While City Manager’s Office of the City of San Bernardino has announced that public counters including libraries will remain closed until further notice – the San Bernardino Public Library offers its patrons a wide range of electronic resources that can be utilized remotely.
Patrons who have library cards can utilize various free online resources and information available at our library’s website www.sbpl.org .
Overdrive – eBooks and eAudiobooks;
ReferenceUSA – Business and phone directories;
Brainfuse – Live Homework Help offering assistance for elementary, middle school and adult learners in various subjects via chat almost every day of the year;
New York Times – Up to 5 full-text articles a month can be viewed;
Britannica School and Escolar offering information in elementary, middle school and high school modules;
Footsteps2Brilliance offering information to promote early literacy;
R & B Digital Magazines & Audiobooks featuring electronic editions of popular magazines;
America’s News featuring full-text of newspaper articles including the San Bernardino Sun since 2001.
Our website also features an updated kid’s section with links for homework help, animals, history, fun & games, etc.
Our Virtual Reference Desk also includes employment resources, government and legal resources; health and medicine, reference resources and public domain eBooks.
Materials can be returned to book drops at the libraries. Fees will not be charged for materials due after the libraries closed to the public March 17 until the libraries re-open.
Sign up for library card online to use Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks and other resources at: http://catalog.sbpl.org:8086/onlineBorrowerRegistration.html Please allow about a day for card to activate.
City of San Bernardino residents interested in Overdrive can also sign up within Overdrive’s Libby app for an instant digital card that permits immediate access to its collection.
A library staff member is available Monday through Thursday and Saturday at 909-381-8201 to answer questions about materials being due, library cards, etc.
Please check www.sbpl.org for updates. Patrons are encouraged to follow the library on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sbcitylib and Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbcitylibrary. They can also follow the Friends of SBPL at https://www.facebook.com/SBPLfriends/ .