eResources - San José & California

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California Indie-Authors, Library Journal SELF-e Selects picks, and local content.

California Digital Newspaper Collection

A free database including scans of historical California newspapers published from 1846 to the present.

California Room Local History Resources

San Jose Public Library's California Room page has digitized local collections and other local history resources.
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Discover & Go

Access to free or reduced price tickets to California museums and attraction. Check out the list of venues and reserve your passes today!

Driving Tests

Practice tests for the California driving permit.

Indie Author Project

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

LA Theatre Works Collection

Radio theatre productions of classic and contemporary plays. Subjects range from classic literature to complex modern issues.

Newsbank: San José Mercury News Archive

(1985-present) Full-text articles and death notices, excluding classifieds and ads. Includes articles from other sources.

Newsbank: San José Mercury News Historical Archive

(1900-1985) Digital access to archived issues; full-page scans include articles, obituaries, classifieds, and other advertising. California Collection

Research 547 California newspaper archives and old news articles to help uncover California history, your genealogy and family stories.

San José Mercury News

Unlimited access to the Mercury News - In Library only

San José Mercury News (Home Access)

Full access to current news and limited access to archives. Mercury News digital website.

Sanborn Maps California

Historical street maps including building outlines, property boundaries, and natural features. For San José and California, 1867-1970.
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