Supporting Student Success

Sonoma County Library has everything students need to succeed in school, from preschool to elementary school through college.

Supporting Student Success

Free Educational Resources

The most important school supply.

Library cards are free for all Sonoma County students.

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.

Computer use, internet access, and study spaces

Students can use computers, get internet access, and chill in study spaces at all library locations.

Student Success Tutorials

Interested in our online resources but don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place! Watch video tutorials to learn how to use library online resources using your Student OneCard, eCard, or regular Sonoma County Library account.

Homework Help

The library offers online resources and programs to help students with homework success, and our knowledgeable staff is happy to offer assistance.

Weekend Hours

All regional libraries are open on Saturdays from 10 am-6 pm and on Sundays from 1-5pm, supporting students' learning on weekends.

Local and Regional History

The Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library, located in the annex behind the Central Library in Santa Rosa, is an excellent resource for Sonoma County-specific assignments. It houses historical information on Sonoma County and its cities and towns, as well as genealogical and census information.

Summer Learning Support

Work with Sonoma County Library to fight "the summer slide." Don’t fall behind when access to summer learning opportunities are available at your nearest branch of the Sonoma County Library system. Let us help you learn, create, and achieve.

Sonoma County Library Branches

Wondering which of the 14 branches of the Sonoma County Library is closest to you?


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.

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Northstar is a set of online, self-guided modules used to test computer and technology skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: essential computer skills, essential software skills and using technology in daily life. Learning Suite icon Learning Suite
Free online SAT prep resources, and much more.

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Student Success Videos
Learn how to access eResources with your Student One Card by following along with the Student Success tutorial video series in English and Spanish.

Coursera Icon

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

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Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Adults/Teens (12-17) -- More info