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

BookFlix – Ideal for grades Pre-K through third, this resource features children’s picturebooks read aloud in video form paired with related nonfiction read alouds.

TumbleBooks – A collection of animated storybooks for young readers to enjoy.

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.



Biography Reference Center – Biographies for contemporary and historical people.


General Resources & Homework Help

Academic Search Complete Full text articles on every subject.

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)

Explora – Elementary School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for K-5th grade student research.

Explora – Middle School – Articles, essays, and primary source documents in all subject areas for 6-8th grade student research.

Points of View Reference Center – Pro and con articles on popular controversial subjects.

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


Newspapers and Magazines

Articles from Magazines, Newspapers, and Journals (EBSCO MasterFile) – Thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Requires library card log-in.

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

RBDigital (formerly Zinio) – Hundreds of popular magazines available right from your screen, tablet, or smartphone



Hoopla – streaming movies, music, and TV with no holds and no waiting (help)

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

Updated October 2020

  • Downtown Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (by appointment only)
    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Curbside Pickup Hours (by appointment only)
    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Northgate is not yet open for curbside pickup
    Mon-Sun: closed

    (415) 485-3323

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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