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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.
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.
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" 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" library card.
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. Requires "29041" library card.
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 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 "29041" 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
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.
This full-text Spanish-language database covers subjects inside and outside academia and offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines, and health reports.
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 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.
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" library card.