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In-Person Programs Planned to Resume Mon Feb. 28 at City of SB Libraries

Access Library’s website via City’s website at www.sbcity.org

Programs and activities such as story time, crafts, and in-person Live Homework after school for students K - 8 are scheduled to resume Monday Feb. 28 while regular library services continue at all four city of San Bernardino Public Library locations.

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

Face coverings are not required for those patrons who are vaccinated. Face coverings are required for the unvaccinated.

The library plans for its in-person after school Help Homework to resume Feb. 28 as well at Feldheym, Rowe and Villaseñor and for Inghram via Zoom Monday through Thursday. Please visit or call 909-381-8205 for more information on the homework program.

Some new online resources are now available for library cardholders now to access and borrow from.  New online resources include:

cloudLibrary NewsStand: The world’s largest catalog of digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to personal devices. Instantly access 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages. An easy-to-use standalone app that offers individual articles, back issues, and an EZ read mode. Downloadable through Apple and Google app stores.

LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use e-learning platform featuring online tutorials, practice tests and e-books for educational and professional enrichment. In addition to training in reading, writing, math and basic science, LearningExpress Library offers tools and resources to help with job searches, workplace skills and career certification exam preparation. College and graduate school admissions test prep, GED® test prep is also available. 

GetSetUp assists individuals over 55 learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences.

Gale also offers three resources: Gale in Context: Environmental Studies, Gale Interactive Science and National Geographic for Kids.

SBPL cardholders can also continue to access content from nine other Southern California public libraries through the Overdrive portal via the Library website at www.sbpl.org .Overdrive partner libraries include Alhambra, Beaumont, Beverly Hills, Buena Park, Camarillo, Moorpark, Redondo Beach, Torrance and Whittier.

A partial list of additional online resources include:

data axle reference sources (formerly ReferenceUSA) – Business and phone directories;

Brainfuse – Live Homework Help assists elementary, middle school and adult learners in various subjects via chat most days of the year.

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

New York Times – Up to five full-text articles a month can be viewed free of charge.

Britannica School and Escolar offering information in elementary, middle school and high school modules.

Footsteps2Brilliance offering information promoting early literacy.

America’s News features full text of newspaper articles including the San Bernardino Sun.

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 Focusing on Black Freedom, featuring selected primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

ProQuest eLibrary · General 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 .

Patrons interested in using online resources can register for a library card online to use Overdrive, eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other resources on the website by clicking on the borrower registration link.  Please allow several business days for the 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 our website 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 .