San Rafael Public Library

E-Resources for Kids

Information Literacy for Kids and Teens

Evaluating information, internet safety, and how to spot fake news.

Early Learning and Literacy

ABCmouse – With 5,000+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. – In Library Use Only.


Bookish Resources for Teachers has provided a wide variety of resources to help teachers and book lovers create lists, lesson plans, author interviews and more.

School & Educators Complete – eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)


Books and Reading

Overdrive Kids eReading Room – Children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks from our Overdrive collection for use on iOS, Android, Kindle, and other mobile devices and eReaders.


General Resources & Homework Help

Brainfuse – Learning resources for elementary through college level in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more. High School and college test prep.

Britannica School Edition – Learn about any subject with content for all grades and all reading abilities K-12. Find articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites.

Britannica Escolar – Britannica en español.

CultureGrams – Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)

SIRS Discoverer – Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)


Newspapers and Magazines

Articles from Newspapers (ProQuest) – Over 500 national and international newspapers. Requires library card log-in.

RBDigital (formerly Zinio) – RBdigital is now part of Overdrive/Libby. Hundreds of popular magazines available right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone. (help)



Hoopla – streaming movies, music, and TV as well a downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks with no holds and no waiting (help)

Kanopy – It’s back! Kanopy is now available to San Rafael Library patrons. (help)

Updated October 2020

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    San Rafael, CA 94903

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