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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Learn about crafting, collecting, home decorating, sports, games, gardening, robotics, and other crafts & hobbies.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Learn about remodeling, home maintenance, painting, electrical work, plumbing and other home improvement topics.

hoopla Digital

Read eBooks and eComics, listen to eAudiobooks and music, watch movies and TV.

hoopla Digital - Materiales en español

Hoopla contenido digital en el idioma español.

hoopla Digital - наименования на русском языке

цифровые материалы на русском языке

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.

Legal Collection

Articles on legal issues, studies, and trends from 250+ law journals. For college level and up.

Legal Information Reference Center

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.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

Take advantage of all the Library of Congress offers - from home! Digital Collections features thousands of items in hundreds of subject areas.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts with Full Text

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

Literary Reference Center

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

Lynda.com

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

MackinVIA provides easy access to eBooks, eResources, librarian-curated web links, videos and more. For kids K-8

Mango Languages

Learn conversation skills for over 70 different languages. Some languages include feature films.

MedlinePlus

Information on medical topics. Includes links to a medical encyclopedia/dictionary, and clinical trials. From the National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health.

Mercury News Online

Unlimited access to the Mercury News - In Library only
Note: In Library Only

Missions of California eBooks

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.

MyHeritage Library Edition

Find ancestors and research genealogy.  Includes census records, birth, marriage, & death records, military records, newspaper articles, and family trees.

New York Times Online

Full access to current news and limited access to archives.  New York Times digital website.

Newsbank

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".

NoveList Plus

Find out what books to read next based on what you already like. For adults and older teens.
Note: Use your library card number when NoveList asks you for "Patron ID".