Popular eResources: for the Week Ending May 29

Submitted by Megan Hicks on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:00 PM
Hand pulling a large tablet off of a shelf of books.

With libraries closed and the community sheltering at home in response to COVID-19, eBooks and Online Resources are more popular than ever. We'll let you know about great services each week.

Have you used cloudLibrary yet? cloudLibrary is an eBook platform that works as our online Lucky Day collection. These eBooks are best sellers and popular titles designed for quick turnaround: they only have a checkout period of one week and cannot be put on hold. However, it's great to check every so often and see what high demand eBooks you can get right away here!

Below are the top 5 eBooks checked out on cloudLibrary in May. You can read these in a browser or through an an app on your smart device. If the eBook is available, you will see a "Borrow' button when you log in with your library card number and PIN. Book descriptions are from our catalog.

You will need a San Jose Public Library Card to access these titles. If you don't have a card with us yet and live in the City of San Jose, you can access cloudLibrary and other eResources by applying for an eLibrary card.


Popular cloudLibrary eBooks at Your Library

#1 - Becoming, book cover

#1 - Becoming Michelle Obama

"An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States "

#2 - Where the Crawdads Sing, book cover

#2 - Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens

"Fans of Barbara Kingsolver will love this stunning debut novel from a New York Times bestselling nature writer, about an unforgettable young woman determined to make her way in the wilds of North Carolina, and the two men that will break her isolation open."

#3 - Untamed, book cover

#3 - Untamed Glennon Doyle

"[Untamed] offers a piercing, electrifying examination of the restrictive expectations women are issued from birth; shows how hustling to meet those expectations leaves women feeling dissatisfied and lost; and reveals that when we quit abandoning ourselves and instead abandon the world's expectations of us, we become women who can finally look at our lives and recognize: There She Is."

#4 - Little Fires Everywhere, book cover

#4 - Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng

"Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood—and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster."

#5 - Educated, book cover

#5 - Educated Tara Westover

"An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University."

More Online Services to Watch

eSpotlight, book cover


You're reading one now! This is the best way to keep up with all the latest developments with our eResources.

eLibrary Card, book cover

eLibrary Card

If you aren't currently a member, you can apply for our new eLibrary Card to access the online resources above plus much more.

RefChat, book cover


Use live online chat to ask a question during library "open" hours.

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Submitted by Terra on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 10:46 PM


Your Comment
Hi. I have submitted this question twice since the closure of the library without response. NYT hasn't responded to my inquiry regarding the SJ Library's subscription either. It seems the NYT access from home option no longer works; no code is provided to access the paper. I hope the library hasn't ceased offering the service; in this unprecedented time in history with such upheaval and few other reliable sources to turn to, it's more essential than ever that citizens have access to news to remain informed.

Is the SJ Library no longer offering this much needed service? Please address this issue on the library's update page.

Your Comment
Hi Terra,

I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble accessing the New York Times Online from home, and I'm sorry we missed your messages. Several library systems had an issue about 3 weeks ago, but it was resolved 2 weeks ago.

As part of the fix for this issue, the direct URL to the code generator was slightly changed. If you use a direct link to the code generator then that might be the issue. Could you check to make sure the URL you are using is the same one listed here: https://www.nytimes.com/subscription/redeem?campaignId=74FQY&gift_code=f25fafa146ddc62d

When we learn of any changes to this URL, we will always update it on our website here: https://answers.sjlibrary.org/faq/218563

I hope that helps get you back to using New York Times Online! It is a great service and we want to make sure you can keep using it.

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