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Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History

Covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

Global Issues in Context

Historical documents, current viewpoints, news, country information, videos, podcasts and more provide a rich analysis of critical global issues. From Gale.

Global Road Warrior

Get information on countries worldwide, including current news, info about currency, culture, language, electricity & phone, and other important information for business travelers and tourists.

High School Equivalency Center - LearningExpress Library

Prepare for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC exams with practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks.

High School Resources - LearningExpress Library (Offers test preparation, homework help, and skill building for high school students.)

Offers test preparation, homework help, and skill building for high school students.

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

Hoopla Digital: 中文網路视频

中文網路视频: Hoopla Digital

HyRead 電子書和有聲書

With HyRead you can access Chinese language eBooks and eAudiobooks on a variety of topics including current events, science, technology, beauty, health, and many more.

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.

JobNow & VetNow

Chat online with job search coaches regarding resume help, interview practice, and more. VetNow offers live help for navigating veteran resources and benefits.
Note: Live coaching is available daily 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST. Support materials are available 24/7.

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.

Libby App by OverDrive

Enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines by downloading and using the Libby app by OverDrive.

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.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)

An online learning site that hosts a growing library of over 16,000 courses available in seven languages. Courses are delivered by expert instructors on creative, business and technology topics. Library ID for the app: sjpl.

Literary Reference Center

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

LOTE (Languages Other Than English) Online for Kids (Digital picture books for children)

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

Mango Languages

Learn conversation skills for over 70 different languages. Some languages include feature films.
Note: Internet Explorer users must update to version 11.0 or higher to access Mango.