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ABC Mouse

ABCmouse is the #1 learning app for children ages 2–8+, with more than 8,500 activities that teach reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. ABCmouse makes learning fun and exciting, and it teaches children through books, games, songs, puzzles, videos, and more!

Alexander Street

You can stream over 80,000 videos and other formats across many disciplines including performing arts, history, literary, and academic.

Ancestry: Library Edition

Want to learn more about your ancestry? Visit the Main or Newhope library and explore the world’s largest online family history resource. Get access to millions of historical documents, records, and historical photos at both of our branches.

APS Physics Journals

Find peer-reviewed, original research and scientific literature on everything related to physics.


Online music instruction at your fingertips. Whether you are just starting out or interested in improving your skills, access step-by-step instruction from some of the world’s most sought-after musicians and teachers. Blues, bluegrass, jazz, rock, classical and more!

You’ll have full access to content from ArtistWorks for 30 days. When it expires, you can get access through Libby again.

Audio Drama (L.A. Theatre Works Collection)

The L.A. Theater Works Collection delivers dramatic works in streaming audio from curated archive of one of the most premiere theater company.

Book Connection

Personalize and enjoy digital connections to books for kids and teens. Explore movies and recordings of authors, book trailers, Meet-the-Author recordings, book readings, and more.


Discover a world of online learning at your fingertips with Bendable. You can browse thousands of learning resources and filter by topic, language, time estimate and provider to find the right pathway for you—whether you’re learning for fun or for work. Start learning on Bendable today.

Brainfuse Online Tutoring

No matter where you are, get free live online homework help, play games, take practice tests, and learn. Connect with a live tutor from any device with an internet connection. Need help understanding your assignments? Visit Brainfuse HelpNow to get FREE online one-to-one tutoring

Brainfuse VetNow

Free live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families.

Britannica Escolar

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

Britannica School

Britannica 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 websites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Broadway on Demand

Broadway on Demand Collection provides an extensive range of content that goes beyond live performances.

Classical Music in Video

Classical Music offers a diverse range of musical performances, masterclasses, and documentaries highlighting classical concerto, orchestral, and choral music from the medieval to contemporary periods.

Comic Plus

Comics Plus offers readers unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular publishers. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading.


Hone your skills and knowledge through Coursera with courses from more than 200 major universities and qualified instructors. Courses include math, statistics, computer language such as Python, English, marketing, and so many more.

This program for California residents is for a limited time with a limited number of seats. The program is full and there is no waitlist. If you received a “Program Full” message, you can log into your Coursera account on Mondays at 12 noon to see if any seats have become available. Access is not guaranteed.


Experience the world through cultural information in more than 200 countries.


Explore your creative ambitions with over 1,500 crafting classes. Make art, food, fabric crafts, yarn crafts and develop living skills such as gardening, writing, and yoga.

You’ll have full access to content from Craftsy for 7 days. When it expires, you can get access through Libby again.

Craftsy en Espanol

Obtén acceso a expertos de clase mundial que facilitan el aprendizaje de nuevas habilidades. Más de 150 clases en línea con instrucción paso a paso para cada nivel.

Con tu tarjeta de la biblioteca accederás un pase de 7 días. Cuando se vence tu pase, puedes obtener otro pase a través de Libby.

Dance Online

Dance in Video addresses a key need for academic dance research by providing access to performances and instruction to scholars, researchers, and students in the field of dance.


Explore over 100,000 books, find new gems and classic novels, discover many titles that are unavailable anywhere else.

Gale in Context: Environmental

Learn about environmental issues such as pollution, land use, global change, and more.

Gale in Context: Science

Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information.


Want to learn something new? Gain new skills? Or just stay connected? It’s never too late! GetSetUp is designed for older adults to learn new and exciting skills.

The partnership between the California State Library and GetSetUp concludes April 30th, 2024. Users will be given 30 days to choose a subscription, after which your account will automatically revert to a free “community only” subscription with limited access to classes. Keep the learning and engagement going by checking out the other online learning opportunities available through your public library.

The Great Courses Library Collection

Never stop learning with The Great Courses Library Collection. 500+ online courses on just about anything ranging from cake decorating to accounting & bookkeeping. Accredited CEUs for professional development. Supports assessments for the serious student or a view only version for the casual learner.

You’ll have full access to content from Universal Class for 30 days. When it expires, you can get access through Libby again.


Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.

HeinOnline: Slavery in America and the World

HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 170 million pages and 200,000 titles of historical and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. Browse our exclusive collection on Slavery in America and the World.


Stream ad-free movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films, and educational videos on your TV, mobile phones, tablets, and online.


LearningExpress offers tools that help build academic and professional skills at all levels. Students can find practice tests such as the SAT, GED, LSAT, and many more. Professional exams like the Real Estate License, EMT, and specific professional exams are also available.

Learn it Live (LiL)

Learn It Live is a place to find and attend live online classes on 200+ topics in health, wellness, and personal development. At LiL, you can join a live yoga, pilates, or meditation class and interact with an expert on the other side of the globe. Can’t make it live? Watch one of the 1,000+ recorded classes at any time.

You’ll have full access to content from Learn It Live for 30 days. When it expires, you can get access through Libby again.

Linkedin Learning

Enhance your skills with over 17,000 online tutorials and classes led by experts. Popular subjects include programming languages, spreadsheets, business intelligence, job searching, career management, and many more.


Hola! Xin Chào! Learning new languages is getting easier. With Mango, you can choose from 71 different languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese, English, and many more. Mango Languages uses advanced learning techniques and expert-level instruction to make learning a new language easy and fun. You also learn about the cultures along with the languages. Your passport is your Santa Ana Public Library card, so let’s begin your journey. Bon Voyage!

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound

With nearly 3000 albums and 40,000 individual tracks, the Smithsonian Global Sound Library provides a comprehensive and diverse collection for music appreciation, history, and appreciation.

National Geographic Kids

Broaden your horizons with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content that brings you the world in a way you’ve never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take you on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

National Theatre Collection

National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies.


Find local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Over 2500 newspapers are included in this database, including the Orange County Register!


Accessible only at the Main and Newhope Library,, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

The New York Times

Enjoy access to The New York Times when logging into the news website while at the Santa Ana Public Library. For readers at home, enjoy free access for 72 hours on us!

Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy provides online and self-guided modules to assess and learn basic online and computer skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas: Essential Computer Skills, Essential Software Skills, Using Technology in Daily Life.

Orange County Register

Read the Orange County Register available from 1987 to current issues.

Opera in Video

You can stream notable opera productions and documentaries from renowned artists and companies, offering representation of some of the world’s most noteworthy and influential operas worldwide.


Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.

Overdrive: The Great Courses

The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. It has hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more.

Overdrive: Español

Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.

Overdrive: Kids

Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.

Overdrive: Teens

Read and listen to best-selling ebooks and e-audiobooks at home on your mobile phone, tablet, and computer.

Overdrive: Videos

Our streaming video selections include kids and teen content, popular Hollywood feature films, award-winning classic cinema, foreign titles, documentaries, and more.

Palace Project

The Palace Project is a new, non-profit platform that supports the mission of libraries by providing equitable access to digital knowledge. The Palace Project is your one-stop digital library, including e-books and e-audiobooks. Download your app now, and start your reading or listening at the Palace Project.

Paso A Paso: Together We Read

Provided by SAUSD, Paso A Paso: Together We Read provides over 1,000 English and Spanish books, songs, and games that are fun for children and easy for parents to access from any smartphone, tablet, or computer with or without an Internet connection.

Performance in Video

Classical Performance in Video is the largest and most comprehensive video resource for the study of classical music.


Find scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers, and more.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Ebook Central delivers breadth and depth of ebooks from scholarly sources, including University Presses and other top publishers.

ProQuest Research Companion

Learn how to conduct scholarly research with short instructional videos that answer questions like  “How do I choose a topic?” “Where do I find information?” and “How do I evaluate sources?”

The Qwest TV Collection

Qwest TV Collection preserves diverse live performances, covering the evolution of jazz and beyond — representing funk, soul, hip-hop, folk, indie, electronic, blues, and other eclectic world genres.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection

Modern recordings help you bring Shakespeare to life in the classroom and life.

Santa Ana WORK Center

The Santa Ana WORK Center connects our community’s job seekers to the resources, skills, and opportunities they need to find better jobs and careers. The WORK Center provides job seekers a single, convenient, and no-cost access to a wide variety of employment services and resources.


SimplyE is an e-reader app that makes finding and borrowing e-books and audiobooks much easier. The app gives you access to titles from Enki, Overdrive (Libby), and Biblioboard all in one convenient location. Getting started with SimplyE is free and easy. All you need is your library card number and PIN. Download the SimplyE app through your iOS or Android devices. Watch a 30-second video about SimplyE and start reading today.

SIRS Discoverer (Grades 4-8)

Find age-appropriate newspaper, magazine, book, and website for content areas such as history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.

SIRS Issues Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher provides authoritative insight into the most-studied social issues by delivering the pros and cons from relevant, credible documents and graphics selected by trained editors and curated from over 2,000 global sources.


Discover diverse and award-winning books, lesson plans, video book trailers, reader’s theater scripts, and more.

Theatre in Video

Stream your favorite theatrical works through these modern recordings. Thousands of famous productions you watch and enjoy.

Universal Class

Universal Class offers more than 500 online courses in more than 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). It includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and social media interaction options with other learners.

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center offers information on services to veterans and their families. Included in the Center are resources regarding health, housing, employment, legal services, and education.

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