K-12 Resources

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SERVICES & ONLINE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS K-12

Curbside Pickup
Available at El Gabilan Library on Monday and Friday from 10 am - 2 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2 pm - 6 pm.
Available at Cesar Chavez Library from 10 am - 2 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2 pm - 6 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm.
Go online to the library catalog, place items on hold and pick them up when you are notified that they are ready at either El Gabilan Library or Cesar Chavez Library.

HelpNow from Brainfuse
Live tutoring and Online help from expert tutors 7-days a week from 1 pm - 10 pm (available in English and Spanish).

Hoopla
Borrow audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, music and TV shows on your computer, tablet or phone. 

OverDrive
Borrow and read free e-books and audiobooks using your computer, phone or tablet.

​SalemPress
Robust online reference information that covers American history, ancient history, and major historical events.

Explora
Online research platform that offers reference books, primary source documents, and photos.

Encyclopedia Britannica Elementary
Encyclopedia Britannica Middle
Encyclopedia Britannica High 
Britannica Escolar (Spanish)

This online library database from Britannica is aimed at the digital classroom. The entries are specially designed at different reading levels, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower comprehension levels as needed.

Get a Digital Library Card
Fill out the application and click “submit”. 
The site will generate a library card number and a password.   
You can use this library card and password to access our digital resources. Save it.
A Digital Library Card only gives you access to online resources.

You may get a physical card at El Gabilan Library or Cesar Chavez Library during Curbside Services hours, or apply to get one through mail. Once you complete the application, it will be processed and a provisional card will be sent to the address provided.  Once you receive that card, you can come to the library during Curbside Service hours and get a full service card issued by providing identification, and proof of address.