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. All databases can also be accessed from home, but 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?

Whispering Man Statue

'The Whispering Man' statue stood in Santa Cruz Public Library's Downtown Branch lobby for several years from the late 1970's to the mid 1980's. There are no records of when the statue was installed. According to a Good Times article in 1985, at that time the statue had been at ... [More]

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