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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.
Connect live with an expert tutor for homework help in English & Spanish, seven days a week
from 1 PM – 10 PM PST. Kindergarten - Adult. Requires "29041" library card.
Provides a vast library of streaming online instructional videos covering business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts, lynda.com is a high-quality resource for anyone looking to learn new skills in a wide range of subjects including photography, animation, music, web development, software, and project management. You can take an unlimited number of courses with 24/7 access on your computer or smartphone. Create an account with your library card number & PIN and learn at your own pace.
For Mobile Users:
- Download the Lynda app
- Open the app
- Select Already a member?
- From top of the screen select Organization
- Under Web Portal type - smcl.org and click on Log in
- Use your library card and PIN to Log in
24-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 24-hour access pass from anywhere by logging in with the same email and password entered during registration.
After your 24-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 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 "29041" library card.
- San Francisco Chronicleopens a new window – 1/1/1985-present (no obituaries included)
- San Mateo County Timesopens a new window – 9/15/2001-present
- San Mateo Daily Journalopens a new window – 10/2/2000-present
- San Jose Mercury Newsopens a new window – 6/1/1985-present
- Half Moon Bay Reviewopens a new window – 8/15/1997-present
- Pacifica Tribuneopens 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
The best IT and technology eBooks from the best authors and publishers.
Skillsoft offers eBooks, courses, and videos focusing on computer software, business skills and personal development. You can create a customized learning plan and advance your career with Skillsoft's IT certification preparation.
Get started with the mobile app:
- Download the appropriate app for your mobile device below.
- Open app and tap Sign In.
- For Skillport Name enter peninsulals and select skillport.com from the drop-down.
Testing & Education Reference Center Courses & Tutorials eBooks/eAudiobooks Reference Study Guides Tests
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. Create your own account to track your progress. Free electronic study guides/prep books (SAT, MCAT, ASVAB, etc.). Requires "29041" library card.
- Career Tools (3:50)opens a new window
- College Tools (5:10)opens a new window
- Grad School Tools (3:20)opens a new window
- High School Tools (4:28)opens a new window
- International Tools (2:50)opens a new window
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" library card.