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Public PCs and Expanded Library Service Hours Available at Feldheym Central Library Starting Tuesday, April 13th

Public PCs and expanded public service hours are scheduled to be available at the Feldheym Central Library starting Tuesday, April 13 as more library services are offered while San Bernardino County moves into less restrictive tiers with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feldheym’s public service hours will expand to Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Patrons of the San Bernardino Public Library (SBPL) will continue to be able to pick up books placed on hold Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 pm at the Inghram Branch at 1505 W. Highland Ave.; Villaseñor Branch at 525 N. Mt. Vernon Ave. and Rowe Branch at 108 E. Marshall Blvd.

Patrons may place books on hold via the online catalog at SBPL’s website at www.sbpl.org or by calling Feldheym at 381-8201 Monday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. Reference Librarians will also be available via phone during those hours to answer patrons’ reference questions. Rowe staff can be reached directly at 883-3411, Inghram at 887-4494 and Villaseñor at 381-8201 during operational hours.

Patrons planning to come to Feldheym are reminded of city and library Covid guidelines.

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.

Among the various resources:

Overdrive – eBooks, eAudiobooks and electronic editions of popular magazines formerly contained in R & B Digital Magazines and Audiobooks.

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)

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.

Donations of materials will be not accepted until further notice.

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/ .