Internet Resources

Here you will find magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, websites, databases, links to local resources, and more.

The databases are for the most part subscription resources purchased by the library. They may be accessed from within the library without a library card. Most databases can be accessed from home and most require a Santa Cruz library card and a PIN.

The websites have been selected by librarians at SCPL, and are recommended based on their quality, accuracy, and usability.

These resources are arranged by subject category, but you may also search for a specific topic using the Search Box.

If you have questions, or would like help using these resources, Ask a Librarian!

Did You Know?

Heath Painting at the Downtown Branch Library

The "City of Santa Cruz" painting hangs on the stairway landing near the second floor entrance to the Young People's room at the Downtown Branch.

The Santa Cruz Daily Surf reported, "the picture of the City of Santa Cruz, painted by F. L. Heath for exhibition at the ... [More]

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