Library Resources & Services


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                                                                       

Free live homework help every day from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. 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.

The New  York Times

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

Legal Aid

Free legal assistance every Tuesday (civil only) for low-income patrons. Call 661-267-5600 to make your appointment. Sponsored by the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA).


No password needed, just connect to “LibraryAP.” Available for free at the Library during the following hours:

Monday through Thursday
9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Friday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

Fax Service Through FAX24

Fax your important documents at the Library for $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each additional page (credit or debit card required).


Free access to Sorenson videophone for deaf and hard-of-hearing callers to conduct conversations through a video relay system using American Sign Language (ASL).


The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 and up) build a strong foundation for academic success. Best of all, kids love it and it’s free to use in the Library! is 100% educational with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas:

  • Art
  • Math
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social studies

Palmdale Antelope Valley Adult Literacy Program

Free literacy tutoring for English-speaking adults over the age of 18. Call 661-202-7403 to get in touch with a literacy specialist.


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!

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.

Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy offers free ebooks for kids.