College Bound

Unsure whether college is right for you? Nervous about costs, the application process, or finding a place you fit in? The library can help. College may seem like years away, but it’s right around the corner for many students. Check out our college bound resources for answers to all your college-related questions.

Student One Card

Student OneCard

Through the Student OneCard initiative, students can use their school ID numbers to access resources in support of their education. Students in participating school districts automatically have library accounts via this initiative. Read more about the Student OneCard here.

Our Student OneCard partnership provides students access to library resources using their student ID number. See the list of participating schools and learn more about Student OneCards.

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These resources are free with your Sonoma County Library card.

Find eBooks and eAudiobooks about college or vocational schools. Or try these resources to learn new skills, and find textbooks from credible academic resources.

HelpNow by Brainfuse

HelpNow by Brainfuse
Live tutors available 24 hours a day. Assistance in math, science, language arts, and other core K-12 subjects.

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Learning Express Library
Explore careers, get information on colleges and technical schools, and practice entrance exams. You can even take a free online class to prepare for the SATs. Learning Suite icon Learning Suite
Free online SAT prep resources, and much more.

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Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. Adults/Teens (12-17) -- More info

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LinkedIn Learning (formerly
LinkedIn Learning for Libraries provides Sonoma County Library cardholders access to the complete LinkedIn Learning (formerly collection of courses and award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts covering a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat. Adults/Teens (12-17) -- More info

Palace Bookshelf

Palace Bookshelf
More than 11,000 eBooks that are free to download, including classics, children's books, textbooks and world language titles. Adults/School-Age Children (5-12)/Teens (12-17)/Preschool Children (0-5) -- More info


The list below is an example of titles available through the library's eBook collections (Enki and OverDrive), which you can access with your library card.

Useful Links

Vocational & Trade Schools in California
Apply for Aid Using the FAFSA Form

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact your local reference librarian.