images. Find articles on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. This database is accessible from the library or from home for San Bernardino Public Library cardholders. Full-text articles may be translated into various languages including Spanish.
New! Online Tutors
Free Homework Assistance is now available from HelpNow by Brainfuse. Tutoring is available for those in elementary, middle school, high school, intro college and adult education in subjects including English, math, science, social science and other topics. SAT/ACT/GED test prep and writing lab is also available. It is available every day from 1-10 PM PST. It is also available in Español.
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Full Text Index) Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints, OVIC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.
LearningExpressLibrary.com (Sample Test Questions - formerly LearnATest) Provides sample tests with questions to help preparation for the GED,SAT, CBEST, GRE, ASVAB and various employment-related tests. This database willprompt you to set-up a user name and password. You must keep this informationto log in to use the tests. LearningExpress Library's expanding listof eBooks has now grown to almost 200 career guides and study aides.
New! Job Scout is a user-led Internet skills platform built in cooperation with the California State Library. With JobScout, users will gain the Internet skills necessary to look for a job in today's market. When a user has completed the lessons on the JobScout platform, he or she will have a comprehensive tool kit for finding work online. JobScout utilizes social gaming methods to reinforce the information taught on the site. Twenty-five unique lessons teach users basic Internet skills that contribute to a successful online job search. Lessons cover topics such as: How to Use a Web Browser; How to Use a Search Engine; Using Gmail; Communicating Effectively Online; Conducting an Effective Job Search Online; Privacy and Security Basics and How to Use Social Media Effectively.
New! America's News Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.
New! The Sun (San Bernardino) 9/14/2001 to current: Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Sun. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.
New! Riverside Press Enterprise 9/28/1992 to current: Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of The Press-Enterpise. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections.
An online collection of animated, talking picture books that is a gift from the Friends of the San Bernardino Public Library.
Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information.
Reference USA (Business Directory & Residential Phone Directory) The business database (formerly known as the American Business Disc) includes 14 million U.S. businesses containing information such as address, phone number, number of employees and sales. The residential database information includes phone listings for 210 million U.S. households throughout the nation.
Need help with our databases? Please ask at the reference desk or call 909.381.8221 and select Option 3. Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. We're always open with QuestionPoint, a free interactive reference service, available 24/7 with librarians in our worldwide service. ADA Compliant version of QuestionPoint