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

La aplicación OverDrive se eliminará de las tiendas de aplicaciones de Google, Microsoft y Apple el 1 de febrero de 2022 y OverDrive está trabajando para finalizar la aplicación OverDrive para diciembre de 2022. Sugerimos  a todos los usuarios actuales de la aplicación OverDrive a explorar la aplicación Libby, esta es la nueva y mejorada de OverDrive para acceder a sus materiales electrónicos favoritos. Obtenga más información sobre el cambio y cómo puede pasar a la aplicación Libby aquí.

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. La colección para niños y adolescentes incluye libros ilustrados, ficción YA, no ficción YA y más. Muchos están escritos por autores latinos y estadounidenses populares como Pat Mora, Yuyi Morales, Rene Collato, Jeff Kinney y Raina Telgemier.

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. The kids and teens collection includes picture books, YA fiction, YA nonfiction, and more. Many are written by popular Latino and American authors like Pat Mora, Yuyi Morales, Rene Collato, Jeff Kinney, and Raina Telgemier.


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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 by LibraryPass 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!

Sign in with your card number and PIN to borrow and download comics. Checkouts last 7 days, but you can renew instantly and as often as you like. Download for offline reading.

Comics Plus offers a new app for Android and iOS devices, called “Library Pass.” To login, please use your card number and PIN. The labels on the sign-in page read Email Address and Password. We’ve asked the vendor to correct the labels, which they will do with their next major enhancement. We apologize for the confusion this might cause when signing into the new Library Pass app.

For more information about this collection, please 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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Gale eBooks: Non-Fiction Reference (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

Optimized for search and discovery, the Gale eBooks 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 

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Great Courses – Unlimited Access on Kanopy, The Library Card Required.

Kanopy now offers The Great Courses for unlimited access. Enjoy over 6,000 popular courses on topics ranging from history and health to science and more, taught by award-winning experts and professors from distinguished institutions. Lending Information. FAQ.

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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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Kanopy – Stream Movies, TV Shows, & Documentaries Library Card Required.

Stream movies including the Criterion CollectionThe Great Courses series, award-winning films, major studio releases,  independent cinema, acclaimed documentaries and more. Enjoy 15 videos per month (resets on the 1st of each month), plus unlimited streaming of The Great Courses. After logging in with your library card number, create an account in Kanopy using Google, Facebook, or an email address. For unlimited streaming of kids' movies and TV shows, check out Kanopy Kids, opens a new window.

Lending Information. FAQ.

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LinkedIn Learning for Libraries (Formerly Lynda.com) Library Card Required.

Online self-paced learning courses for continuing education in business, marketing, management, software, technology, creative skills and more! Discover teacher tips as well as courses teaching software and coding for educators. Courses are offered in English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin, and Portuguese. Certificates of Completion are available; they are provided in the form of a plain document without any personal identifiable information such as your name. FAQ: Accessing the LinkedIn Learning App

Please Note: LinkedIn Learning requires users to be 16 or older. LinkedIn Learning also asks users under the age of 16 to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to LinkedIn Learning’s Terms of Use and LinkedIn Learning’s Privacy Policy. By following the link above to access LinkedIn Learning, you certify that you are 16 or older, and that if you are under the age of 16, that you have obtained the consent of your parent or legal guardian to LinkedIn Learning’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

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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. To use the app, redeem your code through the Library's website first and then follow the prompts to either sign-in or register. Once you've signed in, you can switch to the app version and sign in with the same credentials to start using the app.
  • 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.
  • To visit historic issues of The New York Times, visit this link

《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 / Libby eBooks and Audiobooks eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here

Download or stream eBooks and audiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, and more. Lending Information. Help Guide.

Download the Libby App from the App Store or the Google Play store: 

     

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OverDrive / Libby: Kids eReading Room eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

OverDrive's Kids eReading Room allows you to browse our downloadable titles for kids in one location.

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OverDrive / Libby: Teen eReading Room eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

Explore eBooks and audiobooks just for teens!

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OverDrive Magazines Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

View 3,000+ full-color, digital copies of your favorite magazines including Rolling StoneVogueUs 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.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

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.


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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 " on the top right which looks like a person within a circle, 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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Sesame Street eBooks from OverDrive Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

Hang out with your favorite characters from Sesame Street! This collection is available through our OverDrive eBook platform. Lending Information. Help Guide.


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

Browse, request, and checkout eBooks and audiobooks from most of our content services, combined in one app. Spanish content is also included!  SimplyE is available for Android and iOS* devices.

*There’s an ongoing intermittent issue happening for some iOS users when a WiFi signal is weak, intermittent, or lost. You may get an error on download, or you may experience loss of bookmarks and downloads access to successive chapters. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime, if you are unable to listen to your audiobook, please restart the audiobook and select the next chapter from the top right menu option if needed, or check out the Libby app. If you are unable to download your ebook or audiobook, please use the Libby app.

Content providers included in SimplyE:

  • eBooks: OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Odilo.
  • Audiobooks: OverDrive
  • Public domain eBooks are also included.

Native App Features:

  • Catalog: Browse eBooks and audiobooks by genre, audience (adult, teen/young adult, and children), and language (English, Español, Chinese).
  • My Books: See, read, or return the titles you have checked out.
  • Read-alikes and recommendations: Get reading recommendations based on author or title.
  • Reservations: See the status of titles you have requested.
  • Settings: Change your library, read Frequently Asked Questions, and find the About SimplyE information.

How to Download and Use the App:

  • How-To guides for Apple iOS and Android.
  • Search for the "SimplyE" app in the Google Play or Apple Store and download.
  • Find Your Library: Look for "Santa Clara County Library District"
  • When you first borrow or request a title you will be prompted to sign in with your library card number and PIN. SimplyE will save your card.
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World Languages Collection on OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks Library Card Required.

The OverDrive App will be removed from the Google, Microsoft and Apple App Stores on February 1, 2022 and OverDrive is working to end support to the OverDrive App by December 2022. We encourage all current users of the OverDrive app to explore the Libby App, OverDrive's new and improved app to access your favorite eMaterials. Find out more about the change and how you can move over to the Libby App here.

This collection provides access to eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, and some streaming video in numerous languages. This collection is great for learning another language, reading in your native tongue, and exploring other cultures just out of curiosity. Lending Information. Help Guide.

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