eBooks, eResearch and More

Research - Start Here
  • Subject listing of resources to answer questions and get homework done.
  • Use EJournal to see what magazines we have available in print and electronically.
eBook Basics
  • Help getting started with your Kindle, iPad, PC or other reading device. Includes step-by-step directions.
Digital Local Interest Collections
  • A long-range project to digitize the Library's archival collections that are in the public domain, such as historical Palo Alto newspapers. Also includes locally-created unique content including writings, photographs and other documents.
  • LINK+ enables you to borrow books from outside the Palo Alto Library system.
Library Mobile Solutions
  • Discover what we offer designed specifically for your hand-held device or phone.
Learn a Language
  • Two online language learning programs and a rich resource for foreign language newspapers round out the selection.
English as a Second Language
  • Learning English is a snap with these tools, including where to go for more help.
Foundation Center Network Partners
  • Free online access to three powerful databases as well as a deep print collection to assist in securing funding or starting a non-profit. Materials and online access is EXCLUSIVELY at Rinconada Library. Ask at the Answers desk for assistance.
Practice Taking Tests
  • Learning Express 3.0 offers practice tests for SAT, GRE, GET, civil service exams, citizenship exams and tests for all grade levels.
Streaming Video
  • IndieFlix brings the film festival experience home with independent films, shorts & documentaries from around the world including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. Unlimited access--all videos in the collection are available anytime -- no waitlists, no due dates, no late fees!
  • Hoopla offers popular and hard-to-find movies & TV shows to stream in your web browser or stream/download on your smartphone or tablet. No waitlists, no late fees!
  • Freegal allows library card holders to download 5 free songs a week - yours to keep!
  • Hoopla provides thousands of music albums to stream in your web browser or mobile app.
Museum Passes
  • Discover & Go provides free or discounted passes to museums and venues throughout the Bay Area.
Digital Magazines
  • Flipster has a selection of magazines for all ages, full text and in color. Easy to use, all you need is your library card number.
  • Zinio offers downloads of the most current edition of your favorite full color magazines - free and easy.
  • Kono for Libraries┬áprovides Chinese & Japanese digital magazines from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan
3D Printing
  • 3D printers are available by reservation at the Rinconada Library.
Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017