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ABCmouse Library Card Required.

For children 2-6+ years. Build a strong foundation in reading, language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and music. 3500+ books, games, puzzles, and activities.

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All of Us Research Program (National Institutes of Health)

The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data over many years from one million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health. All of Us will serve as a national research resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide variety of health conditions.

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Ancestry.com Arizona from Home

Want to access Arizona family history records from home? Arizona State Archives worked with Ancestry.com to digitize family history records and make them available online for free. Use this limited version of Ancestry.com from home for free!

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Automotive Magazines Read Magazines Library Card Required.

Car lovers, rejoice! Read your favorite magazines in OverDrive and the Libby app. Whether you love modern or classic cars, we have domestic and international coverage in English and Spanish. 

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Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling inspires people to get more out of their cycling passion. Each issue has secrets to go faster, stronger, longer. Increase your stamina; buy the best gear for your money; locate a great ride; improve your performance; perfect your technique; fuel your passion. Available in OverDrive / Libby.

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Booklist Reader

Booklist Reader features diverse book and audiobook recommendations, for readers and listeners of all ages. Filled with high-interest, themed lists that showcase books for your family or book discussion group.

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Business Plans Handbooks Library Card Required.

Looking for business plan templates? From airport shuttles to yoga studios, the Business Plans Handbooks in Gale Virtual Reference Library contain a wealth of information. Search for your topic of choice and plan away.

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Computer Classes and Computer Help at the Library

Our free computer classes and one-on-one help sessions are geared towards all skill levels and audiences, covering topics like using a mouse, borrowing eBooks at the library, creating resumes, and using programs like Word and Excel.

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Explora for Students and Educators Library Card Required.

Doing homework? Explora covers all school subjects with age-appropriate content for elementary, middle, and high school. It has easy-to-use search and browse features, and offers topic overviews, articles from reputable publishers, plus 60,000+ videos from the Associated Press. 


Explore Genres & Topics

Browse by genres and topics for staff picks and new arrivals in our collection of books, movies, and more! Find books, movies and other stuff for kids, teens, and adults in genres like mystery, romance, historical fiction, self help, travel, health & fitness, and more!

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Exploring Race in Society

This free research database offers essential content covering important issues related to race in society today. Essays, articles, reports and other reliable sources provide an in-depth look at the history of race and provide critical context for learning more about topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity and inclusiveness.

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Fiero Code (formerly Prenda Code Club)

Educational, learn-to-code platform where kids and teens can go at their own pace and work on projects that are interesting to them. Learn how to make a website, video game, animation, program, or an app. It's fun, engaging, gamified, and ultimately helps kids take ownership over the entire experience.

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Use this list to find out ways to get funding for the college or university of your dreams. Your first step should really be to contact the Financial Aid office for the school you'll be attending, but these resources can give you some additional ideas.

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Gale Literature Library Card Required.

Gale Literature brings together all of Gale's literary databases into one place that allows you to search across them all. Includes: Gale Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writer Series, and Twayne's Author Series.



Gale Literature: Twayne’s Author Series

Find in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers. Includes influences of literary movements.

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GCFAprendeLibre: Cursos gratis

Aprende, donde y como quieras, habilidades que te ayudarán a alcanzar tus sueños. Desde Microsoft Office y el correo electrónico hasta la lectura, las matemáticas y más, GCFAprendeLibre ofrece 125 tutoriales, incluyendo más de 1.100 lecciones, videos e interactivos, completamente gratis.

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GuideStar by Candid

Find information on nonprofit organizations that are registered with the IRS as tax exempt. Information is gathered from the nonprofits themselves, the federal government, and nonprofit partners. There are over 1.6 million active nonprofits and 1 million historic organizations listed. Search by mission category or location. Download revenue and expenses, balance sheets, employee information, and board data.

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Healthcare.gov

Your source for information about the Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn about health plans for individuals and businesses as available through the Affordable Care Act.

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HistoryMakers, The

Read biographies of over 3,000 African Americans for free online. (The Historymakers also includes the nation's largest African American video oral history collection, which requires a subscription. The Library is researching the costs of this subscription service.)

 
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Hobbies and Crafts Source Library Card Required.

Got a hobby you’d like to nurture? Looking for a new activity to pass the time? Hobbies & Crafts Source a contains thousands of articles from top hobby and craft magazines and books as well as recipes, “how-to” videos and hobby profiles. Check out the MakerSpace Spotlight for step-by-step projects that promote hands-on learning and creativity. Provided by Ebsco.

Categories: • Arts and crafts • Collecting • Home and garden • Kids’ crafts • Model building • Needlecrafts and textiles • Performing arts • Recreation (indoor and outdoor) • Science and technology • Scrapbooking and papercrafts 

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Home Improvement Source Library Card Required.

Looking to install a new door, fix a leaky faucet, or spruce up your garden? You’ve come to the right place! Home Improvement Source has thousands of articles from leading home improvement magazines and reference books, plus a collection of home repair images not found anywhere else online. Quickly find the information you need by searching by keyword or browsing projects from A-to-Z or by category. Provided by Ebsco.

Categories: • Decorating home and garden • Electrical work • Maintenance • Outdoor improvements • Plumbing • Remodeling • Woodworking

Additional content: • Conversion charts • Homeowner’s journal • Advice for working with contractors • Glossary of terms

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Hoopla – Download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, music, TV, and movies Digital Media Listen to AudioBooks Listen to Music Mobile Apps Read eBooks Watch Movies New! Library Card Required.

Hoopla offers nearly one million pieces of media, from ebooks to Acorn TV series, available to borrow at anytime, no waiting! Create an account and get five checkouts per month, every month. (Checkouts do not roll over.) Use in a browser or download the Hoopla app. Go to Hoopla Help and click on Supported Devices for a full list of compatible devices.

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Hoopla BingePass: Curiosity Stream Library Card Required.

Watch high-quality and engaging documentaries and nonfiction series from the Curiosity Stream BingePass. Use one borrow to access an ever-growing collection of award-winning original and curated factual films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, technology, and more. Curiosity Stream's curated collections help you discover more about your favorite topics. With the Curiosity Stream BingePass, there is always something new to learn!

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Hoopla Magazines New! Library Card Required.

Use BingePass to read any of 50 magazines. Use one of your monthly borrows for a full 7 days of unlimited binging of magazines. Titles include: Cosmopolitan, Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrated, Women's Health, and more! In the app, look for the BingePasses button under the top carousel of covers. Swipe the buttons until you see the button “BingePasses.” In a browser, click on the Browse menu, then on BingePasses. Go to Hoopla Help and click on Supported Devices for a full list of compatible devices.



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Indigenous Digital Archive: IDA Treaties Explorer, The

While treaties between Indigenous peoples and the United States affect virtually every area in the USA, there is as yet no official list of all the treaties. The US National Archives holds 374 of the treaties, where they are known as the Ratified Indian Treaties. View these original documents spanning over 100 years.

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Jack and Jill Magazine Read Magazines Library Card Required.

Poetry, humor, games, stories, and crafts that help you learn about health, nutrition, and safety. Ideal for first, second, and third-graders. Available in EBSCO MasterFILE Complete.


Job Help Events at the Library

Connect with the Library to get help finding jobs, applying for jobs, creating a resume, or learning to use a computer.

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Jobs at the Library

Learn about how to apply for a job at the Pima County Public Library through Pima County's Human Resources page, or through the Pledge-a-Job program for teens and young adults.

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Kanopy Plus Digital Media Watch Movies

Kanopy Plus features dozens of titles that are available to you now. These collections can be watched without using any of your Kanopy credits, all for free, simply using your Pima County Public Library Card with Kanopy.


Kanopy Streaming Video Digital Media Mobile Apps Watch Movies Library Card Required.

Stream independent and international films as well as documentaries and other educational entertainment through Kanopy Streaming. Use your 5 monthly credits to watch films with your library card.

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Ladybug Magazine Read Magazines Library Card Required.

Stories, poems, songs, games, and adventures for little ones ages two to six and their caregivers. Available in EBSCO MasterFILE Complete.













Legal Forms and Law Libraries

Get the Life Care Planning Packet online or find out where you can go to get legal forms and do legal research around the state.

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Libby App on Desktop Digital Media Listen to AudioBooks Listen to Music Mobile Apps Read eBooks Read Magazines Watch Movies

Use the Libby app right in your browser to get access to everything on OverDrive! No need to download, just click the link or type libbyapp.com right in your URL bar. Follow the directions to link your Libby accounts (in order to carry over tags, etc.) and you're all good to go! Read right on your computer and stay in sync as you move from device to device. To use IndieFlix or Qello on a laptop or desktop computer, you must use Libby App on Desktop.

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Make Way for Books App Mobile Apps Read eBooks

If you have young kids and a smart phone, we have a new app for you! Make Way for Books partnered with the Library to create a free app especially for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 5. Get book suggestions, keep track of books read, make a list of new vocabulary words, and do fun activities.



MasterFILE Complete – Magazines, Journals, and Photos Read Magazines Read Newspapers Library Card Required.

Have a paper due on any topic? Want to know every fact there is about someone famous? MasterFILE Complete offers the highest quality collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books, videos, and other sources covering virtually every subject area.

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Niche Academy – Library Tutorials

Explore a library of video tutorials focused primarily on library resources, from OverDrive and Libby to Newsbank News, Obituaries and Death Notices. Find tutorials on other commonly used tools, including Microsoft Office and social media platforms. Create an account to track your progress, or take tutorials at will in the Pima County Public Library Academy. 

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O*NET Online – Career Exploration

Detailed descriptions of occupations for use by job seekers. Find out what's involved with a job, what skills are needed, education level required, and the outlook for that industry.

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PDR Prescribers’ Digital Reference

The online version of what was formerly called the Physicians' Desk Reference, this site provides up-to-date information about prescription drugs. Note: this title is no longer available in print. 

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ProCitizen via Pronunciator Library Card Required.

Prepare for the Civics, Reading, and Writing portions of the Naturalization Test using a series of 100 informative videos, practice exercises and other tools.

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