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Welcome to our eBranch
 Open all day, every day

Our eBranch (electronic branch) is always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eMagazines, learn a new language, do online research, search our Local History digital archives, place holds on items in the online catalog, and even renew your materials - all from the comfort of your home or on-the-go. 

You will need a library card to use our eBranch.  If you don't have a library card, click HERE for information about getting an eCard (electronic card) now. 

eResources (Electronic Resources)

eBooks
Download eBooks to your computer or mobile device.  We have a variety of fiction and non-fiction adult, teen and children's eBooks.  Click HERE for instructions and access information.
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We have a collection of electronic talking picture books specifically for children, parents, and teachers available through Tumblebooks.  Click HERE to access Tumblebooks and enter your library card number to login.
eAudiobooks
Download and listen to audiobooks during your commute or on the go.  Click HERE for instructions and access information.
Zinio eMagazines
Choose from current and back issues of 140+ popular titles to download and read at your convenience.  Click HERE for instructions and access information.
Freegal Download Music
Choose from 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.  Download up to 5 tracks per week that are yours to keep.  Click HERE for instructions and access information.

(City of Orange) Local History Digital Collection

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The Orange Public Library & History Center Digital Collection is an online resource that focuses on the history of the City of Orange.  It consists primarily of photographs that include a variety of time periods and subjects.  Photographs date to as early as the 1850's and feature the city's founding citizens, businesses, organizations and landmarks.  The digital collection also includes historic directories and newspapers, as well as select oral histories.  Click HERE to access the digital collection.

Research

& Homework

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Full text articles for over 1,890 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Full text for nearly 200 reference and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos, maps, and flags.  Click HERE to access and enter your library card number to login.
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eBooks for study and homework including DK titles such as Dinosaurs and Mythology and research sets like the Encyclopedia of World Biography, plus many more.  Click HERE to access Gale Virtual Reference Library.


 eServices (Electronic Services)

Basic ESL (English as a Second Language)

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Learn English online.  Basic ESL ® is an online system built to deliver to students the knowledge of English as a second language.  Click HERE to start learning English now.

Driver Permit Practice Tests

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Click HERE to access online California DMV permit practice tests.

Genealogy

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The tools you need to research your family history including: immigration, birth, death and marriage records; census information; nearly 2 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land application files and much more.  Click HERE to access our genealogy databases.

Learn a Language

Learn a Language
Learn conversational language skills at your own pace.  Languages offered include Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Inglés (English for Spanish speakers), and American Sign Language. Click HERE for instructions and access information.

Newspapers

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Orange County Register
 

  • Orange County Register (1986 – current)
ProQuest – U.S. West Newsstream – Newspapers and more

  • 87 other newspapers
  • 47 Blogs, Podcasts, and Websites
  • 12 Trade Journals
  • 11 Wire Feeds
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