The mission of the Butte County Library is to serve the Learning, Cultural, and Community needs of the diverse populations of our County.


  • Homework Help & Tutoring
  • eLearning

  • Other Resources including:
    • Job and Test Prep
    • Literacy and Citizenship
    • Newspapers and Genealogy
    • Research
    • For Kids

Live in Butte County but don’t have a library card?

Good news! Butte County residents can now get an e-Card to access our e-Resources without first having to visit a library branch. e-Card provides you access to the following resources:

  • e-Media: Access to eBooks, Audiobooks, Comics; stream Movies, Music, and TVs.
  • Research & Education: Browse catalog; access to Britannica, ProQuest, WorldBook, Testing & Education Reference Center, and other databases and career tools.

Head over here to Get an e-Card. You will receive your Username and e-Card Number by email within one (1) business day after successful registration.

Homework Help and Tutoring

Brainfuse HelpNow

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All California residents now have access to Brainfuse HelpNow free online tutoring. Students communicate with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy/paste text or images, and graph homework problems. Live tutors are available 24 hours a day via any device that connects to the internet. Brainfuse offers assistance in math, science, language arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and Tagalog. 

HelpNow's features include:

  • Homework Help: Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • Skills-Building: Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools: My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • 24-Hour Writing Lab: Submit essays and other forms of writing for constructive feedback.
  • Homework Send Question: Submit homework questions for expert guidance.
  • Adult Learning Center: Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!
  • Foreign Language Lab/Spanish-Speaking Support

Get started with your learning!


Learn anything, anywhere, 24/7 with just your library card.

Overwhelmed by the large selection of learning opportunities? Want an easier way to find what you need? 

Try Bendable!

All eLearning. All together. All one place.

Bendable is a free collection of online learning resources. Butte County Library users of all ages can use Bendable to acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses, in-person events, and other learning resources. Bendable learning resources bring together online options for lifelong learning to help you get the skills you're seeking. Whether it's learning practical job skills like software development or creative pursuits like photography, our collections have something for your learning interests.

Get started today! 


Want to learn from specific eLearning Resources? Click on any of the logos below to get started!


The Palace Project

All the library’s eBooks in one app!


Tired of searching multiple eBook apps for the title you want? Download Palace, and search all the library’s collections in one app. Search, browse, download and read, across all the library collections, all in one seamless experience.

1. Download "The Palace Project" from your device's app store

2. Select Butte County Library.

3. Browse and borrow a title, or two, and enter your library card.

4. Find a book and enjoy!

Instantly borrow movies and TV shows with your library card !

3-Step Sign-up for Hoopla

1. Download
    the app or go to

2. Register
    with your library card.

3. Borrow
    free digital movies and TVs with no late fees!

SimplyE - Library eBooks Made Simple

Read eBooks from all of our collections in one app - no multiple accounts and apps any more!


130,000+ eBooks, from bestsellers to classics

Get Started

Get it on the App Store or Google Play

Electronic Materials


Overdrive will be discontinuing the Overdrive App in early 2023. Some good news, when you log into Libby with their Library Card and PIN, all of your holds and checkouts will effortlessly transfer over.

Note: Libby and the Overdrive Website are not going away. *
Learn how to switch to Libby
Explore other eBook options

Butte County Library offers the following services to download items directly to your device:

Need help getting started? See our help guides!

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Other Online Databases

Job and Test Prep
  • Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow - Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources.
  • Gale Presents: Petersons Test and Career Prep (formerly TERC) - Digital exam and career prep resources can help students and users be better prepared down the road for both college and their career. Discover comprehensive test prep and career solutions from Peterson's, a world-leading educational provider.
  • Also check out our eLearning resources for job help, learning skills, certifications, and entertainment.
Literacy and Citizenship
  • USA Learns -  Learn English online for free! Prepare to become a U.S. citizen! USA Learns offers beginning and intermediate lessons. Video lessons, 1000s of activities.  English lessons include practice speaking and listening, pronunciation, vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar.  New Citizenship class prepares you for everything from eligibility and application, civics and history test questions to the final interview.
  • Northstar Digital Literacy - Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills.

Newspapers and Genealogy

To access NYTimes in the library:

1. Visit a library branch
2. Log on our public computers or connect your devices to the library's public Wi-Fi
3. Log in or register at to start enjoying

To access NYTimes from home:

1. Redeem a 72-hour access code.
2. Login or Register
3. Enjoy! 

  • Speak with a staff member for assistance or if you have questions.
  • NewsBank
    • Access World News: Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events with information from credible, vetted U.S. and global news sources.
    • Black Life In America: The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
    • Heritage Hub: Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers.
Research and Information
For Kids
  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    • Britannica School Edition - Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject - for all grades and all reading abilities - offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases - Elementary, Middle, or High.
    • Britannica Escolar - Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.
    • Britannica School Edition - Britannica School, a safe, up-to-date, and age-appropriate information resource for Elementary, Middle, and High School. Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
  • - Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources!
  • World Book Online: Access World Book Online for Kids, Timelines, Reference Center, InfoFinder, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and Hispanica Saber.
  • Also check out our eLearning resources -- there are things for Kids to learn with these too!


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Starting January 3, 2023, all Branches will have new open hours. For more information and to view these new hours, please visit our Locations and Hours page.