Did You Know?

Highway 17 Summit Elevation

The summit of the stretch of Highway 17 that passes through the Santa Cruz Mountains is called Patchen Pass. The elevation of Patchen Pass is 1,808 feet.


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Subject Guides


What are subject guides?

SCPL Subject Guides

Subject Guides are a great resource for anybody interested in researching (or simply learning more about) a particular topic. They lead you through the research process by providing step-by-step instructions and by pointing you to a wide variety of sources that you might not find on your own. These might include books, websites, online databases, local documents, phone numbers, and more &mdash all gathered in one convenient location.

Who creates the subject guides?

All of the subject guides found here were created — and are maintained — by reference librarians at the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

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