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National Library Card in September Celebrated by San Bernardino Public Library

Online Resources Available for All – Sign Up for a Library Card Online at www.sbpl.org

Online learners of all ages are reminded that they can sign up for free library card from the San Bernardino Public Library to utilize its online resources and databases through its website www.sbpl.org as September is celebrated as National Library Card Month.

SBPL’s online offering is highlighted by Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks that offers its own Instant Digital Card to city residents via its Libby app that is instantly ready to use

SBPL also offers a free online library card through www.sbpl.org or directly at http://catalog.sbpl.org:8086/onlineBorrowerRegistration.html . This card takes about a day for staff to activate.

Among some of our most popular online resources:

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.

ProQuest Resources including SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Discoverer, eLibrary, Culture Grams Online and School and Educators Complete, an eBook resource

Our website also features an updated kid’s section with links for homework help, animals, history, fun & games, etc.

A library staff member is available Monday through Thursday and Saturday at 909-381-8201 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to answer questions about materials being due, library cards, etc.

This year, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. In her new role, Wonder Woman will promote the value of libraries and encourage everyone to get their very own library card.

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite together in a national effort to ensure every child signs up for their own library card.