Arts & Literature

Book Club in a Box

North State Cooperative Library System (NLS) has boxed sets of multiple copies of books with discussion questions available for community books clubs to borrow.  The Book Club in a Box sets are available for checkout at St. Helena Public Library through the Butte County Library.  Please allow for shipping time, books will come from Butte County.

 

Discover & Go

Discover & Go is a nationally recognized museum pass program developed by Contra Costa County Library that provides California library cardholders with free and discounted tickets to local museums and cultural institutions.

Kanopy

Kanopy showcases  more  than  30,000  of  the  worlds  best  films,  including  award-winning  documentaries,  rare  and  hard-to-find  titles,  film  festival  favorites,  indie  and  classic  films,  and  world  cinema  with  collections  from  Kino  Lorber,  Music  Box  Films,  Samuel  Goldwyn,  The  Orchard,  The  Great  Courses,  PBS  and  thousands  of  independent  filmmakers.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList’s expertise in books and reading means that you’ll always get the best help for finding just the right books.

Consumer & Auto

Auto Repair Resource

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, Auto Repair provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, investigative journalism, consumer-oriented research, and consumer advocacy

Kelley Blue Book

Check car prices and values when buying and selling new or used vehicles. Find expert reviews and ratings, and explore the latest car news.

Do It Yourself

Craftsy

Craftsy is your online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. Baking, sewing, gardening, photography and more! Sign into your Libby account and then scroll down to Libby Extras. 

eBooks and eMedia

BookFlix

BookFlix is an exciting online literacy resource that pairs interactive, fictional video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks. BookFlix engages young students, reinforces reading skills, and introduces early readers to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Books 24x7 IT Pro

ITPro provides on-demand access to recent unabridged content of thousands of IT and technology books and documents plus videos. The fully searchable, web-based environment is easily accessible from your desktop or mobile devices.  The books are not downloadable but you can read them on your computer or tablet.  You will need your library card number with no spaces to log in.

Enki

Enki has over 60,000 eBooks including popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more! Download up to 20 books at a time to your computer or handheld device. You will need your library card number with no spaces.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. You will need your library card number with no spaces.

Kanopy

Kanopy showcases  more  than  30,000  of  the  worlds  best  films,  including  award-winning  documentaries,  rare  and  hard-to-find  titles,  film  festival  favorites,  indie  and  classic  films,  and  world  cinema  with  collections  from  Kino  Lorber,  Music  Box  Films,  Samuel  Goldwyn,  The  Orchard,  The  Great  Courses,  PBS  and  thousands  of  independent  filmmakers.

Libby

Libby is the app for Library to Go. Use Libby to download eBooks and audio books to your computer or handheld device.  You will need your library card number with no spaces.

Genealogy

Ancestry.com

Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool that provides library patrons instant access to a wide range of resources for genealogical and historical research. Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the U. S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more!

HeritageQuest

HeritageQuest Online provides genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s.

    Health & Wellness

    Healthfinder

    Healthfinder is a consumer-oriented site has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from over 1,600 government and non-profit organizations to bring you the best, most reliable health information on the Internet.

    Medline Plus

    MedlinePlus contains summaries for over 800 diseases, conditions and wellness topics as well as the latest health news, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, and information on prescription and over-the-counter medications.

    Merck Manuals

    Merck Manuals is are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resource. The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020.

    Jobs & Careers

    Coursera

    Coursera’s mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

    • Provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations.
    • Courses include: English for Business and Entrepreneurship (ESL), Foundations of Public Health Practice, Become an EMT, Bookkeeping Basics, Introduction to Google Docs, Design a Restaurant Menu, Food and Beverage Management, Branding: The Creative Journey.
    • Contains “Gateway Certification,” a program for people without a college degree and with no experience in the field, built by leading companies such as Google. Facebook, and Salesforce.
    • Offers subtitles in more than 50 languages

    JobNow

    JobNow provides live interactive online help combined with online resources to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.

    LearningExpress

    Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose one of the learning centers here and begin exploring your future.

    LinkedinLearning

    LinkedIn Learning provides library cardholders access to the complete LinkedIn Learning collection of courses and award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses and tutorials cover a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat.

    North Star

    Northstar focuses on people with no, low, or limited technology skills

    • Build skills in key digital literacy areas and demonstrate knowledge by earning certificates and badges.
    • Courses include: Your Digital Footprint, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Email, Internet Basics, Information Literacy
    • Defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education.
    • Online, self-guided assessments measure mastery of basic skills in 14 areas.
    • Classroom curricula provide detailed lesson plans for teachers, and can be used remotely or in person.

    Language and Learning

    AtoZ Database

    This simple, user-friendly, web-based solution provides details on every business and every household within the U.S.

    BrainFuse

    Brainfuse ensures that students, adult learners, and job-seekers have access to a personalized, all-in-one learning experience. They can work with live tutors, collaborate with peers, and study on their own. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse  gives them the tools to master it.

    Get Set Up

    Free virtual classesfor older adults taught by peers - ask questions, make friends, learn new things, and have fun! Over 100 classes! Fitness, News, Travel, Cooking, Career Building, Technology and more!

    Legal Information Reference Center

    An online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. It includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, as well as thousands of legal forms, and how-to instructions. 

    LinkedinLearning

    LinkedIn Learning provides library cardholders access to the complete LinkedIn Learning collection of courses and award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses and tutorials cover a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat.

    Mango Languages

    Learn 70 foreign languages and 17 English courses taught in the user’s native tongue.

    MasterFILE

    Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

    North Star

    Northstar focuses on people with no, low, or limited technology skills

    • Build skills in key digital literacy areas and demonstrate knowledge by earning certificates and badges.
    • Courses include: Your Digital Footprint, Supporting K-12 Distance Learning, Email, Internet Basics, Information Literacy
    • Defines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the internet in daily life, employment, and higher education.
    • Online, self-guided assessments measure mastery of basic skills in 14 areas.
    • Classroom curricula provide detailed lesson plans for teachers, and can be used remotely or in person.

    Novelist Plus

     This is a popular readers’ advisory service that helps readers find fiction and nonfiction books. It includes reviews, book covers, booklists, links to author web pages & much more!

    Skill Share

    Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together—from California and across the world—to take the next step in their personal and professional journey. Skillshare offers thousands of classes on topics such as freelancing, entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing, and more.

    TeachingBooks

    TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens. This resource identifies exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels and obtain resources paired with your book titles that further reading enjoyment, contextual knowledge, and educational relevance.

    Newspapers and Magazines

    Digital Magazines

    Libby is the ultimate app for magazine lovers, with free digital magazines for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC.

    Napa County Newspaper Archive

    A digital archive of local Napa County newspapers including the American Canyon Eagle, the Napa Valley Register, the St. Helena Star, and the Weekly Calistogan, from the 1800’s -2016.

    New York Times

    The New York Times featuring all regular newspaper content (articles, editorials, etc.) All multimedia including video, photography, VR features, personalized access, including e-mail newsletters such as California Todaymobile apps, with customizable news feeds, and article recommendations based on topics you most commonly read about

    Recursos en español

    Escolar

    Escolar es el sitio de referencia para aprender más sobre cualquier tema, para todos los grados y todas las habilidades de lectura, que ofrece miles de artículos, imágenes, videos, clips de audio, fuentes primarias, mapas actualizados, seleccionados y relevantes para el plan de estudios herramientas de investigación, sitios web recomendados y tres bases de datos independientes: primaria, secundaria o preparatoria.

    Healthfinder Espanol

    Directorio de recomendaciones y artículos del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos.

    LearningExpress Recursos Para Hispanohablantes

    LearningExpress ofrece tutoriales interactivos, exámenes de práctica, libros electrónicos, tarjetas didácticas y artículos para el desarrollo de habilidades académicas, preparación de exámenes estandarizados, desarrollo profesional y más.

    MedlinePlus en Español

    MedlinePlus en español es el sitio web de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud para pacientes, familiares y amigos. Producida por la Biblioteca Nacional de Medicina de los Estados Unidos, la biblioteca médica más grande del mundo, MedlinePlus le brinda información sobre enfermedades, afecciones y bienestar en un lenguaje fácil de leer. MedlinePlus le ofrece información confiable y actualizada en todo momento, en cualquier lugar y de forma gratuita.

    Over Drive Espanol

    Hundreds of e-books and e-audio books in spanish

    Resources for Students

    ABCmouse

    Educational activities for ages 2-7+. An award-winning online curriculum for young children from Age of Learning, Inc.

     

    Brainfuse HelpNow

    Brainfuse HelpNow provides free online homework help through its HelpNow service — a unique blend of one-to-one homework help, skills building, test preparation, and writing assistance. LIVE tutoring assistance is available daily from 2-9 PM.

    Britannica School

    Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High

    CultureGrams

    Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)

    Learning Express

    LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

    LinkedinLearning

    LinkedIn Learning provides library cardholders access to the complete LinkedIn Learning collection of courses and award-winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. Courses and tutorials cover a variety of topic and skill areas including office productivity applications, databases, spreadsheets, Photoshop, multimedia production, business savvy, specialized applications, organizational skills and Adobe Acrobat.

    ProQuest eLibrary

     General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers.  (Grades 6+)

    School & Educators Complete eBooks

    eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

    SIRS Discover

    Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)

    SIRS Issues Researcher

    Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)

    TeachingBooks

    TeachingBooks.net is for anyone who reads, teaches, or enjoys books for children and teens. This resource identifies exceptional books that reflect diverse cultural experiences, interests, and ability levels and obtain resources paired with your book titles that further reading enjoyment, contextual knowledge, and educational relevance.