A-Z Online Resources


America’s News Collection Newspapers Library Card Required.

Over 3,700 credible, vetted U.S. news sources. Search for current events, business, health, education, political and social issues, and more. Includes full-text access to current issues of the East Bay Times and San Francisco Chronicle.

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American Physical Society Library Card Required.

APS is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

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Black Panther Newspapers New! Library Card Required.

The Black Panther was the official newspaper for the Black Panther Party. It was founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in 1967 and ran through 1980 printing 537 issues.

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Black Thought and Culture New! Library Card Required.

A collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major black figures in America, covering 250 years of history. Provides online access to essential primary sources from black history to students of all ages, whether they're working on school projects, term papers, or college-level research.

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Brainfuse HelpNow New!

Free online homework help with a live tutor! Get help for Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. There’s no age limit; adult learners can also access writing assistance, resume review, citizenship resources and other tools.

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Career Online High School New! Library Card Required.

Career Online High School gives students the opportunity to earn an 18-credit Cognia/SACS/NCA/NWAC accredited high school diploma, a credentialed career certificate, and a career portfolio including a resume and cover letter. Students receive extensive career development support and graduate with the tools they need to take the next step in their careers or post-secondary education.

Coursera Library Card Required.

Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. Offers a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

Please note: This program for California residents has a limited number of paid all-access seats available.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library. 

Creativebug Library Card Required.

Creativebug offers a variety of arts & crafts video lessons. All skill levels and ages welcomed.

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EBSCO eBook Collection eBooks Library Card Required.

Viewable and downloadable e-Books, featuring a wide range of subjects and publishers. Downloaded books can be checked out for up to 7 days. You'll need to create an account with a user name and password to access eBook content.

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Educate Station New!

Developed by experienced and passionate educators from across the United States, Educate Station helps libraries support their communities by providing quality educational content for homeschooling families and teachers.

Educate Station currently has a full curriculum for grades Pre-K through Fifth Grade, presented in a recommended learning sequence of printable packets. Primary subjects include English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Social-Emotional Learning.



Gale In Context: Elementary Library Card Required.

Introduce elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.

Guidestar New! Library Card Required.

GuideStar is the most comprehensive source of nonprofit information
• Community members can easily find local nonprofits where they can donate, work, or volunteer
• GuideStar connects those in need to resources they rely on, such as food banks or shelters
• Access 2 million+ nonprofits

Login to your library account to access.

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History: Online Archive of California

The Online Archive of California provides free public access to detailed descriptions of primary resource collections maintained by more than 200 institutions, including libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies, and museums throughout California

History: OPL Digital Collections

Photographs, letters and newspapers that document the history of Oakland and the East Bay Area and the history of African Americans in California


Kanopy Movies & TV Library Card Required.

Free access to thousands of streaming videos with your library card. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos such as "The Great Courses." Each user can use up to 12 tickets a month to use towards streaming content.

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LearningExpress Library New! Library Card Required.

LearningExpress Library is an easy-to-use online test prep resource that helps people improve their core academic skills, earn a high school equivalency, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Available online. Registration requires an e-mail address. If you are registering from outside the library, you will also need to enter your library barcode. Your Email Address is your Username.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

LinkedIn Learning New! Library Card Required.

LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, features video courses in technology and business skills, from “soft skills” like communication to “hard skills” like Python and SQL.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


MakeMake eBooks New! Library Card Required.

MakeMake es una plataforma digital de 300 libros electrónicos en español para niños. La colección incluye libros ilustrados y libros interactivos de América Latina.

MakeMake is a digital platform of 300 Spanish-language ebooks for children. The collection includes picture books, read-along books, and interactive books from Latin America.

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National Geographic Kids New!

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes the complete run of the magazine from the first issue in 2009 to the present, as well as books and videos. Best for children aged 6–14.

NewspaperArchive Newspapers

The world's largest collection of online newspapers. Includes issues of the Oakland Tribune between 1874 and 1977. Available on site only.

Available for in-library use only

Northstar Digital Literacy New!

Northstar provides assessments, instructor-led curricula, and self-directed online learning for basic digital literacy skills. Learners can build their computer skills and earn awards certificates and badges in Basic Computer Skills, Using Email, Career Search Skills, etc.

This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.


O’Reilly for Public Libraries Library Card Required.

Over 45,000 current ebooks and 30,000 hours of video in areas such as information technology and software; business; digital media; professional and personal development; and desktop and web applications. Includes the popular "For Dummies" series.

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Palace Project Audiobooks eBooks New!

The Palace Project is an e-reading experience developed by and for libraries. With the Palace app you have access to the library’s digital collections in one place. Enjoy thousands of free books from the Palace Bookshelf, as well as titles your library has purchased through the Palace Marketplace, available exclusively in the app. Download the Palace app for Apple iOS or Android and check out the Palace!

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Pronunciator Library Card Required.

Learn a new language, perfect a non-English language, or learn English.




Free online tutoring for students K - 12th grade, college students, and adult learners.
Free help finding a job, applying for a job online, and writing a cover letter and resume. Live one-on-one help is available everyday from 12pm (noon) until 12am (midnight). Live Spanish-speaking support is also available for math, science, and social studies subjects.
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VetNow Library Card Required.

Learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create and improve resumés, prepare for and practice interviewing, and search for jobs. Veterans can connect with community resources and get live online help navigating their benefits. 

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