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Learn about crafting, collecting, home decorating, sports, games, gardening, robotics, and other crafts & hobbies.
Learn about remodeling, home maintenance, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other home improvement topics.
Indie Author Project Submissions (Formerly SELF-E)
Submit your indie-published book here and share your eBooks with patrons of SJPL and libraries throughout California. The best submissions are curated, featured, and promoted by Library Journal, Overdrive, and other notable organizations and businesses.
LearningExpress Library Tutorials, Tests, eBooks (Grades 4-adult)
eBooks and practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, ASVAB, U.S. Citizenship and much more. Study English, Math, Social Studies, and improve job skills.
Articles on legal issues, studies, and trends from 250+ law journals. For college level and up.
Online full-text access to legal reference books and forms, including Nolo books and various legal forms for personal, family, real estate and small businesses topics.
Take advantage of all the Library of Congress offers - from home! Digital Collections features thousands of items in hundreds of subject areas.
Articles on librarianship and related subjects. Coverage extends back as far as the early 20th century.
Literary criticism, plot summaries, biographies, poems, short stories, and reviews. For high school level and up.
An online learning site that hosts a growing library of 3,000+ courses and 130,000+ videos. Videos are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics.
MackinVIA provides easy access to eBooks, eResources, librarian-curated web links, videos and more. For kids K-8
Learn conversation skills for over 70 different languages. Some languages include feature films.
Information on medical topics. Includes links to a medical encyclopedia/dictionary, and clinical trials. From the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.
Over 20 full-color browser-based eBooks for students to read about California missions. Each eBook includes history of the mission, the mission today, and a project. Perfect for school reports.
Note: Login with username: missions, password: missions
Music Collections at King Library (no digital images or full text)
San José Public Library's extensive music holdings at the King Library include five collections.
Find ancestors and research genealogy. Includes census records, birth, marriage, & death records, military records, newspaper articles, and family trees.
Articles on current events and hot topics, and local articles from the San Jose Mercury News from 1985 to current.
NoveList K-8 Plus (Grades K-12)
Find out what books to read next based on your favorite books and topics.
Note: Use your library card number when NoveList asks you for "Patron ID".