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Acorn TV from RBdigital Streaming Video Library Card Required.

Enjoy unlimited streaming of 80+ TV series, consisting of 5,000+ hours of entertainment.  New shows added weekly.  Redeem a 7-day license that can be renewed upon expiration.  Renewing lets you resume an episode just where you left off, or start a new show. Enjoy mysteries, dramas, comedies, and documentaries.  Shows include Poldark, Foyle’s War, Doc Martin, Inspector George Gently, Midsomer MurdersAgatha Christie’s Poirot, A Place to Call Home, Blandings, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Jack Irish, and more. 

Instructions: Acorn TV has partnered with RBdigital to offer TV shows through the RBdigital multimedia platform.  If you do not have an RBdigital username, first obtain the username by clicking "Register" atop the RBdigital homepage.  You will also be prompted to create an Acorn TV password.  You can then begin watching Acorn TV shows in a web browser.  If you wish to use a mobile app to view the TV shows, please download the latest version of the RBdigital mobile app by searching for "RBdigital" in your mobile device's app store (such as Apple's App Store or Google Play store). Lending Information.


Audiolibros y libros digitales en español de OverDrive / Libby (eBooks & Audiobooks in Spanish) New! Library Card Required.

Descargue o transmita libros electrónicos y audiolibros en español. Puede disfrutar de títulos populares y literatura clásica, historias para niños y adolescentes, y mucho más en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar.

Download or stream eBooks and Audiobooks in the Spanish language. You can enjoy best-sellers and classic literature, stories for kids and teens, and much more anytime, anywhere.


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Brainfuse HelpNow: Online Tutoring & Homework Help for Students Library Card Required.

Get homework help on any subject with an online tutor from 1-10 p.m., any day of the week. Spanish tutors are also available.

Additional services provided include the following:

  • Writing Lab: Get feedback within one business day.
  • SkillSurfer: Study resources and test prep.
  • Send Question: Get a response within one business day.
  • Language Lab: Live help learning Spanish.
  • LEAP: Create a customized learning plan.
  • Flashbulb: Create and share flashcards, tests and games.
  • eParachute: Identify potential majors and career paths.
  • MEET Virtual Study Rooms: Collaborate with classmates.
  • Brainwave videos: Record your notes to watch and share writing.
  • Live Chess Tutoring: Online tutoring help from an expert chess coach. This service is available Monday - Thursday from 3:00-8:59 PM PST.  
  • FAFSA Live Help: Get help with filling out your application form.

HelpNow by Brainfuse brinda ayuda con tareas y escritura, tutoría en vivo y servicios de preparación para exámenes. Los tutores de habla inglesa y española están disponibles de lunes a domingo de 1 a 10 p.m. para recibir asistencia personalizada en una amplia variedad de temas.

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ComicsPlus Library Edition Comics & Graphic Novels Library Card Required.

Enjoy thousands of digital graphic novels and comics, available 24/7 on web-connected devices. Includes fiction and nonfiction, indie comics, Sunday funnies, and manga!

First-time users will need to sign up for an account in a web browser. If you already have an account, click the "Log In" link at the top of the page to sign in.  For more information, see ComicsPlus FAQs and Lending Information.

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Consumer Magazines on Flipster Digital Newsstand Library Card Required.

Access the latest issue as well as back issues of some popular consumer magazines:

  • Consumer Reports (2014 - Present)
  • Consumer Reports On Health (2015 - Present)
  • Consumer Reports Buying Guide (2015 - Present)
  • AARP: The Magazine (2016 - Present)
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EBSCO Reference eBook Collection eBooks & Audiobooks New! Library Card Required.

Access hundreds of reference and non-fiction eBook titles on a variety of subjects including art & architecture, computer science, health & medicine, history, and more. Also included are full-text classics, poetry, and drama that are in the public domain. All titles can be read online or downloaded to your device for 21 days (see our Get Started Guide for more info).

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Freegal Music Library Card Required.

Freegal Music is our free digital music service that gives you access to millions of songs from 200+ genres, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. The collection also features music videos and audiobooks. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 5 DRM-free songs or two music videos per week. You can also create and save playlists and share them with others.

Freegal Music can be accessed from your computer or mobile device, as well as from our public computer stations (ask for ear plugs at the reference desk while supplies last). All you need is your library card and PIN. Lending Information. Help Guide.

Note: When you access the Freegal Music link you will be leaving the Santa Clara County Library District website and directed to Freegal Music website, a downloadable and streaming music service that provides access to the catalog of artists in Sony Music Entertainment, including Online Distribution Alliance. This service is provided at no charge to Santa Clara County Library District patrons. Library cardholders may listen to 24/7 unlimited streaming music and download five songs or two videos per week using their card number and PIN. By clicking here to access its content, you agree to Freegal End User License Agreement and accept all risks and responsibilities for the losses and damages that may arise from your use of Freegal Music. The Santa Clara County Library District bears no responsibility for the services provided by Freegal Music, and you should contact Freegal Music for answers to questions regarding its content.  You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Santa Clara County Library District from all claims and liability arising from your use of Freegal Music services. Please be aware that policies that apply to the Library and its website may not be the same as the terms of use for other websites. Technical requirements and services are the sole responsibility of Freegal Music.


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Great Courses from RBdigital, The Library Card Required.

With hundreds of academic videos on various subjects like history, science, philosophy, mathematics, literature, economics, and the arts, all taught by university professors and subject-area experts, The Great Courses Library Collection from RBdigital has courses on how to do it, how to learn it, or how it happened.  

First time users will need to register for an RBdigital user name. Begin by clicking "Register" atop the RBdigital homepage.  You can then begin watching lectures in a web browser.  If you wish to use a mobile app,  please download the latest version of the RBdigital mobile app. Lending Policies.

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GVRL – Gale Virtual Reference Library: Ready Reference eBooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Optimized for search and discovery, the GVRL platform enables you to search through hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.

Once you’ve selected the content, download and save it to your drive and document using Google Suite for Education or Microsoft Collaboration.

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Headspace – Meditation Made Simple Library Card Required.

Headspace is meditation made simple - an app designed for busy, modern lives to learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day. The app offers hundreds of guided meditations on a variety of topics - from stress and sleep, to focus and performance.

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HyRead: 繁體中文電子書和電子雜誌 / Chinese eBooks & eMagazines eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

HyRead 是一個繁體中文電子書及電子雜誌平台,主要提供台灣出版的中文圖書、雜誌和影音項目,內容包羅萬象,適合各年齡層的讀者借閱,借閱期滿還能自動歸還。可直接網上閱讀或下載HyRead App (支援PC/iOS/Android) 到各種瀏覽器進行離線閱覽,讓您隨時隨地可輕鬆閱讀!

HyRead 是一个繁体中文电子书及电子杂志平台,主要提供台湾出版的中文图书、杂志和影音项目,內容包罗万象,适合各年龄层的读者借阅,借阅期满还能自动归还。可直接网上阅读或下载HyRead App (支持PC/iOS/Android) 到各种浏览器进行离线阅览,让您随时随地可轻松阅读!

HyRead is a traditional Chinese language eBook and eMagazine platform that includes titles and multimedia content for all ages. Get the HyRead App for iOS, Android, or Windows 10 or read in your browser. Lending Information. Help Guide.

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New York Times, The (Current Issues) Library Card Required.

The New York Times Online is available in three editions: English, Spanish and Chinese. Click on ESPAÑOL or 中文 on top of the webpage to access the Spanish or Chinese edition.

Headlines are updated throughout the day and readers have access to Times Video, which provides short videos on culture, entertainment, world news, science, and much more. Lending Information. FAQ.

A few limitations to be aware of:

  • Mobile apps are available only for remote access. If you're connected to the Library's WiFi inside the library you will not be able to use the mobile app version.
  • Articles from 1923-1980 are not available for in-library access. However, patrons can access 5 articles per day from this date range via off-site access.
  • The archives for 1851-1922 and 1981 - present are unlimited.
  • The Crosswords app is not included. However, crosswords from the past week, as well as a handful from the archive, are available in the Crosswords section.
  • The Cooking app is not included, but patrons can access recipes via the Food section on nytimes.com.

《紐約時報中文網》

請點撃主頁面正上方的“中文”選項 進入中文介面。

頭條新聞每日即時更新,時報視頻 (Times Video)  則提供有關文化、娛樂、世界新聞、科學等多元短視頻。

《纽约时报中文网》

请点撃主页面正上方的“中文”选项 进入中文介面。

头条新闻每日即时更新,时报视频 (Times Video)  则提供有关文化、娱乐、世界新闻、科学等多元短视频。

Edición en español del New York Times en línea

Los titulares del periódico se actualizan a lo largo del día. Haga clic en “Español” el la parte superior de la página web.

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OverDrive Magazines Library Card Required.

View 3,000+ full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including Rolling StonesVogueUS WeeklyThe Economist and much more. Includes international content from a variety of countries such as Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Latin America, Japan, Korea, Russia, etc. You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.  Access is for simultaneous use for 7, 14, or 21 days (depending on your personal account settings). Lending Information. Help Guide.

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OverDrive Magazines for Kids & Teens Library Card Required.

View complete, full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including HelloHigh FiveHighlightsNational Geographic for Kids, and more! Includes international content from a variety of countries such as Australia, Great Britain, Canada, China, Germany, France, Italy, Spain & Latin America, Japan, Korea, Russia, etc. You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.  Access is for simultaneous use for 7, 14, or 21 days (depending on your personal account settings). Lending Information. Help Guide.


OverDrive Video Library Card Required.

Checkout and stream free shows, movies, and more through OverDrive! Enjoy feature films, TV series, children's programming, documentaries, educational content, and instructional videos.  Videos will play in the OverDrive app or in your web browser.

Note: Some restrictions may apply and you may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on a Kindle Fire, Fire HD, or Android 7.X devices, even using the OverDrive app.



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PressReader – Digital Kiosk of Newspapers & Magazines with Worldwide Coverage Library Card Required.

Full view of newspapers and magazines from 120+ countries with 60+ languages including publications from Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States. Includes up to 3 months of back coverage. Lending Information.

If you are accessing PressReader from outside the library, click the "Sign In button " in the top, right corner. In the sign in window that comes up click on "Library and Group", then select "Santa Clara County Library District" and enter your Library Card Number and PIN for full access to PressReader. 

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Rosetta Stone Library Edition: Language Learning Including ESL Library Card Required.

Immersion language learning for 30 languages including English (ESL)! Online courses are available in different proficiency levels and structured around core lessons that help build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills using interactive voice comparison, illustrative images, quizzes, and challenges. FAQs & Instructions.

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SimplyE App for eBooks & Audiobooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

SimplyE is a free app, available for iOS and Android devices, which incorporates the library's OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Odilo collections. Browse, borrow, read, and return, eBooks and Audiobooks without needing to switch between apps. Spanish content is also included! How-To guides for Apple iOS and Android.


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World Language Collections on OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

This collection provides primarily access to eMagazines in numerous languages. You will also find some multi-language eBooks, audiobooks and video as well. This collection is great for learning another language, reading in your native tongue, or exploring other cultures just out of curiosity. Lending Information. Help Guide.

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