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, audiobooks, 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.

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

 LinkedIn Learning
Learn relevant, professional skills on LinkedIn Learning. Get access to 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages and expert instructors with real-world experience. Start learning today!

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people. Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more. Click here to learn more about this resource, presented by the California State Library. Access is for a 3-month membership.


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!

Consumer Reports
Everything you love about the Consumer Reports magazine in an easy to use, searchable website. Access thousands of product reviews, ratings and consumer safety guides right at your finger tips and free with your library card. Stay informed and safe!

BrainFuse JobNow & VetNow
Free live online assistance for job seekers, veterans, and their families.

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

Student Resources

ProQuest Resources
ProQuest offers a variety of research and academic resource databases.

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!


Britannica School / Britannica Escolar
There’s nothing like a good old fashioned Encyclopedia to answer your questions. It is now searchable in an easy to use website and available in four versions: Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Spanish. No more volumes to page through and no more guessing with Google - start here with trusted sources and accurate, up to date information.

 Teaching Books
Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources about children's and young adult books.

 Tumble Book Library
Tumble Book Library a free online collection of animated, talking picture books.

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