eResources - Literacy, Literature, & Self-Publishing

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ABCmouse is designed to teach children ages 2-8+. This in-Library use link only works inside our branch libraries or the King Library.

ABCmouse (Home Access)

ABCmouse is designed to teach children ages 2-8+.

LearningExpress Library: Adult Core Skills & Citizenship

Achieve personal, education and career goals by improving basic skills in reading, writing, math, and citizenship exam preparation.

LearningExpress Library: Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

Apoya a aquellos que buscan mejorar sus habilidades de lectoescritura y matemáticas; obtener un diploma equivalente a la escuela secundaria.

Scholastic Teachables

Easy to print lesson plans, worksheets, and activities on a wide variety of subjects for PreK - 8 educators.


Original movies of authors and illustrators, and resources on K–12 books to support reading for all grades and content areas.



Awesome book and app recommendations, hand-picked for your child by librarians. Participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

EBSCO Reference Center: Literature

Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.

EBSCO Reference Center: Poetry & Short Stories

Complete poems and short stories, criticism, and information about poets and authors.

EBSCOhost: Library & Information Science

Articles on librarianship and related subjects. Coverage extends back as far as the early 20th century.


Kids can enjoy 1300+ picture books in over 45 languages along with English translations. New stories and languages are added regularly.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics.

NoveList Plus

Discover books to read next based on what you already like. For adults and older teens. Use library card number if asked for "Patron ID".


Indie Author Project

Submit your indie-published book here and share your eBooks with patrons of SJPL and libraries throughout California.


Create a professional-looking eBook, or format your book for printing.

Short Édition

Read short works of fiction from local and international writers, or submit your own to the Short Edition collection.
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