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 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.




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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:

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Online Databases

  • Brainfuse JobNow/VetNow - Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources.
  • 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.
  • Butte County Newspaper Collection by UC Riverside (free in-library use)
  • California Research Bureau Reports - Independent research and analysis developed for California State policymakers.
  • MedLine Plus - Reliable, up-to-date health information.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NewsBank - Black Life In America: The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.
  • NewsBank - HeritageHub: 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.
  • ProQuest Academic - Diverse content types needed by researchers, providing the world’s largest collection of scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & theses, newspapers and more.
  • ProQuest CultureGrams - Concise cultural information on countries around the world.
  • ProQuest eLibrary - General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers.  Two unique interfaces available.
  • ProQuest SIRS Discoverer - Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.
  • ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher - Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators.
  • ProQuest Research Companion – (Log in to your Library Account to see access information) Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking.
  • ProQuest School & Educators Complete - (use Library Card Number to sign in) 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).
  • - Books come to life with this engaging collection of resources!
  • 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.
  • Gale Presents: Petersons Test and Career Prep - 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.
  • 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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