Simi Valley Public Library offers a variety of online resources and databases to help with research and learning experience. Our online resources are accessible at our library or anytime online via our website with a Simi Valley Public Library card. When accessing the databases it is necessary to have a library card and PIN ready as it will be necessary to provide this information to gain access to the databases. 

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides narratives, oral histories, indexes and abstracts, a vast collection of U.S. and international documents online.
(Note: This database can only be used inside the library.)
AR BookFinder
Search by AR points, reading levels, and more.
Brainfuse HelpNow
Brainfuse offers a comprehensive suite of online academic services designed to support many learning needs and styles. Live online tutor service available 24/7.
Brainfuse VetNow
Brainfuse VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.
Britannica Escolar
Bienvenido a Britannica Escolar, un recurso informativo para la educación primaria y secundaria que es seguro, actualizado y apropiado para cada nivel educativo. Descubra los artículos enciclopédicos, los recursos multimedia y otros materiales de aprendizaje que apoyan la investigación de los estudiantes y refuerzan la programación curricular.
Britannica School Edition
Welcome to Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Primary, Middle and Secondary School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research, classroom exploration, and curriculum standards.
California Courts
Access legal forms, find information on popular legal topics, and find out about other programs and resources available to enhance the quality of justice in California's courts.
California Digital Newspaper Collection
Provided by the Center for Bibliographical Studies and Research (CBSR) through the University of Riverside, this digital newspaper collection contains over 1.5 million pages of historical California newspapers from 1846 to present.
Career Online High School
Acquire a high-school diploma in as little as six months through entirely online courses. This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
CloudLibrary
Download free eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Coursera
Coursera is the global online learning platform that offers online courses and degrees from world-class universities and companies. You can take courses to acquire job-relevant skills and credentials from many different major businesses and organizations. SVPL users can sign up for 6 months of Coursera access. After registering, Coursera can be accessed directly at coursera.org.
CultureGrams
Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
DMV Practice Tests
Practice your DMV driving test online.
EBSCO Discovery Service
Features full text searching of many of the other databases and the entire library collection. Think of this as a search engine of our e-Resources.
enki California Digital Library
A large collection of e-books from both larger publishers and indie authors, available to anyone in California with no library card required.
Gale in Context – Environmental Studies
Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content. Use your library card number to login.
Gale Interactive Science
Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science. Use your library card number to login.
GetSetUp
GetSetUp is focused on those 50+ who are looking to learn new skills and hobbies. Experience a wide range of classes: learn new computer skills, follow along with guided meditation, or exercise with fitness instruction!
Hoopla
Hoopla brings digital content to life through streaming and downloading in many different formats, including: movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics, and TV shows – over 500,000 titles.
Indie Author Project
In partnership with Library Journal, this service gives local writers the opportunity to submit eBooks for inclusion in our library’s catalog.​ Biblioboard works with other eBook platforms to ensure titles get the most use and exposure out of the curated indie collections. This includes the Indie Author Select titles on Overdrive, CloudLibrary and Axis 360 in an unlimited, simultaneous use lending model which pays royalties to the authors. This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress is comprised of a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and high-stakes test preparation — modeled after official tests. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.
LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
An online educational site that includes thousands of video-based courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business. Courses can be accessed at the library or from home. A valuable resource for anybody looking to land a job, move up in their career, excel in the position they have, or just explore an area of interest.
MedlinePlus
Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the National Library of Medicine.
National Geographic Kids
Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14. Use your library card number to login.
New York Times
Enjoy complimentary access to the New York Times.
While in the library, simply go to nytimes.com.
For remote access, use this remote access link.
  1. Click "Redeem" to get 72 hours of unlimited access.
  2. Create an account with your personal e-mail address, or click "Log in" if you've already created an account.
The 72-hour pass is renewable after expiration. Repeat Step 2 for another 72 hours of remote access.
Northstar Digital Literacy
Hone your digital and computer skills with online tutorials and then put those skills to the test with online assessments. Become familiar with Email, Word, Excel, social media, and more!
Pressbooks Public
This digital self-publishing tool allows authors to format, design, and create their own professional quality print-ready and eBook files for free. Authors will maintain ownership of any book files created. This resource is available thanks to funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.
Pressreader
Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.
Proquest Black Freedom Struggle
Visitors will find expertly selected open primary source documents such as: historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.
Proquest eLibrary
General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. (Grades 6+)
ProQuest Research Companion
Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+) Users will need to create their own individual account.
Public Library eBook Subscription
Provides access to over 31,000 eBooks covering fiction and non-fiction.
Rosetta Stone
Interactive language learning for 30 world languages.
School and Educators Complete
eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+) Login with your library card number.
SCORE Small Business Resilience Hub
Free remote business mentoring, resilience training and a business resource portal full of information and financial support opportunities.
SIRS Discoverer
Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
SIRS Issues Researcher
Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)
Skillshare
Use this link to get 3 months of full access to this online learning community with thousands of inspiring classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing and more.
(Note: Link will not work if a patron already has an email attached to a Skillshare account.)
Teaching Books
TeachingBooks is a database of resources for children's and young adult books and their authors and illustrators. Use TeachingBooks to search titles, authors and illustrators, and find resources to engage readers. The resource collection includes short movies, audio book readings, book discussion guides, and more.

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