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Published on: 1/26/2012 12:00 AM
 Nevada County Library  



Library Catalog:  Search for books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks available at all of our libraries. Place hold requests, renew items you have out, and review your account.​

OneClick DigitalDownload Recorded Books Audio with one click!Three week oan period and no waiting, ever!

Career Online High School​  Allows adult on-line learners to earn an accrfeditated high school diploma as well as a career certificate in one of eight high-demand career fields. See if this program is right for you!


Library to Go  Browse the library's collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks for listening and reading on your computer or portable device. New to downloadables? Check out beginner's instructions here.

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driving-tests.org  ​The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

​Zinio Check out complete, multi-access digital magazines with no holds, checkout periods, or maximum quantities.

Attention all Zinio users: Please set up new account in order to log into new, enlarged  Zinio selection!

​Indieflix This streaming movie service provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. With thousands of films to choose from across more than 50 countries, IndieFlix offers a viewing experience you can't get anywhere else.
GrantFinder This database from Efficent.gov is your gateway to grants and foundation funding for municipalities and nonprofit entities. New for 2016: expanded content and searching capablities! Tips on using GrantFinder.


Enki  A new eBook platform created by librarians, is the place for discovery, helping you find new gems, classic novels and eye-opening nonfiction. It’s your only source for bestsellers before they catch fire, and it’s where you can learn something new from renowned authors. Indulge your curiosity!


Explora MasterFILE Premiere ​
web_white_-square-no-words_normal.png DPLA: Digital Public Library of America​:  The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
Powerspeak is an online interactive language course. Learn or improve your skills in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and ESL for Spanish speakers.
Chilton has long been the "go to" manual for car owners. Thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles from the past 30 years are available, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Easy to print wiring diagrams! Have your library card ready.
Gale Virtual Reference Library: Homework Help! Search valid sources including Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, American Decades, Countries and Their Cultures, Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations and the States. Have your library card ready.

DK Travel Books from Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Over 90 travel books are available to view, search and print.  Have your library card ready.



 AtomicTraining  Atomic Training is an online technology training tool helping businesses, organizations and individuals reduce training costs and increase productivity. As easy as it is to use, you may still have some questions about specific functions within the system. This tutorial series will help answer those questions. Click here for tutorial.

JobScout is an online learning platform that will teach you the basic Internet skills you need to find a job.
LearningExpress Library will help you succeed with practice tests for the GED, SAT, GMAT, and more; tutorials for popular software programs like Adobe, Powerpoint, Publisher and Mac OS are here to hone skills. Looking to land a job? Job searches, workplace skills and career outlook by category and region are easily accessible. Recursos para Hispanohablantes.
Job & Career Accelerator is the most comprehensive and easy-to-use job search application on the market, integrating everything a patron needs to conduct a successful job search. Interactive wizards guide patrons by recommending occupations and fetching up-to-the-minute job postings based on each user's career preferences. Users have access to effective tools to getting hired such as resume and cover letter builders, an interview course, and other expert tips.
Search the world's largest online resource for family history documents and family trees at Ancestry.com. Due to licensing, this program can only be used on-site. Please ask for assistance from library personnel.
Heritage QuestSearch the complete US Federal Census records from 1790-1940 with images and every-name indexes for all decades, over 40,000 books and city directories, family and local histories, the PERSI genealogy index, Freedman's Bank records, and Revolutionary War records. HeritageQuest is optimized to run best on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or newer (recommend IE11+).
Have your library card ready.




Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL) BTBL has braille and audio book titles similar to what you would find at your public library and also offers magazines, movies, newspapers and more! Services are free to all eligible readers. Books (and the equipment needed to use the library's audio books) are mailed postage-free to and from library patrons. There are no fines or fees for overdue or lost materials. Eligible readers include Northern California residents who cannot read standard print material in the usual manner due to visual, physical, or organic dysfunction.
There are thousands of eBooks available for download through Project Gutenberg.  Over 38,000 books are available at no cost in ePub and Kindle formats.  These books are available for free as their copyright has expired.
The Grass Valley Daily Union newspaper (which eventually became The Union newspaper) for the years 1865-1885 is available online. Now you can get a sense of life in Nevada County in the mid to late 1800s.  
Tumblebooks​ offers storybooks, read-alongs, puzzles, games and Tumble TV for the younger set. It includes compatible picture books
 for your iPad!