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Digital Library


Santa Barbara Public Library offers a wide range of free downloadable ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, music, graphic novels, streaming videos, as well as research databases. A Santa Barbara Public Library card is required to access these resources.

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Read ebooks, digital audiobooks, and magazines from your mobile device.

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Borrow ebooks, digital audiobooks, movies, and music with no waiting. 

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Stream and watch films on your computer or on your mobile device.

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Press Reader

Access more than 7,000 newspapers and magazines.

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New York Times

Get a free 72 hour pass to the NYT courtesy of the California State Library. 

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LinkedIn Learning

Online courses to achieve personal and professional goals.

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Book Connections

A collection of literary resources for children and young adults.

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Live tutoring and a virtual writing lab for learners of all ages.

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Brainfuse Vetnow

Live assistance and a variety of tools to help veterans.

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Britannica escolar

Encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other resources. (Spanish)

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Britannica School Edition

Encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, and other learning resources.

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Consumer Reports

Reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services.

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Coursera partners with more than 200 companies to provide online classes.

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Edson Smith Collection

A digital collection of over 3,100 images of early Santa Barbara County.

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Access ebooks from smaller and independent publishers.

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Palace Project

Download the Palace Project app to access Enki ebooks.

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Foundation Directory Online

The most comprehensive and accurate resource on U.S. grantmakers.

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A portal of science and history databases from Gale.

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GetSetUp offers users over 55 opportunities to learn and connect.

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Grants to Individuals

Includes profiles of 10,000 grantmakers that provide grants to individuals.

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Learning Express

Interactive tutorials, ebooks, and more to help with career development.

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