Patrons of the San Bernardino Public Library will be able to pick up books placed on hold at the lobby of Feldheym Central Library at 555 W. Sixth St., starting Monday, Oct. 5.
Books may be picked up Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library’s initial re-opening for limited library service.
Patrons may place books on hold via the online catalog at SBPL’s website at www.sbpl.org or by calling 381-8201 Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reference Librarians will also be available via phone during those hours to answer patrons’ reference questions.
SBPL also 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.
ProQuest CultureGrams - Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher · Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
ProQuest SIRS Discoverer · Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
ProQuest eLibrary · General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. (Grades 6+)
ProQuest School and Educators Complete - eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)
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.
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.
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. Donations of materials will be not accepted until further notice.
The Inghram, Rowe and Villaseñor Branch Libraries remain closed at this time.
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/ .