Electronic Resources

E-Books, Movies, & Music

CloudLibrary CloudLibrary

Our most extensive e-book and audiobook collection. Compatible with most devices. Cloud Library tutorial to see an instructional video.

Explora SecondaryFlipster

An online catalog of your favorite magazines, available right at your fingertips. Click to see an instructional video to the following devices:

History Reference Center


Movies, music, audio books, manga, and much, much more! Click to see an instructional video to the following devices:


Ebsco ebooks allows you to search all the full text ebooks available in our library subscription from one place. Enter your library card to login.



  • Kanopy showcases the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles.

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Award-winning arts & crafts video classes taught by experts. Nurture your soul with creativity.

Online Learning These resources are available thanks to the California State Library.

Skill Share web icon Skillshare

Skillshare is an online community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. 

LinkedIn Learning for LibrariesLinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn for Library provides unlimited access to content from Lynda.com. Enter your library card  to login.

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Learn without limits and get certificates for your learning.

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Learn about VA Benefits and your Job opportunities and community resources.



LearningExpress Library is a database to find test tutorials for career focused individuals.

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GetSetUp   NEW!

Hundreds of live online classes to keep you mentally, physically and socially active.

Academic & School Research

Archives Unbound

  • Archives Unbound

  • Topically-focused digital collections of historical documents for researchers.

Britannica EscolarBritannica Escolar (Spanish)

Una plataforma digital que ayuda a enriquecer el aprendizaje de los estudiantes de primaria.


  • Britannica School Edition

  • A safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. 

Discover Lost GatosEBSCOHost

Full text databases for general or academic research. 

Explora High School

  • Explora Primary

  • A search engine for primary school students. Includes Children’s American Heritage Dictionary, Topic Overviews k-5, and Book Collections 1-4.

Explora Primary

Explora Secondary

A search engine for middle school and high school students. Includes Topic Overviews 6-12, Middle Search Plus and TOPICsearch. 

History Los Gatos

LG Weekly TimesLiterary Reference Center

Book reviews, author biographies, and more.

Novelist Plus K-8Science Reference Center

Easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content.

ProQuest eBook CentralProQuest eBook Central

Authoritative ebooks provided by Higher Education Commission. New accounts will take a business day for required librarian approval.

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TeachingBooks - NEW

Browse a large collection (+35,000) of K-12 books and identify books for your readers. Discover virtual teaching ideas.

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Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archeology and space.

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Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science. 

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Gale Environmental Studies -NEW

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through journals, news and multimedia content.

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HelpNow- NEW 

For immediate access to1:1 free live online tutoring!

Genealogy and Local History

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Genealogical database. In Library Use Only.  Instructions

FlipsterHistory of Los Gatos

An archive of Los Gatos History

Consumer Research

Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source

Information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today’s complex vehicles. Instructions

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete

A resource compiled of company profiles, micro and macro country economic data, and much more

Business Source Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Medical encyclopedias, drug information, and more.

Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Reports

Full-text articles from Consumer Reports Magazine.

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Driving Tests Online

Free, state-specific DMV practice tests that are just like the real thing.

HooplaLegal Information Reference Center

Features legal information and a collection from Nolo Press Books.

San Jose Mercury News 1985 - presnetSmall Business Reference Center

Features business books from NOLO press and more


Literary Reference CenterNoveList Plus

Recommendations for fiction and non-fiction pleasure reading. Instructions

Novelist PlusNoveList Plus K-8

Recommendations for fiction and non-fiction pleasure reading. Instructions


TeachingBooks (in Library Use Only)

Instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults.


Science Reference CenterAccess World News

Newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring the Los Gatos Weekly-Times, Mercury News, USA Today, international sources and more. Instructions

Legal Information Reference Center

Los Gatos Weekly Times

1999- Present

New York Times

New York Times Online (from home)

Get a code for free 72-hour access to the New York Times.

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New York Times Online (in library)

For home access, click the link below.

Search Access World News

San Jose Mercury News

1886- 1923 (public domain)

San Jose Mercury News 1886 - 1922

San Jose Mercury News

1985- Present. Explore San Jose History, events and people. Search current and archived issues.

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