Online Services

The library provides a wealth of information through our online services. These services allow library card holders access to a wide range of online databases on subjects ranging from magazine and periodical indexes to downloadable digital media. Select a subject area from the tabs below. VALID LIBRARY CARD NUMBER REQUIRED.

Alphabetic List

  • ABCMouse  has 9,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities. ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners. (Ages 2-8+.) AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • American Ancestors is a repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • American Physical Society Journals offers online access to a variety of peer-reviewed scholarly journals in the area of physics. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • Ancestry Library makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists. The collection has more than 7,000 databases including key collections, such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. It provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
  • Britannica School and Escolar includes biographies, articles, and media in this online encyclopedia. This database is presented in partnership with the California State Library.
  • Consumer Reports Online gives you access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products, plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.
  • Driving-Tests.org offers free practice tests for the California Drivers License Examination.
  • Flipster contains online digital access to leading popular magazines. Issues may be downloaded and read in a web browser or mobile app.
  • Fold3 Plus History & Genealogy Archives offers a vast, growing array of valuable and unique content consisting of historical and military documents. The Archives include millions of records available from a content partnership with the National Archives and other institutions.
  • Freegal provides mp3 music downloads licensed from Sony Music Entertainment. Users may download up to five songs per week.
  • Gale Literary Sources makes it easy to research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Gale Literature Criticism Online has an extensive compilation of literary commentary in thousands of essays on authors and authors’ works.
  • Literary Resource Center has up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • LitFinder covers world literature and authors throughout history. This resource contains literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. It also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center is an interactive investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
  • New York Times Online gives you full access to nytimes.com including all sections of the current edition of the newspaper. IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY INSIDE THE LIBRARY, CLICK THIS LINK TO ACCESS.
  • OverDrive has eBooks, eAudioBooks and streaming videos on the Overdrive app. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, meaning no late fees.
    • You can also try Libby by OverDrive for eBooks and eAudio books.
  • ReferenceUSA is ideal for sales and marketing, market research, business planning, job searching, and much more. Searchable sections include U.S. businesses, residents, historical U.S. businesses, new businesses, new movers, new homeowners and medical professionals.
  • Rosetta Stone is a proven immersion method for learning languages. It offers thirty languages from around the world including Arabic, French, American & British English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.
  • TeachingBooks.net is an online database that can be used by teachers, students, librarians, and families to explore children’s books and teen literature and their authors.
  • Tumblebooks has interactive online stories, games, puzzles and more for young children.
  • USALearns.org is a free website for adults to learn English and study for U.S. citizenship.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online is an online encyclopedia that helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level.

Biographies

  • Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. It provides superior coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online is an online encyclopedia that helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level.

Books/Reading

  • Gale Literary Sources makes it easy to research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • Gale Literature Criticism Online has an extensive compilation of literary commentary in thousands of essays on authors and authors’ works.
  • Literary Resource Centerhas up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
  • LitFinder covers world literature and authors throughout history. This resource contains literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. It also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
  • TeachingBooks.net is an online database that can be used by teachers, students, librarians, and families to explore children’s books and teen literature and their authors.
  • Tumblebooks has interactive online stories, games, puzzles and more for young children.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online is an online encyclopedia that helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level.

Business

  • ReferenceUSA is ideal for sales and marketing, market research, business planning, job searching, and much more. Searchable sections include U.S. businesses, residents, historical U.S. businesses, new businesses, new movers, new homeowners and medical professionals.

Consumer Reports

  • Consumer Reports Online gives you access to expert, unbiased ratings of over 5,000 products, plus reviews, expert buying advice, product comparisons, user reviews and more.

Digital Encyclopedias

  • Britannica School and Escolar includes biographies, articles, and media in this online encyclopedia. This database is presented in partnership with the California State Library.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online is an online encyclopedia that helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level.

eBooks/Audiobooks

  • OverDrive has eBooks, eAudioBooks and streaming videos on the Overdrive app. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, meaning no late fees.
    • You can also try Libby by OverDrive for eBooks and eAudio books.

Genealogy

  • American Ancestors is a repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • Ancestry Library makes family research easy for beginners while still providing in-depth tools for even the most advanced genealogists. The collection has more than 7,000 databases including key collections, such as U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930. AVAILABLE ONLY IN THE LIBRARY
  • Fold3 Plus History & Genealogy Archives offers a vast, growing array of valuable and unique content consisting of historical and military documents. The Archives include millions of records available from a content partnership with the National Archives and other institutions.

Investments

Languages

  • Rosetta Stone is a proven immersion method for learning languages. It offers thirty languages from around the world including Arabic, French, American & British English, Mandarin Chinese, and Spanish.

Magazines/Newspapers

  • Flipster contains online digital access to leading popular magazines. Issues may be downloaded and read in a web browser or mobile app.
  • New York Times Online gives you full access to nytimes.com including all sections of the current edition of the newspaper.  IF YOU ARE NOT CURRENTLY INSIDE THE LIBRARY, CLICK THIS LINK TO ACCESS.

Music Downloads

  • Freegal provides mp3 music downloads licensed from Sony Music Entertainment. Users may download up to five songs per week.

Online Learning

  • Lynda.com

    LinkedIn has purchased Lynda.com and is now LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn will be requiring library patrons to create a LinkedIn account in order to access the database. The Yorba Linda Public Library has deep concerns regarding privacy issues and the security of patron data. The State of California has very strict laws regarding confidentiality and the library respects these mandates.

    Representatives from libraries and library organizations from around the country have been meeting with LinkedIn to discuss these concerns, but unfortunately a resolution has not yet presented itself. While the Yorba Linda Public Library hoped to be able to maintain access to LinkedIn Learning for our patrons, these concerns were not adequately addressed and thus our subscription has ended. 

Reference eBooks

  • Gale Literature Criticism Online makes it easy to research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library’s Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
  • World Book Encyclopedia Online is an online encyclopedia that helps information seekers of all ages find the content they need at the correct reading level.

Science/Technology

Test Preparation

  • Driving-Tests.org offers free practice tests for the California Drivers License Examination.
  • USALearns.org is a free website for adults to learn English and study for U.S. citizenship.