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America's News (NewsBank) Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S, including current and archived issues of the Santa Cruz Sentinel, the San Jose Mercury News, and the San Francisco Chronicle with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
City of Santa Cruz Municipal Code Arranged by titles and keyword searchable.
Community Assessment Project (CAP) In-depth annual survey focusing on quality of life in Santa Cruz County.
Community Information Database SCPL's comprehensive database of human service resources, nonprofit, and community organizations serving Santa Cruz County.
County of Santa Cruz County Code Arranged by titles and keyword searchable.
County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Environmental health, public health, medical care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and mental health programs for county residents.
DataShare Santa Cruz County DataShare Santa Cruz County is an interactive data platform with local, state, and national data that allows you to explore and understand information about our community.
Discover & Go Instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos, theaters and other fun local cultural venues with your library card.
Elected Representatives for Santa Cruz County From the County Elections Office
Endangered Species of Santa Cruz County Created and maintained by SCPL Librarians.
Historic Topographic Maps of California - Monterey Bay Region From the Earth Sciences and Map Library, UCB. Shows digital quadrangles for selected years. Searchable by name of quadrangle and by place.
Local Ballot Measures Full text and results compiled by SCPL.
Local History Articles
Local History Photo Collection More than 1,500 images dating from the 1860's to the 1990's.
Local History Resource Guide A list of many resources available to those who are researching Santa Cruz County's history. Maintained by SCPL librarians. World Collection Provides online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers dating from the early 1700s to the early 2000s, with full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries. Includes Santa Cruz papers.
Researching Your House's History A brief guide to researching property in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz City Business License Database Businesses licensed within the City of Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz Communiy Health Centers Santa Cruz Community Health Centers is a leading nonprofit provider of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive health services in English and Spanish.
Santa Cruz County Birds & Wildlife This inspiring collection of Santa Cruz County Bird and Wildlife Photography is available to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries thanks to a generous donation by Tony Britton Photography. Students may use the photos for educational purposes for free, as long as the photos are attributed to the copyright holder. Use of these photos for commercial or other purposes are decided by the copyright holder. All inquiries for use of photographs should be directed to
Santa Cruz County Genealogical Society Information about resources and events; research assistance.
Santa Cruz County Statistics Links to a full range of demographic, economic, health, and other statistics for Santa Cruz County. Created and maintained by SCPL Librarians.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Collection (NewsBank) Explore Santa Cruz history through local news, events and people with the Santa Cruz Sentinel Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages (2019-Current), full-text articles (1999-Current) and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.
Santa Cruz Small Business Development Center (SBDC) A treasure trove of resources for small businesses. Get one-on-one help, training and workshops, funding assistance, and more. Their lists of resources are comprehensive, and their services are completely free. Local job listings.
SoundSwell Santa Cruz Public Libraries local Music Collection allows library cardholders to download and keep music from the collection of performers with current contracts. All music can be streamed free.
Starting a Business in Santa Cruz County Complete guide to starting a business in Santa Cruz, with links and contact information.
Water Smart Gardening in Santa Cruz County Sustainable local gardening tips.
Watsonville Historical Newspaper Archive Watsonville newspapers from 1864-2012 including the Pajaronian, Evening Pajaronian, Watsonville Morning Sun, and The Watsonville Register Pajaronian available via the DigitalReel Platform which allows date and keyword searching.