eLibrary

OC Public Libraries is pleased to offer a wide range of electronic and digitized resources for our patrons.

 

Books & Literature

BOOKFLIX
Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks from preschool through 3rd grade.

BOOKS IN PRINT
Publisher information for books, compact disc, audio-book, DVD items currently in publication.

LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews.

NOVELIST PLUS
Expert reading recommendations including reviews, articles, lists and more.

NOVELIST K-8 PLUS
Expert reading recommendations for younger readers that match readers to their levels and interests.

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES CATALOG
Our online catalog of all our holdings. Patrons can place holds, manage their library account (renew, modify holds, pay) and create a My List.

TEACHINGBOOKS
TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens.

TRUE FLIX

Offering dozens of units to supplement social studies and science core curricula learning. TrueFlix is a highly-engaging multimedia resource that can be used in the library, the classroom, on mobile devices, or at home.

WORLDCAT
The world's largest library catalog.

Building & Construction Trade

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TRADE
Contractor’s, electrical, carpentry, construction, plumbing, alternative energy, HVACR, and welding introductions and reference guides.

Business

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

A collection of Small Business Resources compiled by OC Public Libraries.

 

REFERENCEUSA

New, current, closed and historical  business database, jobs/internships postings, healthcare physicians and dentist and U.S. consumer/lifestyle listings.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

BOOKFLIX
Video storybooks paired with related nonfiction ebooks from preschool through 3rd grade.

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS
An online collection of California Mission eBooks.

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
Encyclopedia of Small Business, Gale Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, American Decades, History Behind the Headlines, West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, and Reference Guide to World Literature.

HOOPLA
Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics. 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
Access over 300 eBook titles published by National Geographic.

OVERDRIVE
Fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Encyclopedia

BRITANNICA SCHOOL

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

BRITANNICA ESCOLAR
Un excelente recurso digital en español que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.
 

Government Documents

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS
Free access to Federal Government information through print, digital materials, and online resources.

Health

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Health/medical journals, pamphlets, health-related videos and articles.

History

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS
An online collection of California Mission eBooks

 

INDIGENOUS VOICE OF SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

“We’re Still Here” video series.


HISTORICAL SHEET MUSIC
A selection of sheet music published before 1923.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present.

OC STORIES
Images and stories from Orange County's rich and diverse past.

 

OC SURF STORIES

OC Surf Stories video series.

 

Jobs and Careers

BRAINFUSE JOBNOW & VETNOW 

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.

 

JOB SEEKER RESOURCES

Locations of One-Stop Centers, Veterans Reemployment Office, Joint Forces Training Base and Workforce Centers in Orange County.
 

LEARNING EXPRESS JOB & CAREER CENTER

Powerful tools and guidance to achieve your career goals. Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics.

 

OCPL JOB SEEKER TOOLKIT

General research help.

Language

MANGO
Interactive Language Learning resource plus ESL.

Local History

ANCESTRY LIBRARY EDITION

Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool offering the most comprehensive, international genealogical information available online.



 

CALIFORNIA MISSION EBOOKS

An online collection of California Mission eBooks.



 

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS

OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers is a collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s.

 

 

FOLD3

Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

 

HERITAGEQUEST ONLINE

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

 

OC REGISTER

Newsbank contains the OC Register from 1987-current and the Irvine World News, Orange County Register weekly from 2003-current.



 

OC PUBLIC LIBRARIES GENEALOGY PAGE

OC Genealogy Events, Online Resources, Bibliography, Local Organizations, Tips and Obituaries.



 

OC STORIES

Images and stories from Orange County's rich and diverse past.

 

Magazines, Newspapers, & Current Events

DIGITAL NEWSPAPERS
OC Public Libraries Digital Newspapers is a collection of digitized microfilm newspapers with some issues from the 1920s through the 1980s.
NOTE: This resource is only available in the library.

EXPLORA
Full text for more than 2,200 periodicals including Consumer Reports and Consumer Reports Buying Guide.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIRTUAL LIBRARY
National Geographic Magazine from 1888 to present.

NEWSBANK
Select local, regional, national U.S. newspapers and popular magazines.

NY TIMES
Enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device. Choose from English, Español or 中文.

OC REGISTER


OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS
Information on today's hottest social issues.

RB DIGITAL
Digital Magazines - RB Digital

 

Movies & Music

 

FREEGAL
Freegal is a free music service from your library.  Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs.


HOOPLA
Digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV programs, & comics.

Online Training

ALLDATA
Online auto repair manuals from 1982-present. 

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BRAINHQ
BrainHQ offers more than two dozen scientifically proven exercises to help you think faster, focus better, remember more and enjoy life!

CHILTON
Automotive repair information for the most popular vehicles from 1940 to the present.

CA DMV TESTS
Sample practice test and online CA Driver’s Handbook from the DMV.

GALE COURSES
Gale Courses offer over 350 instructor-led, online courses.
Classes are 6 weeks long, with new ones starting each month.

KHAN ACADEMY
Personalized SAT practice tests.
(Please Note: this resource is not compatible with Internet Explorer)

UNIVERSAL CLASS
Over 500 online continuing education courses.

Tax Information and Forms

TAX INFORMATION AND FORMS
 

Veterans

BRAINFUSE JOBNOW & VETNOW 

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.

 

VETERANS RESOURCES
Veteran’s Benefits, Continuing Education, Job Searching, Healthcare, Housing Resources and Suggested Reading Material.