eBooks and Online Learning

Access With Your Library Card!

Did you know your Placentia library card provides you FREE access to some of the best digital resources, apps and websites available today? Check out our resources page to find your digital library card perks. Connecting is as easy as a few clicks of your mouse.

Many of our databases are available through web or mobile apps.

Don't have a library card? Apply for a Placentia Library card in-person at the library during open hours, or apply for a virtual card online.

Entertainment and Book Resources

Download free eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines to your phone, eReader, tablet, computer, or mp3 device! Access through the website or an easy to use app. New titles and new releases added each month.

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, graphic novels, TV shows and more, 24/7 with your library card. No waiting, ever! Stream immediately or download to phones or tablets for offline viewing anytime, anywhere.

The Palace Project

Palace is a free, easy-to-use e-reader app that lets you find, check out, and read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library! To get started, download the Palace app on the App Store or Google Play, select Placentia Library District as your library, and sign in with your library card.


Stream critically-acclaimed movies, kids content, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and more ad-free on your TV, mobile phone, tablets or online with your Placentia Library Card!

Creativebug.com has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Novelist K-8
An excellent resource when searching for recommended children’s books! This resource makes it easy to find the right book to match your child’s interests and reading level. Both fiction and non-fiction titles for children are included.

Novelist (Inside the Library Link / From Home Link)
Looking for book recommendations? From read-a-likes, book club resources and author lists find your next great read with Novelist!

Enjoy access to 15+ million songs from 200+ genres with Freegal. Streaming is unlimited and you can download up to 5 songs each week, yours to keep until you delete. Create, save, and share playlists!

Lifelong Learning

New York Times Online

News, investigations, opinion, photos and video by the journalists of The New York Times from more than 150 countries around the world.

Heritage Quest
Start researching your family history! Powered by Ancestry,® Heritage Quest provides you free access to a variety of searchable databases, convenient research guides, war records, census data, obituaries and much more. What are you waiting for; start building your family tree today!

DataAxle Reference Solutions (formerly Reference USA)
Research database focusing on U.S. businesses, consumers, jobs and healthcare sources and data.

CAreer Pathways

The California State Library is providing free access to a number of digital platforms for workforce support: Coursera, GetSetUp, Job & Career Accelerator (EBSCO), LearningExpress Library Complete (EBSCO), LinkedIn Learning, Northstar, Skillshare, and VetNow.

Student Resources

ABC Mouse
The #1 learning app for children ages 2–8+ is available for free with your library card! ABC Mouse offers more than 8,500 activities that teach award-winning curriculums in reading, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music. Make learning fun with books, games, songs, puzzles, videos, and more!

Brainfuse HelpNow
Statewide pilot led by State Library provides live, 24/7 online tutoring and homework help in every K-12 subject.

  California's K-12 Online Resource Program
California offers — at no cost to public schools, districts, local libraries or students — access to online educational content from Britannica, ProQuest, TeachingBooks and Gale for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state.

Looking to search for books on our online catalog instead? Click here to search our catalog!