The following resources are available to anyone with a Palmdale City Library card:
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2 and up) build a strong foundation for academic success. Best of all, kids love it and it’s free to use in the Library! ABCmouse.com is 100% educational with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas:
- Social studies
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History and Culture Since 1940 Part 1 brings together primary source content on the social, political, health, and legal issues impacting LGBTQ communities around the world. Includes the gay rights movement, activism, the HIV/AIDS crisis, and more.
The BookPsychic rates your books and offers recommendations on new titles. You can even save a list of the books you want to read in the future!
Free downloadable ebooks and eAudiobooks are available with your Palmdale City Library card. Accessing our digital collection has never been easier. cloudLibrary makes it easy to discover the content you want to read. Whether on the web, a tablet or your mobile device, you can browse digital shelves and download what interests you.
Encyclopedia of American Immigration
Search articles on topics related to U.S. immigration across all time periods on the Encyclopedia of American Immigration website.
Footsteps 2 Brilliance
Footsteps 2 Brilliance is a free app containing ebooks and games devoted to helping your kids develop their reading skills. Sponsored by the Palmdale Unified School District.
Freegal allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos, and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play store.
Free live homework help every day from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Kids, teens, and even adults can connect with a tutor for free and get help with homework, test preparation, or even résume suggestions. There are also flashcards and a writing lab to help you polish your papers! View the HelpNow Online Tutoring website for more information.
With Hoopla, Palmdale City Library cardholders may access over 800,000 titles in the formats of audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, and television programs. Content may be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Hoopla digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast, or Roku. All content is accessible via Hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com.
Learn any of 70 world languages from Arabic to Yiddish on the Mango website. There’s also a great section teaching English to non-native speakers!
MasterFile Elite Complete provides full-text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion.
Middle Search Plus contains popular magazines, primary source documents, reference books & encyclopedias, Biographies and over a million images. This database is a great resource that covers multiple subject areas and topics to help students with their research needs.
Unite for Literacy
Unite for Literacy offers free ebooks for kids.