Download OverDrive eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through your preferred app: OverDrive, Libby, or Sora.

Stream movies and TV shows with Kanopy with apps for mobile devices and smart TVs.


Academic Search Complete supports academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books, and more.

Master File Premier provides full-text magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. 

Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national, international, and regional newspapers.

Enjoy free access to The New York Times by registering within the Library or from outside the Library. Access provided by the California State Library.

Business and Consumer

Auto Repair Source provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service, and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles.

Business Source Complete is an essential tool for business students that covers all disciplines of business including accounting, banking, finance, management, marketing, and more.

Use Data Axle (formerly ReferenceUSA) to find jobs and business opportunities, locate companies nationwide, research business executives, find addresses, and more.

Career Pathways

These resources are supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Courseras mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs.

GetSetUp Is a social learning platform for individuals 50+, taught by peers who are experts in their field.

LearningExpress Library Complete and Job & Career Accelerator supports those looking to obtain occupational certification, prepare for college, find a job, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.

LinkedIn Learning focuses on the skills needed to land the most sought after jobs.

Northstar Digital Literacy focuses on people with no, low, or limited technology skills.

VetNow provides online assistance and resources for veterans. Connect with a specialist to help you find the information you need.

eBooks and eAudio

Visit our Get Started with eBooks page to learn how to get started today.

Enki Library is the first statewide eBook platform created by libraries for libraries with over 70,000 eBook titles.

O'Reilly Learning provides access to over 35,000 eBooks to support professional and skills development in the areas of business, technology, and careers.

OverDrive is our largest collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines. Download the app for your device and get started today.

The Peninsula Library System is now part of an agreement with MARINet  and NorthNet Library System to share our Overdrive/Libby collections. You can access our 84,000+ titles and an additional 152,000 unique titles. Please note you cannot place holds on items in partner libraries' collections. Their patrons cannot place holds on PLS items. Magazines, universal class and all access comics are excluded.

To access the Partner Library collections in Libby:

  1. Open the menu at the bottom center
  2. Select add library
  3. Type in the partner library name (MARINet or NorthNet Library Systems)
  4. Select sign in with my card
  5. Under partner libraries Select Peninsula Library System
  6. Enter Your Library Card and PIN
  7. You are now searching our partner library’s Libby collection.
  8. Repeat the process to add the rest of the partner libraries
  9. You may toggle between collections using the menu in the bottom center.

Download eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Palace app in the App Store or Google Play.

General Research

The Biography Reference Bank offers in-depth profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors category, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and the specialist content of Junior Authors and Illustrators.

The Biography Reference Center provides thousands of reliable full-text biographies, including the complete full text of Biography Today and Biography, plus narrative biographies not available in other databases.

The Education Resources Information Center is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources.

Legal Information Reference Center is an online database designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds.

Literary Reference Center Plus provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

The Professional Development Collection is a highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Referencia Latina covers a broad array of subjects inside and outside academia. It offers content from a variety of sources, including reference books, general interest magazines and health reports.

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books.


America: History and Life covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Archives Unbound contains digital collections of historical documents that supports scholars and students at the college and university level.

Black Freedom Struggle in the U.S. is a collection of primary source documents, historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more.

Gateway to the Peninsula is a history of Daly City by Samuel Chandler, former City Librarian.

Historical Abstracts is the definitive index of literature covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada) from the 15th century to the present.

History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

Kids and Teens

ABCMouse is an educational site for ages 2 to 8 plus with more than 8,500 activities.

Children and teens can use Book Connections to connect deeply with a book and gain new insights and understanding from the author.

Brainfuse provides free live online homework help. Connect with a live tutor from any device with an internet connection.

The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica and la Enciclopedia Britannica en español.

Read our collection of California Missions eBooks by logging in with "missions" for both the username and the password.

Use Discover & Go to download free passes to museums throughout the Bay Area.

MAS Complete is a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books.

Middle Search Plus is a full-text database providing popular middle school magazines and reference books.

Points of View Reference Center provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays,

Primary Search is a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

Proquest Homework Central provides authoritative information on a variety of topics to assist student research

Use TeachingBooks to find new books to read.

Use TOPIC Search to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

Streaming Video

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries.