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The following resources are available to anyone with a Palmdale City Library card:

Archives of Sexuality & Gender

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1 brings together primary source content on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Includes the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.

BookPsychic

The BookPsychic rates your books and offers recommendations on new titles. You can even save a list of the books you want to read in the future!

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow

Brainfuse's JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals. This is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career.

cloud Library

Free downloadable ebooks and eAudiobooks are available with your Palmdale City Library card. Accessing our digital collection has never been easier. cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablet or your mobile device, you can browse digital shelves and download what interests you.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration

Search articles on topics related to U.S. immigration across all time periods on the Encyclopedia of American Immigration website.

Footsteps 2 Brilliance

Footsteps 2 Brilliance is a free app containing ebooks and games devoted to helping your kids develop their reading skills. Sponsored by the Palmdale Unified School District.

Freegal

Freegal allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos, and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store.

HelpNow Online Tutoring                                                                       

Now you can get live help with math, reading, writing, and language arts anytime, day or night! The online tutoring you know and love has expanded tutoring hours for all California students. Math, reading, and writing tutors are available 24/7. Tutors in other subjects are available from 10:00 am – 10:00 pm. Kids, teens, and even adults can connect with a tutor for free and get help with homework, test preparation, or even résume suggestions. There are also flashcards and a writing lab to help you polish your papers! View the HelpNow Online Tutoring website for more information. View the HelpNow Online Tutoring website for more information.

Hoopla

With Hoopla, Palmdale City Library cardholders may access over 800,000 titles in the formats of audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, and television programs. Content may be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. All content is accessible via Hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com.

Learning Express

Learning Express is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals. Organized into targeted learning centers, this e-resource supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

LinkedIn Learning

Inspire anyone to learn the latest software, creative, and business skills. Give users of any skill level, bite-size tutorials, or comprehensive courses, on hundreds of topics. Encourage personalized and self-paced learning in the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese—

Mango Languages

Learn any of 70 world languages from Arabic to Yiddish on the Mango website. There’s also a great section teaching English to non-native speakers!

MasterFile Elite

MasterFile Elite  Complete provides full-text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion.

Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains popular magazines, primary source documents, reference books & encyclopedias, Biographies and over a million images. This database is a great resource that covers multiple subject areas and topics to help students with their research needs.

The New  York Times

Enjoy complimentary unlimited online access to the world’s finest journalism on nytimes.com

PressReader

Provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Includes over access to more than 7,000 top publications from around the globe. Just search for Palmdale City Library and sign in with your Library Card number.

SkillShare

SkillShare is an online learning platform with thousands of creative courses and classes taught by experts to help you learn new skills. Get Three months free through Palmdale City Library.

TheShelf

An all-in-one streaming platform with premium Spanish-language content for the whole family. Enjoy movies, TV series, games, performing art, and music, provided through the Trebel app. Visit TheShelf.tv to start streaming with your library card.

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy offers free ebooks for kids.