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

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.


eLearning

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

     
     
   


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 hoopladigital.com.

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!

Browse

130,000+ eBooks, from bestsellers to classics


Get Started

Get it on the App Store or Google Play


Electronic Materials

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
  • Butte County Newspaper Collection by UC Riverside (free in-library use)
  • The New York Times - Butte County Library is now offering patrons complimentary unlimited access to The New York Times. To get access, visit a library branch to get on a public computer or connect your devices to the library's Wi-Fi and log in/register at nytimes.com/register to start enjoying; or redeem a 24-hour access code if you're not in the library. Speak with a staff member for assistance 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.
  • TeachingBooks.net - 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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Library Services
530.552.5652

Literacy Services
888.538.7198

County Library Administration
530.552.5652 opt 4

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530-869-6999

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