Library Closure Notice (Español)

Dear Patrons,

We are writing with the latest update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on library services. Following the recommendation of the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Department to maintain aggressive social distancing, the County of SLO Public Libraries will close all libraries today, March 18 until further notice. During this closure, we will continually assess the developing situation to determine the length of the closure. 

  • During this closure all library programs, in-house services, and meetings are cancelled.
  • During this time, due dates for borrowed materials will be automatically extended, no late fees will be assessed, and patrons can return materials when libraries reopen. While you can return items to our book drops, please don’t worry about returning materials until we reopen.
  • Our digital library will remain open and available 24/7 at There you can enjoy  eBooksaudiobooksstreaming TV, movie and music serviceslearning classes and digital access to newspapers and magazines.

We will continue to post updates on our social media accounts and will remain in contact via our email newsletter. Your health and safety are of utmost importance, and we will evaluate and adjust as new information becomes available.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we thank you for your continued understanding and support. For the most current information about the local response to COVID-19 please visit


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Access World News

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text news sources. Includes local news, editorials, announcements and other sections from more than 4700 sources.

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Auto Repair Source

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, all content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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ABC Mouse With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). Visit your local library for access to ABC Mouse.

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Ancestry Searchable databases of historical books, photos, maps and census records. Primarily from the United States, England and Canada. Visit your local library for access to Ancestry.   Login from the Library
AtoZdatabases AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities. Login from Home Login from the Library

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers - including reviews, previews, "beyond the book" articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.


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HelpNow is a complete tutoring system consisting of live tutoring, collaboration, and study tools. Connect from the library or on your mobile device with your library card to expert tutors for academic assistance. Spanish speaking tutors are also available. Online tutors are available 7 days a week from 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm Pacific Time, except on major holidays.


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California Missions California Missions Resource Center provides history, facts, descriptions, images, maps and architectural drawings of the 21 missions. Quality information for students and teachers. Login From Home Login from the Library 
Driving Tests Practice for your California DMV driving test with online practice tests. Login From Home Login From the Library
Global Road Warrior Practical information for world travelers. Cultural, economic and technical information for 175 countries. Login From Home Login from the Library Individual learners can achieve personal and professional goals with this online learning platform. Your library card provides access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. If you forget your password, please call Lynda Customer Support 1-888-335-9632 Monday-Friday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday-Sunday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Login from Home Login from the Library
Master File Premier
Provides full-text magazines, like Consumer Reports, reference books, and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags. Login From Home Login from the Library 
Medline Plus Up-to-date information about diseases, medical conditions, treatments, drugs,and health and wellness issues in understandable language. Login From Home Login from the Library 
Morningstar Morningstar Investment Research Center provides comprehensive financial information on stocks, funds and ETFs, educational and informative videos, analyst insights and portfolio tools. Login From Home Login from the Library 
My Heritage Library Edition
One of the largest, most internationally diverse genealogy databases of its kind with access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos and other resources in thousands of databases that span the past five centuries. Login From Home Login from the Library 
New York TImes

Researchers can now access NYT from 1851 to today when you register for a 24-hour pass through Black Gold's Learning Resources. You can request unlimited passes, but you'll need to create an account after your pass expires. Funded by California State Library. Please note: you can skip the password field, only your library barcode is required for access.


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Novelist This database of over 155,000 fiction titles for readers of all ages lets you use your favorite author to link to other books you might enjoy. Use Recommended Reads to browse through hundreds of titles carefully selected by librarians and organized by reading level as well as genre or topic. Type in a topic you are interested in and "play" with the results. Login From Home Login from the Library 

ProCitizen is an online citizenship prep course that covers the civics, reading, and writing portions of the US citizenship exam. You’ll find over 100 informative videos, practice exercises, and quizzes

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ProCitizen es un curso de preparación para la ciudadanía en línea que le ayudará a prepararse en las áreas de educación cívica, lectura y escritura que son parte del examen de naturalización de los Estados Unidos. Encontrará más de 100 videos informativos, ejercicios prácticos y concursos.

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ProCon Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues. Accurate and unbiased information on over 50 important public issues. Login From Home Login from the Library 
Pronunciator Pronunciator Language Lab - learn any of 80 languages at your own pace. ESL curriculum with courses from 50 non-English languages. Free apps, downloadable audio lessons, speech recognition to test your pronunciation, scored quizzes, features for toddlers to adults. Login From Home Login from the Library 

San Luis Obispo Tribune

The SLO Tribune Collection includes an Image format of The Tribune from December 2017-current, a text format from 2000-current, blog articles; and web articles. For today’s Tribune, click on the link under Image format.

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Social Studies Fact Cards California, United States, and world fact cards. Information about Native Americans, states, religions, early civilizations and more. Login From Home Login from the Library
Tuition Funding Sources Tuition Funding Sources is a private website designed to help students find scholarships, college and career information. TFS offers students the largest scholarship database in the world with over $41 Billion in scholarship awards along with a career personality test and detailed college and career information. Login From Home Login from the Library 
Yewno An online platform that ties together interdisciplinary fields of study, concepts, and topics in a visually engaging manner so that connections can be uncovered and leveraged.   Login