Newspapers & Magazines


 

Flipster Digital Magazines

Access over 60 magazines with many popular titles in English and Spanish

Top titles include:

  • People
  • The New Yorker
  • Time
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Hola
  • Essence
  • News from Native California
  • Hispanic Network
  • The Advocate

Libby eMagazines

Access over 3,000 magazines in over 12 languages, including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, German and French.

Top titles include:

  • The Economist
  • US Weekly
  • National Geographic
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Vanity Fair
  • Rolling Stone

MasterFILE

  • Search millions of articles on a variety of subjects.
  • Browse by publication (title of magazine) or subject.
  • E-mail, print, or save articles.

 

New York Times

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Enjoy complimentary online access to the New York Times. You will need to create an account with your personal email address, or "Log In" if you already have created an account

Books & Streaming


 

Biblioboard

  • Biblioboard is an awesome eBook platform that allows you to read eBooks by local authors! Click the link above to get started. You can also download the Biblioboard app for Android and Apple devices! Are you thinking about self-publishing your own book? You can now create, edit, format and generate print-ready and eBook formats for your book—no matter how far along it may be by using the Pressbooks service by Biblioboard!

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

CloudLibrary

  • CloudLibrary allows you to borrow and read a wide array of eBooks and eAudiobooks from Escondido Public Library for free.
  • Download the app on your tablet or smart phone, or read in browser. Search the Apple app store or Google Play store for "CloudLibrary."

ComicsPlus

  • Get free and instant access to thousands of eComics and digital graphic novels in any web browser - whether on your phone or laptop.
  • Download the app on your tablet or smart phone, or read in browser. Search the Apple app store or Google Play store for "LibraryPass for Libraries."

Hoopla

  • Digital media service offered by Escondido Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, eComics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV!
  • Download the app on your supported smart TV or streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Firestick, and more) tablet or smart phone, or read in browser. Search the Apple app store or Google Play store for "Hoopla."

Libby

  • Libby (by OverDrive) allows you to borrow and read a wide array of eBooks and eAudiobooks from Escondido Public Library for free.
  • Download the Libby app on your tablet or smart phone, or read in browser. Search the Apple app store or Google Play store for "Libby."
  • If you currently use the legacy OverDrive app and need assistance, visit https://help.overdrive.com.

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks are animated, talking picture eBooks for children.

NoveList Plus

  • Find your next great read.
  • Browse by author, title, or series.

Career & Business


Brainfuse VetNow

  • Get free live online assistance for veterans, and their families
  • Get personalized assistance from a VA navigator to learn more about your eligibility for VA benefits
  • Access Veteran Resource Center to discover local and nationwide resources in education, employment, housing, and healthcare
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

 

AtoZdatabases

  • Find a job & build your resume using templates.
  • Find new business prospects.
  • Perform background checks.
  • Find detailed business profiles.
  • Locate relatives, long-lost friends & plan reunions.

Automotive Repair


Chilton Auto Repair Library

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
  • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
  • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
  • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
  • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.

Learn New Skills


Coursera

  • Coursera offers more than 3,800 cutting-edge courses, all taught by top instructors from over 200 leading universities and companies like Yale, University of Michigan and Google. This resource was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Click the link above to register for Coursera through the State Library website.
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Driver's License Practice

  • Prepare for your California Driver's License test by taking practice tests.
  • Tests in English and Spanish.

GetSetup

  • GetSetUp is an online community offering live classes to older adults. It is for people who want to learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences.
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Learning Express Library

  • Prepare for an exam or job
  • Practice for academic, military or vocational tests
  • Take business courses including Microsoft Office.
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

LinkedIn Learning

  • Keep up to date with technology
  • Build career-boosting business know how
  • Explore hundreds of topics in management, leadership, and marketing
  • Gain multimedia, design, web development, and social media skills
  • Get immediate, just-in-time answers to questions
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

NorthStar

  • Northstar Digital Literacy is an assessment and learning tool aimed at helping adults acquire the skills they need in today’s workplace. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, and Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks. 
  • If you would like to create a learner account for Northstar to keep track of your progress, please visit the Information Desk or email us at escondidolibrary@gmail.com.
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Skillshare

  • Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together to take their next step in their personal and professional journey. Courses offered include topics such as freelancing, entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing.
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Language


Pronunciator

  • Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

Genealogy and Escondido History


Ancestry.com

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Search for birth, death, and census records. Also includes directories, maps, photos, and more.

Digital Reel

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Digital Reel allows access to Escondido newspapers published prior to 1995. This includes The AdvocateThe Escondido Times, and The Times Advocate.

FamilySearch.org

  • PLEASE NOTE: This resource is only available on Library computers and the wireless network in the Library.
  • Search for birth, death, and census records.
  • You will need to create an account with your personal email address, or "Log In" if you already have created an account.

Government & Law


Government Environmental Documents

  • Chatham Bros Environmental Clean-up updates

Legal Information Reference Center

  • Search for legal information (real estate, family, business, and more).
  • Browse and download legal forms.
  • Browse popular Nolo Press legal eBooks online.

Health


Consumer Health Complete

  • Search for information on diseases and conditions.
  • Get information about prescription drugs and alternative medicine.
  • View images, diagrams, videos, and animations.

Spanish/Español


Escolar

  • Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

Homework Resources


Biography Reference Center

  • Find biographical information on famous people through history and from around the world.
  • Search by name, occupation, nationality, or country.

Brainfuse Help Now

  • Real-time homework assistance
  • Assistance in Math, Language Arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog
  • Adult learners can access writing assistance, citizenship resources
  • No age limit to who can use the service
  • This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

Brittanica School

  • Brittanica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Explora

  • Search millions of articles on a variety of subjects.
  • Browse by publication (title of magazine) or subject.
  • E-mail, print, or save articles.
  • Search for magazine articles for high school homework assignments.
  • See the reading level (Lexile) for each article.

Points of View

  • Read different points of view on a variety of topics.