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

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

Good news! Butte County residents can now get an e-Card to get immediate access to our digital collections without first having to visit a library branch.

e-Card provides you instant access to the following resources:

  • e-Media: Download e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines; stream movies and TVs.
  • Research & Homework: Browse catalog, access to online databases, newspaper archives, genealogy tools, professional magazines, and scholarly journals, Britannica School Edition, Britannica Escolar, Chilton Library, Kids Infobits, Medline Plus, World Book Online.
  • Online Learning: Basic Skills Tutorials, High School, College Prep, Career, Grad School, GED, Employment, Practice Tests.

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




Instantly borrow movies and TV shows with your library card !





3-Step Sign-up for Hoopla


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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

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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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Online Databases

We provide you with information you can't find on Google!  Your library card gives you access to valuable databases and collections:

  • American Physical Society Journals (In-library access)
  • 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.
  • California Research Bureau Reports - Independent research and analysis developed for California State policymakers.
  • Gale Legal Forms - Gale LegalForms offers a wide selection of essential state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms that may be customized for the most common legal procedures. These forms are used by attorneys and law firms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.
  • Gale Research in Context - Research In Context provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.
  • Kids Infobits - Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.
  • Chilton Library - Deliver reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years.
  • MedLine Plus - Reliable, up-to-date health information.
  • - Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources!
  • 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 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.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center: Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.
  • 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.
  • World Book Online: Access World Book Online for Kids, Timelines, Reference Center, InfoFinder, Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos and Hispanica Saber.

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