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E-books, E-Audiobooks, & E-Magazines

Movie Streaming

E-Newspapers

Tutoring & E-Learning

Homework & Research Tools

Language Learning

Encyclopedias

Book Recommendations

Genealogy & Local History

Directories


E-books, E-Audiobooks, & E-Magazines

Overdrive Thousands of downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Get the Libby App for iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle® devices. Download to read offline for on-the-go reading! Cardholders can checkout up to 5 items at a time; borrowing period is 3 weeks; no late fees; eBooks and eAudiobooks automatically return at the end of the lending period. Email address required to place holds on titles.
TumbleBooks Ebooks for children to listen to and read along with. Find children’s puzzles/games, language learning books and audiobooks. Access using a web browser or download the Tumblebooks app for Apple and Android devices. Use the link provided to access the resource, username and password is not required.
RBDigital Magazines A collection of fifty popular magazines to read using RBDigital's iPhone®, Android™, or Kindle® Fire apps, or using a computer web browser. No holds, no waiting, no due dates. Create a free account with a South Pasadena Library card, username/email address, and password. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
 TumbleMath
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
OFFERED FREE UNTIL AUGUST 31ST. With this comprehensive collection of math picture books featuring animation and narration, use stories and literature to effectively teach math concepts to children (recommended K-6)! With no limits and waiting, TumbleMath is a quick way to jump into math.
TeenBookCloud
Username: tumble2020
Password: A3b5c6
OFFERED FREE UNTIL AUGUST 31ST. Check out Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks for grades 7-12. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.
 Virtual Library Comic Convention No library card is required, but you must be physically located in state of California. Over 4,000 comics, graphic novels, and children’s materials are available for free to all residents of California through August 31st. All of the eBooks are available in an unlimited simultaneous use model accessed via geolocation, so there are no waits or holds.
enki California Digital Library
No library card is required, but you must be physically located in state of California. Includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks. Note: this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection – just titles that are licensed for simultaneous use (no holds) and that fit the selected curations.

Movie Streaming

Kanopy Film Streaming

Stream up to 5 films per month from Kanopy's collection of 30,000 titles. Included are independent, foreign language, classic, documentary and educational films. The educational films include more than 3,000 Great Courses titles. Supported platforms include web browsers, apps for iPad/iPhone, Android, and Amazon’s fire Tablet, as well as Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast. Parental controls can be set to restrict access to films outside of the family friendly Kanopy Kids collection. Visit the Library's Kanopy site to create a free account with your library card, email address, and password. NOTE: Older library cards with the "PSPA" prefix will not work with Kanopy. While the library building is closed, please email library@southpasadenaca.gov for library card assistance.


E-Newspapers

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times full-text articles from 1985 to present; citations available for articles before 1985.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Contains over 1,500,000 pages of historical California newspapers published from 1846-present, including the first California newspaper the “Californian,” and the first daily California newspaper the “Daily Alta California.” No account necessary to access.
New York Times: For Use Inside of the Library Building Unlimited access to NYTimes.com from 1851 to present. This version of the NYTimes.com is only accessible from within the library. A NYTimes.com user account--including email address and password--is required. 
New York Times: For Use Outside of the Library Building  Enjoy the NYTimes.com from outside of the library for 24 hours of unlimited access of articles 1851 to present.  When your 24 hour access expires, return to this link and click again to start a new 24 hour access period. A NYTimes.com user account--including email address and password--is required. 

Tutoring & E-Learning

Tutor.com Specialized online tutors for Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Essay Writing, resume writing, job hunting, help with Excel, and more. Live tutoring services do not require a free account, but with one, extra services such as math problem and essay drop-off, practice quizzes, and more are available. Live tutors available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
Learning Express Library Practice tests including the GED®, Nursing School Exams, and SAT®; exercises; skill-building courses; and information for school and career purposes. Create a free account with your email address and a password.

Homework & Research Tools

Gale OneFile Articles from thousands of newspapers, magazines, trade journals and reference books on general topics.
Teaching Books Children’s instructional reading resources from book guides, meet-the-author videos, author biographies, to literature-based vocabulary lists and more.
Gale Primary Sources Primary sources from Archives Unbound and the Archives of Sexuality and Gender.

SIRS
username: 1617797H
Password: 91030

Information on controversial issues including pros and cons, overviews, relevant articles and images.
Toucan Valley Social Studies Fact Cards Fact cards about California Native Americans, explorers, missions, ranchos, governors, counties, and history.

Language Learning

Mango Languages Fun and immersive language learning software for students, travelers, and life-long learners. Courses are PhD-created, available in 70 languages, and accessible via apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®, or on any computer with an internet connection. English language courses are available in 17 different languages. Create a free account to track progress with an email address and password: account is not required for use. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.

Encyclopedias

World Book Encyclopedia for children, teens and adults including images and primary sources along with a dictionary and atlas. Also includes Spanish language encyclopedia Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.
Britannica School Encyclopedia for elementary to high school learners.
Scholastic Go! Children’s encyclopedias on various topics from animals to countries.
Britannica Escolar Spanish language encyclopedia for elementary to middle school learners.

Book Recommendations

NoveList Plus Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. 
Book Browse Find your next great read with reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.

Genealogy & Local History

Ancestry Library Edition Historical documents and photos from around the world. This database is only accessible from within the Library. Ask a Reference Librarian for assistance or click here from a library computer. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.
HeritageQuest Find American genealogical sources from interactive census maps, military records, book collections, city directories, and more. This database is only accessible from within the Library.
Flickr Over 1,500 historical photos from the Library's Local History Collection. 
Calisphere Find South Pasadena’s local history photographs and primary resources on California history and culture.

Directories

AtoZdatabases  Search jobs, businesses, and mailing lists. Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. 

 


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