Since 1910, the Fresno Library has been a center of learning and community in the Fresno area. Today, it offers so much more than just books or movies. The library offers fun events as well as access to FREE digital music and eBooks. There are resources for both adults and children. Read on below to discover everything the Fresno Library has to offer.
Stream and Download FREE Audiobooks, Movies, Music, eBooks and More!
Your Fresno Library card gets you access to tons of FREE streaming and downloadable digital content. You can choose from a large number of services that host every type of digital media.
OverDrive is one of the most popular digital media services available. It hosts 38,000 eBooks as well as 14,000 audio books. OverDrive also provides a growing catalog of streaming video. You can check out titles for up to 21 days. You can also enjoy them on your desktop, laptop, or mobile device.
Freegal is the online home to a giant collection of streaming or downloadable music. It offers more than 15 million songs as well as over 40,000 music videos. Freegal is available for both Apple and Android devices. You can stream Freegal for up to five hours per day as well as download 5 songs per week.
RBdigital, formerly known as Zinio, is a premier digital service that focuses on popular magazines. The service hosts over 170 different magazines available for download. RBdigital offers a helpful mobile app but is also available on PC.
BiblioBoard Library offers over 23,000 selections, primarily eBooks. It also includes teachers guides and common core material.
Cloud Library is a digital eBook service that hosts thousands of popular titles. Library members are able to check out eBooks for up to 14 days. You can check out up to three books at a time as well as place a hold on five books.
Bookflix offers children from preschool through 3rd grade access to animated storybooks online. The service has over 190 talking picture books in both English as well as Spanish.
PressBooks Public gives you the opportunity to write, edit, and publish your own eBook. You can do it all through one easy-to-use app for your tablet or mobile device.
Get Access to FREE Career and Professional Resources!
Increase your core adult skills! You can achieve your personal goals by improving your reading, writing or math skills with LearningExpress. This online resource can also prepare you for the U.S. citizenship exam. LearningExpress also offers career and college admission preparation classes.
Get help with your job search! If you’re looking for work, the Fresno Library offers you access to more than one resource. Job Now has career coaching as well as interview practice. LearningExpress also has a job accelerator. You can also make great business connections through the contact information in Reference USA. Finally, the Small Business Reference Center has tons of information on business topics as well as advice for starting your own business.
Learn about the law! The Legal Information Reference Center has legal forms as well as how-to guides for handling your own legal case.
Educate Yourself with FREE Digital Reference Material!
Stay up on the news! Your Fresno Library card gets you access to more 1,700 U.S. Newspapers online every day with America’s Newspapers! You also have online access 30 years of the Fresno Bee archives. Finally, Newspaper Source Plus has thousands of newspapers as well as the text of TV and radio transcripts.
Learn to repair your own car! Your library card gets you access to many resources for both servicing and repairing your car. Auto Repair Reference Center has repair guides for vehicles built from 1955 to 2015. AutoMate has step-by-step repair and servicing information for thousands of vehicles. You can also learn to repair smaller devices like lawnmowers as well as ATVs with the online Small Engine Repair Ref Center.
Get online access to great reference books! Amazing encyclopedias and other references are at your fingertips with your Fresno Library card. Your card gets you access to the online version of Britannica in English or Spanish.
Learn to improve your health and wellness! The library offers access to Consumer Health Complete. Consumer Health Complete is a publication offering wellness articles and videos in 17 languages. The library also has the Spanish-language Consumer Health Information reference.
Make educated purchasing decisions! Consumer Reports is well known for offering consumers buyers guides, product reviews, and comparisons of household goods.
Learn a new language! The Fresno Library offers more than one resource for picking up a new language. Mango is an interactive language learning program that can teach 70 different languages. The English Language Learner is an online resource designed to help you learn English if it is not your first language.
Check out a fun, FREE event! The library has events for adults weekly at most of their branches. Your library card gets you access to everything from knitting groups to yoga classes. You can keep up with all of the adult events on their online calendar.
Discover Resources for Children of All Ages!
Get recommendations for great kids books! Beanstack helps match your children with the perfect book sorted by age and interests.
Help your child learn a new language! Muzzy is an instructional language program from children. It uses videos, games, and reading to teach kids English, Spanish, Chinese, and many other languages.
Check out a fun, FREE event designed for kids! The Fresno Library is always bustling with activity. Luckily, you can keep track of it all with the library online calendar. There are separate calendars for events designed for teens as well as kids.