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More Online Resources Available for City of SB Public Library Cardholders

Electronic Magazine Database and Shared Resources with 9 Overdrive Libraries

Three new online resources and our library cardholders now being able to borrow Overdrlve content from nine other Southern California public libraries are now available to city of San Bernardino Public Library (SBPL) patrons at our website at www.sbpl.org .

New online resources include:

cloudLibrary NewsStand: Stay entertained and informed with the world’s largest catalogue of digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to your devices. Instantly access 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages when you download cloudLibrary NewsStand. An easy-to-use standalone app that offers individual articles, back issues, and an EZ read mode. All you need is your library card! Download cloudLibrary NewsStand: Apple App Store | Google Play Store

LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books to help you achieve your educational and professional goals. In addition to helping you improve your skills in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help you search for jobs, build workplace skills and prepare for career certification exams. You'll also find college and grad school admissions test prep, GED® test prep and much more.

GetSetUp is on a mission to help the third of the world’s population who are over 55 to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences.

SBPL cardholders can also borrow Overdrive content from nine other public libraries: Alhambra, Beaumont, Beverly Hills, Buena Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Whittier.

A partial list of existing online resources include:

data axle reference sources (formerly 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;

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.

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;

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)

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States This website focuses on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

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.)

The complete online resources list is available at www.sbpl.org .

Don’t have a library card? You can visit any of the four city libraries:

Feldheym Central Library (555 W. Sixth St.,) Inghram (1505 W. Highland Ave.,) Rowe (108 E. Marshall Blvd.,) and Villaseñor (525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave.) hours are:

Monday & Tuesday: Noon to 8 p.m.

Wednesday & Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: Closed.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Patrons who just want to use online resources can also 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 couple business days for card to be activated.

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.

Information about library programs and activities and various online services are available at the library’s website at www.sbpl.org or 909-381-8201.

About San Bernardino Public Library           

The San Bernardino Public Library is governed by an autonomous administrative Library Board of Trustees as provided by Section 602 of the Charter of the City of San Bernardino. Library services are provided at four sites: Norman F. Feldheym Central Library, Paul Villaseñor Library, Dorothy Inghram Library, and Howard Rowe Library. In addition to www.sbpl.org, patrons are encouraged to follow the library on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sbcitylib and Twitter at https://twitter.com/sbcitylibrary .