Resources for Educators
We have many electronic resources available to you and your students. Access them for free with your library card.
Find eBooks for Kids, including children’s reference books and books on the Missions of California.
Curriculum Support for Educators
- Find Science Fair projects & experiments, curriculum correlations, and lesson plans & reproducibles using PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science, Life Science, and Physical Science (Grades 3-6).
- Find curriculum correlations and lesson plans using World Book for Kids (Grades K-3), World Book InfoFinder and World Book Timelines (Grades 4-12), and La Enciclopedia Estudiantil.
- Use the Professional Toolbox feature on NoveList Plus to find Lexile levels, Common Core Connections, recommended reading lists, and more.
- Find articles directly related to Common Core standards for grades 6-12 using Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, Research in Context, Science in Context, Student Resources in Context, U.S. History in Context, and World History in Context.
Making encourages creativity, critical thinking, and lifelong learning. Our STEAMstacks maker programs combine reading, showing and making and emphasize science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Learn about our Makey Makey kits, Squishy Circuits, and upcoming events.
We offer volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. teensReach, San José Public Library’s youth council, provides opportunities for young adults to build leadership skills and earn community service hours.
Tell Us What We Should Buy
If we do not have a book that supports your curriculum, please suggest a purchase.