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AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or
Mailing Lists


Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more.

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Historical documents and photos from around the world.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.

Book Browse


Find your next great read with reviews, recommendations, read-alikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.



Find South Pasadena’s local history photographs and primary resources on California history and culture.

Comics Plus Library Edition

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  Read favorite comics, manga, and graphic novels using the ComicsPlus app on iPhone® or Android™ mobile devices or using any web browser. The collection includes more than 17,000 titles from over 90 publishers with new titles added regularly. No holds, no waiting, no limits on checkouts. Create an account with a South Pasadena Library card. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.



Over 1,500 historical photos from the Library's Local History Collection. 

Gale OneFile


Articles from thousands of newspapers, magazines, trade journals and reference books on general topics.

Kanopy Film Streaming

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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 an account.

Learning Express Library


Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses and information  for school and career purposes.

Live Homework Help /


Specialized online tutors for Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Essay Writing, SAT Prep and other topics available from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in English and Spanish. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.

Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times full-text articles from 1985 to present; citations available for articles before 1985.

Mango Languages

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 an account to track progress. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.

NoveList Plus


Reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages.



Downloadable audiobooks and e-books. Get the Libby App for iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle® devices.

RBDigital Magazines

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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 an account with a South Pasadena Library card. Sponsored by the Friends of the South Pasadena Library.

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Contains more than 115,000 articles covering every core-curriculum subject. The articles and their illustrations are derived from the content of seven Scholastic encyclopedia databases: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge,  America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples,  Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science.           

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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.



Ebooks for children to listen and read along. 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.

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.

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