The Oakland Public Library subscribes to a large number of online databases to help you find specialized information online. Most databases require a library card and PIN number for access. You can browse the list of library databases at our Articles & Databases page.
Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks
Oakland Public Library cardholders can download e-Books and Audiobooks from the convenience of their homes through the Oakland e-Port. Books can be read on a wide variety of devices including the Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, and Apple iPad. Learn more about getting started with the Oakland Library e-Port here, or visit the e-Port directly.
Home Electronics Repair Resources
SAMS Photofact Online
Search for thousands of repair schematics for consumer electronics from SAMS Technical Publishing. Includes PDF schematics for TVs, VCRs, DVDs, radios, and audio equipment from 1946 to the present. New manuals are added to the database every month covering the latest in televisions, including HDTV, plasma, and LCD monitors.
This database is available at the Main Library only.
Oakland Public Library librarians have created a number of subject guides to help you get started with your online research:
- Job search resources
- Family history and genealogy
- Business information online
- Information about buying a car
- Government Information