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Popular eResources: for the Week Ending May 29

Submitted by Megan Hicks on Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:00 PM
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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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