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College Skill Center - LearningExpress Library

Provides resources to help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

Consumer Reports (Articles via EBSCO)

Full-text articles and ratings from Consumer Reports Magazine.


Access to over 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities and organizations.

Defining Documents in American History - LGBTQ+ (1923-2017)

Offers analysis of primary source documents drawn from the ongoing movement to achieve recognition and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community. 


Find detailed demographic data about people and businesses and gain access to reports about purchasing shifts and trends.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. It does this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

Digital Sanborn Maps (For San José and Other California Communities, 1867-1970)

Detailed historical street maps that include building outlines, property boundaries, and natural features.

Discover & Go

Discover & Go offers San José Public Library members 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.

EBSCO eBooks

Read fiction, nonfiction, business, and academic titles on your computer or device.  Checkout on the EBSCO site and use with an app.

EBSCOhost Basic

EBSCOhost offers high-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers recognized by library professionals, chosen to meet the specific needs of researchers.

Elementary & Middle School Skill Center - LearningExpress Library (Grades 4-8)

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

enki Library

Enki was created by libraries for libraries. The collection includes over 70,000 titles from popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more.

Explora Complete

Get information on any topic by searching select popular magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary source documents, over 1 million images, AP videos, and references books.

Explora for Elementary School Students (Grades K-5)

Search by keyword or by topic to find magazines, reference books, photos, videos, images, and flags.

Explora for High School Students (Grades 9-12)

Search full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.

Explora for Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

Search full text for dozens of popular middle school magazines, plus biographies, primary source documents, reference books, videos, photos, maps, and flags.


Read dozens of popular eMagazines in your browser or through the Flipster app (available free through most major app stores).

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Turn your small business idea into reality using this set of planning, management, and analytical tools.

Gale Interactive Science

A virtual lab that gives students in middle and high school grades the power to see beyond static text and embrace learning outside of the classroom.

Gale Legal Forms

Access samples and completed examples of California Legal Forms along with legal articles and terminology.

Gale OneFile: News

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.

Gale Presents: Peterson's Test Prep

A valuable online tool library patrons and students of all ages can use for standardized test preparation, researching and selecting college and graduate schools, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers.

Gale Small Business Resource Center - Entrepreneurship

Expand your knowledge of small businesses with this collection of articles from professional publications.