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With Cell-Ed, your phone (basic or smart) becomes your teacher and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Learn English and other subjects like citizenship, math, or job skills all from your phone. Interact with live coaches over a call, text messaging, or download the app. No WiFi or internet required.
This resource is intended for adults within the San Mateo County Libraries service area.
Con Cell-Ed, ¡su teléfono (básico o “smart”) se convierte en su maestro y está disponible las 24 horas del día, 7 días de la semana! Aprenda inglés y otras materias como ciudadanía, matemáticas o habilidades para el trabajo con su teléfono. Interactúa con maestros a través de una llamada, mensajes de texto o por descargrar la aplicación. No se requiere WiFi ni internet.
Este recurso es para adultos que están dentro del área de servicio de las bibliotecas del condado de San Mateo.
Level up your career with access to 5000+ courses and certifications taught by industry experts from leading universities. Courses include in-demand skills and certifications like data science, machine learning & AI, management essentials, and much more. Simply click on the link above to request an account. Once you’ve received your invitation email and joined the program, you can use this link to access Coursera, opens a new window in the future.
This resource is available for a limited term on behalf of the California State Library, opens a new window.
PLEASE NOTE: Coursera is funded by the California State Library, and we have currently maxed out the number of licenses allotted to us. We are determining if we can obtain more. Please check back for updates.
Offers up-to-date business and residential data in the United States. With data axle – reference solutions, you can find jobs, business opportunities, company research, market trends, addresses and phone numbers, and much more.
San Mateo County Libraries now offers a fully accredited online high school diploma and career certification program through Career Online High School (COHS). COHS is available via the internet, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. A limited number of scholarships are available to card holders who are California residents and 19 years of age or older.
This is a social learning platform for adults 50+. While GetSetUp’s primary focus is teaching technology to older adults, other areas of focus include physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health.
Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish, seven days a week from 12 PM – 10 PM PST. Kindergarten - Adult. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Provides live expert help combined with online resources to help you find a job. Tools for jobseekers includes live resume coaching, personality and skills assessments, resume templates, interview tips, and more. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
Your one-stop shop for professional exam preparation like plumbing, air traffic control, law enforcement, the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST), California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET), and the California Real Estate Salesperson exam. Job seekers can find help for resume-building and interviewing skills. There are tools for earning a high school equivalency diploma and video courses on building computer literacy skills.
Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning! Read more about this upgrade on our blog.
A constantly growing library of more than 8,500 courses in streaming video format with 40-60 new courses added weekly. Subjects covered range from 3D + Animation, Audio, Business including Office and Google software, Design, Developer, Photography and Video, and Web and Social Media. Videos use screenshots, narration, live-action, smart boards, charts and graphics, audio, and include captioning. Courses are available for all skill levels, from beginner to advanced learning tracks. This year’s subscription to LinkedIn Learning is funded through the California State Library.
To use the mobile app:
- Download the LinkedIn Learning app for iOS, opens a new window or Android, opens a new window.
- Tap Sign in
- Tap Sign in with your Library Card under the Continue button.
- Enter smcl when prompted to Enter your Library ID and tap Continue.
- Sign in with your 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card and PIN.
72-hour complimentary, unlimited access pass to the full edition of The New York Times online and eligible apps without a subscription. Find all regular newspaper content, photography, and videos dating back from 1851 to present. Personalize your access through email newsletters, mobile apps, and customizable news feeds and recommendations. Mandarin and Spanish versions are also available.
To get started, register for a free account either by being logged into smcl.org or from within a San Mateo County Libraries location using a library computer or using your own device on the library WiFi. Once registered, you will be able to enjoy your 72-hour access pass from anywhere by logging in with the same email and password entered during registration.
After your 72-hour pass expires, you may activate a new pass by visiting the pass activation page while once again being logged into smcl.org or from within a San Mateo County Libraries location using a library computer or using your own device on the library WiFi.
Search full-text articles from over 1,200 newspapers, newswires, and news magazines.
Search current and archived issues of local newspapers for full-text news articles, editorials, events, people, government, sports and more. Search each paper individually or search all six local papers at the same time using the links below. Requires a 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
- San Francisco Chronicle, opens a new window – 1/1/1985-present (no obituaries included)
- San Mateo County Times, opens a new window – 9/15/2001-present
- San Mateo Daily Journal, opens a new window – 10/2/2000-present
- San Jose Mercury News, opens a new window – 6/1/1985-present
- Half Moon Bay Review, opens a new window – 8/15/1997-present
- Pacifica Tribune, opens a new window – 9/24/2003-present (no data 9/10/2009-6/6/2012)
- Search all six local papers at the same time., opens a new window
An online learning platform started by digital media specialists from St. Paul Library and the state of Minnesota. The service focuses on learners with no, low, or limited technology skills as well as a lower English language level. Some examples of courses include Your Digital Footprint, Supports K-12 Distance Learning, Email, Internet Basics, Information Literacy, and more.
O’Reilly for Public Libraries is an online learning resource designed to help you understand the latest technologies and business strategies. You get unlimited access to over 50,000 technology eBooks as well as video courses, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more—with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business.
A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers.
Redwood City Public Library Online Resources (Students Only) Business Directories Courses & Tutorials Dictionaries eBooks/eAudiobooks eMagazines eMusic Encyclopedias eVideos Games Magazines Manuals Newspapers Readers' Advisory Reference Study Guides Tests
Students can access all of Redwood City Public Library's eResources using their Empower Card. Requires 29731 or 29735 library card.
Este base de datos de texto completo en español cubre temas dentro y fuera de la academia y ofrece contenido de una variedad de fuentes, incluidos libros de referencia, revistas de interés general e informes de salud.
An online learning community that can help you take the next step in your creative journey. The service offers 35,000 video courses on topics including entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing, data analytics, and time management. Skillshare is ideal for creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and anyone who wants to learn new skills. All courses are taught by expert instructors and learners have the opportunity to connect in the built-in peer community.
Please note that Skillshare has a limited number of accounts available, which are shared with the Peninsula Library System.
Membership to Skillshare through the library is for three months and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you already have a Skillshare account with an existing email, you will need to create a separate account to take advantage of the free three months. To see if it’s possible to freeze a current paid subscription, you need to file a ticket with Skillshare support, opens a new window.
An online learning platform for San Mateo County Libraries cardholders who want to improve work-related skills or further develop a personal interest. Users can search through more than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, health, mindfulness, and more. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.
To Use the App:
- Download the Udemy for Business app in the View available apps below.
- Open the app and enter gale.udemy.com as the organization account and click Next.
- Under Find Your Institution select Public Library and search for San Mateo County Library.
- Click San Mateo County Library and you’ll be taken to the screen where you can enter your library card number and click Sign In.
- You’ll be taken to the screen where you can sign in using a Google or Microsoft account.
Provides live help with VA benefits and resources. Also includes support tools, college skills tools (including free tutoring), and job-hunting help for veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life. Requires 29041, 29731 or 29735 library card.