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A to Z Maps

Thousands of political, physical, outline, environmental, antique, and scientific maps. More

A to Z the USA

Encyclopedia of U.S. state and country data. More

A to Z World Culture

Society and culture in 175 countries. More


A comprehensive early learning resource for children ages 2–8. Access at library locations. More

Adult Learning Tutorials- LearningExpress Library

Supports adult learners in developing core skills in math, reading, communication, and citizenship. More

Alexander Street Performing Arts Collection

A collection of music, dance, and theater content spanning hundreds of genres and a wide range of subject types. More

America's News - via NewsBank

News sources from across the US. Includes same day access to issues of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and San Francisco Chronicle. More

Ancestry Library Edition

Resources for genealogical and historical research. Access at library locations. More

Archives Unbound

Primary source material on topics of importance to U.S. and California history. More

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

A collection of contemporary plays from the archive of the nation’s premiere radio theater company.More

Author Talks

Live online discussions from Best Selling Authors of both fiction and nonfiction books. More

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An easy way to keep track of the books you read and connect to our reading programs. More


Classic children’s picture book videos paired with a related nonfiction eBook. English and Spanish. More

Britannica Academic

Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools. More

Britannica School

Thousands of up-to-date articles, images, videos, audio clips and maps in three separate databases, for elementary, middle, or high school. More

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California Digital Newspaper Collection

Contains over 400,000 pages of California newspapers published from 1846 to 1922. More


The University of California's free public gateway to primary sources. Offers more than 200,000 digitized items, including photographs, documents, newspaper pages and more. More

Chilton Automotive Repair

Repair, maintenance and service information on popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. More

Classica by Stingray

Stream classical music, opera, and ballet. More

College Admission Test Preparation

Test prep for ACT, SAT, PSAT, AP and more, dedicated to supporting students applying to colleges. More

College Student Center

Review graduate school admission exams, College Placement Exams, and CLEP Exams. More

Computer Skills Center

Fundamentals of computers, the internet and popular software applications with easy-to-follow video tutorials. More

Consumer Reports

Product testing, consumer-oriented research, and public education. More


Flexible job-relevant online learning for individuals and organizations, from more than 200 universities and companies. More


A go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. More


Country and state reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including background, customs, and lifestyles. More

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Digital Public Library of America

eBooks, maps, pictures, and other digital library items from libraries, museums, and archives across the country. More

Discover and Go

Free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions. More

DMV Practice Driving Tests for California

Online practice tests and driver's manuals for car and motorcycle exams. Online driver's manuals. More

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EBSCO eBook Collection

Access to over 700 reference eBooks in the Masterfile and Explora databases. More

Enki Electronic Books

Over 90,000 eBooks in all areas of fiction and non-fiction. More

enki California Digital Library

Over 5,300 eBooks from leading publishers and indie authors. Available to anyone physically located in the state of California. More

Environmental Studies in Context

Periodicals and multimedia resources on important topics including Earth systems, global change, pollution and populations. More


Spanish-language research resource from Britannica for K12 students. More

Explora Educator's Edition

Content relevant to teachers, including lesson plans, curriculum standards, and professional development resources. More

Explora for Elementary School

Magazine articles, biographies, images and more for students in grades K-8. More

Explora for High School

Magazine articles, biographies, images and more, for high school students. More

Explora for Middle School

Resources for middle school homework assignments. More

Exploring Race in Society

Exploring Race in Society provides context and solutions-oriented points of view on topics related to race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusiveness. More

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FIMo - Fire Insurance Maps Online

Historical California maps with high definition, color and gray-scale images. More

Freegal Music

A music service offering unlimited streaming of 15 million-plus songs. More

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GED / High School Equivalency Center

For students working to complete their GED. More

Grades 4-8 Educator Resources - LearningExpress Library

Resources to help school aged students develop subject skills in elementary and middle school. More

Great Courses Library Collection

More than 250 video courses, led by the world’s top experts. More


GreenFILE explores the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines, such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. More

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HelpNow by Brainfuse

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


U.S. obituaries and death notices for genealogical research, from 1704 to today. More


Fully indexed and searchable, full-page online views of Census archives for the complete U.S. Federal Census, from 1790 to 1930. Thousands of family and place histories, genealogical books, documents, and official records. More

Historical Magazine Archives from EBSCO

Full text historical runs of select major magazines dating from the 1800s forward including Architectural Digest (1922-2011), The Atlantic (1857-2014), Bloomberg Businessweek (1929-2000), Forbes (1917-2000), Fortune (1930-2000), Life (1936-2000) and U.S. News & World Report (1926-1984).More

Hoopla Comics Kingdom BingePass

Access thousands of digital comics strips, including classic funnies like Zits, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, Hagar the Horrible, and more. More

Hoopla Curiosity Stream BingePass

Access to award-winning films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more. More

Hoopla Digital

eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, music, comics, magazines and television shows. More

Hoopla Filmocracy BingePass

Thousands of award-winning festival films and hundreds of film festivals each year from across the globe. More

Hoopla Fret Zealot

Learn how to play your favorite songs at your own pace. Browse over 100 courses covering all styles of guitar, bass, and ukulele. More

Hoopla Great Courses BingePass

Access to hundreds of the most popular Great Courses. More

Hoopla hellosaurus BingePass

Enjoy stories from award-winning creators, makers, and musicians for kids ages two to eight. More

Hoopla Magazines BingePass

Current issues of 50-plus popular magazines. More

Hoopla Puzzle Palace BingePass

Play brain-bending games with a hoopla Puzzle Palace BingePass! With all of your favorite puzzles—like sudoku, crosswords, and word games—in one place, there’s something for kids, beginners, and seasoned experts alike. More

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Find images for personal and educational purposes. More


Stream classic and contemporary features, award-winning shorts, film festival favorites and documentaries from around the world. More

International Wine Research Database

Current and historical wine literature; plus the Charles L. Sullivan Wine Index of historical research. More

Internet Archive Sonoma County

Several collections feature local content, including school yearbooks, oral history videos, wine history, and government documents. More

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Streaming movie collection showcasing more than 30,000 classic and groundbreaking films. More


The go-to source for expert information, pricing, and trends on antiques and collectibles. More

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Learning Express

Nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to improve skills required for academic and career success. More

Legal Information Reference Center

Full text and complete forms from Nolo Press books, written by lawyers for consumers and small business. More

Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow and download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and comics. More

Libby Magazines, by OverDrive

Borrow and download unlimited magazines, from over 3,000 titles. More

LinkedIn Learning

Courses and tutorials taught by industry experts covering a variety of topic and skill areas. More

LinkedIn Learning Blog

Free courses to anyone who doesn't have a library card. Links and information for job seekers, educators, remote workers and more. More

Local History Index

Research Sonoma County people, places, organizations and events referenced in books, journals and newspapers found primarily in the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library. More

LUNA Commons

The LUNA Commons showcases public collections and shared resources. Includes high-quality historical maps and atlases related to Sonoma County. More Info

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Una biblioteca digital de 200 libros electrónicos en español para niños. A digital library with 200 Spanish language eBooks for children. More

Mango Languages

Language learning service offering 60 foreign languages and 17 English courses taught in the user’s native tongue. More

MasterFile Complete - Magazine Articles

Full text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. More


A video streaming service of musical works in classical music, opera, dance and jazz. More


Answer health questions with extensive information about drugs and supplements and an illustrated medical encyclopedia. More

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National Geographic Archives 1888-2015

Magazines issues, images and maps produced by National Geographic from 1888 to 2015. More

National Geographic Kids

Books, videos, magazines and pictures produced by National Geographic for children. More

The New York Times - At Library Access

Free access to unlimited New York Times articles and content for Sonoma County Library cardholders while using library computers or WiFi. More

The New York Times - Remote Access

72-hour remote pass to New York Times articles and content. More


Digital archive of:

  • Cloverdale Reveille 1880 to 2004
  • The Petaluma Newspapers 1876 to 2018
  • The Press Democrat from 1928 to 1997
  • Sonoma West Times and News 1895 to 2016 More




Choose to receive a variety of newsletters including lists of new titles on the subject of your choice. More


Self-guided modules used to test computer and technology skills. More

NoveList K-8 Plus

Helps kids find books for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can find tools to teach with books and engage young readers. More

NoveList Plus

Allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a template to locate other authors and titles of interest. More

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Occupational Exam Prep - LearningExpress Library

Information specific to career exploration and exams. More

Online Archives of California

Detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by the Sonoma County Library, plus more than 200 other contributing institutions including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California and the University of California. More

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Palace Project App

The Palace Project app houses multiple eBook collections, all searchable in one place. Find, check out, download, and read over 245,000 titles. More


PebbleGo is packed with science-focused informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy support for students of all abilities. More

Physical Review Journals

Offers high-quality research and review journals to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics. On site access only through library computers or WiFi. More

Points of View

Guided research support for students to understand and explore the full scope of controversial subjects and current events. More

Press Democrat

Explore local news, events and people online with the Press Democrat. More


Unlimited access to more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines from around the world, featuring international news in a browsable and visual format from 120 countries in 60 languages. More

ProQuest eLibrary

More than 11,000 research topic pages with information on people, places, historical events and eras, literary genres, current events, broad curricular themes and more. More

ProQuest Newspapers

Articles from over 2,800 newspapers, newswires, blogs, and other publications in 14 languages from around the world including:

  • The Guardian, 1992 to present
  • The New York Times, 1980 to present
  • La Opinión, 1992 to present
  • Petaluma Argus-Courier, 2008 to 2009
  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 1994 to present
  • Reforma, 1995 to present
  • El Universal, 2005 to present
  • The Wall Street Journal, 1984 to present
  • The Washington Post, 1987 to present More


ProQuest Research Companion

Helps students learn effective scholarly research with access to journals, books, newspapers and magazines. More

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Qello Concerts by Stingray

The world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand. More


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Recursos Para Hispanohablantes - LearningExpress Library

Spanish language materials offering GED, American citizenship test preparation and other tools. More

Reference Solutions

Research and analyze U.S. companies, industries, and consumers. Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA) covers millions of businesses, from major corporations to small businesses and sole proprietorships. More

Resume and Job Searching- LearningExpress Library

Assistance with the process of exploring careers and preparation for the hiring process. More

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Salem Press Reference Shelf

Reference books: Earth Materials & Resources; Earth's Weather, Water, & Atmosphere; Earth's Surface & History; and Physics & Chemistry of the Earth. More

San Francisco Chronicle 1865-1922

For genealogists and local historians. Search full text of early issues and see exact copies of articles as printed on original pages of the San Francisco Chronicle. More

San Francisco Chronicle - via NewsBank

Current PDFs of San Francisco newspaper editions. More

Science: Interactive

Manipulate and explore 3D models in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. More

The Shelf

A streaming video collection of Spanish-language movies and TV series with premium content from Latin America and Spain. More

SIRS Discoverer

Reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering reading, language arts, science, social studies, history, health and technology. More

SIRS Issues Researcher

For pro/con homework assignments with background and analysis on 360-plus leading issues. More


The sign-up period for Skill Share has ended. Patrons who signed up for access before 09/30/23 can log in at Skillshare.org to view and complete their courses. Thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people.More

Small Business Reference Center

Research starting a company, operations management and sales, and growing or rescuing a business. Full text and complete forms from Nolo Press books, written by lawyers for consumers and small business. More

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

A collection of world music, spoken word, and aural traditions. More

Sonoma Index-Tribune - via NewsBank

The Sonoma Index tribune is a 5,300-circulation newspaper covering Sonoma Valley. More

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TeachingBooks for Libraries

Easy-to-use website that adds multimedia to the reading experience of children and young adults. More


Access more than 3,600 expert tutors for one-to-one, real-time tutoring in over 40 subjects and test preparation areas. Spanish language materials too. More

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U.S. Government Information

A guide to United States online resources. More


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Accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. Use data, tools and proven ranks to evaluate investments with confidence. More


Free live online help for veterans, and their families. More

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The Wall Street Journal

The latest news coverage on the Wall Street Journal website. Note: The sharing of sign-on credentials is not permitted. More

Washington Post (At Library Access)

24/7 online access to The Washington Post website while using library computers or WiFi. More

Washington Post (Remote Access)

24/7 online remote access to The Washington Post website. More

Wildlife Encyclopedia

Descriptive articles, photos, and maps of habitat areas of animals around the world. More


World's largest network of library content. Search the collections of libraries all over the world, including Sonoma County Library. More

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