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Articles and Databases

These databases are available inside and outside the library
OPL Library card needed to access these databases

Inside the Library

Ancestry Library Edition - Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition is only available from computers inside the libraries. This database includes:

  • Immigration records
  • Birth, death and marriage records
  • U.S. and U.K. census information
  • Collections of U.S. school yearbooks
  • Much more!

Only available inside the library.

Inside or Outside the Library

Freegal Music Downloads

Freegal is a downloadable music service at Orange Public Library. All you need is your library card number and PIN.

With access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog, it offers hundreds of thousands of songs, over 100 genres of music, and more than 50 record labels, all without having to download software or have any digital rights management (DRM) issues to deal with. Access to Freegal is limited to Orange Public Library cardholders.
Enter entire library card # and PIN.

Inside or Outside the Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library - Educational eBooks for All Ages

Free educational eBooks. We have educational DK titles like Dinosaurs and Mythology and research sets like the Encyclopedia of World Biography, plus many more!

Enter entire library card # for access from home.

Inside the Library

Outside the Library

Heritage Quest Online - Genealogy

Heritage Quest Online is available from computers inside the libraries, or from home. This resource includes:

  • U.S. Census information from 1790 – 1930
  • Over 20,000 family and local histories
  • Nearly 2 million genealogy and local history articles
  • Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land application files
  • Much more!

Enter entire library card #.

Inside the
Library
Outside the
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MasterFile Premier - Periodicals 

MasterFile Premier provides full text articles for over 1,890 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. More than 2,500 periodicals are indexed and abstracted with some full text available back to 1975. Full text for nearly 200 reference and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos, maps, and flags is also contained in this database, which is updated daily.
Enter entire library card #.

Inside the Library

Outside the Library

ProQuest - Newspapers

Full-text, online access to:

  • Orange County Register (1986 - Current)

Enter entire library card #.

Inside or Outside the Library

Rocket Languages

A comprehensive remote access product that provides lifelong language learning and includes over 62 hours interactive instruction, grammar and culture lessons, self-testing, and interactive audio tracks for 10 languages - Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin) Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and American Sign Language.
Use entire library card # when creating an account.
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