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Did you know that you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music using your library card?  It's free!

Learn more by viewing one of our online tutorials.


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  • Coding Basics: Scratch 101 (Coding for Tweens)
    Sun, Aug. 14 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Felton
    Room: Felton Community Room

    Are you looking to learn how to code? 

    Now is your chance to learn to code with Scratch! Scratch is a free online coding program. This fun and interactive course will show you the basics of coding, with the end purpose of creating a simple platformer game! 

    Course Instructor: Amir Vered (ACT Member and SCPL Volunteer)

    The course is totally free! Age Range (8yrs to 12yrs).

    Registration is required to attend the whole course. Space is limited to 10 participants. THE CLASS IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. Please email Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl for more info, or questions. 

    We will meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, from 11am to 12pm at the Felton Library Community Room. Due to this program being before open hours, please enter through the Patio entrance at the far end of the parking lot (near the EV Charging Stations).

    For any questions, please email Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org

     

  • In-Person Tech Help @ Downtown
    Sun, Aug. 14 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    Are you stuck with a technology question?

    Our tech savvy staff at the Downtown Library would like to help you troubleshoot your issue with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. Fixing broken hardware or software is not within our scope. Possible topics may include: creating an email account, creating documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

    Make an appointment: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/downtown

    Advance appointments are prioritized. Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation. Walk-ins are welcome, when openings are available.

    Visit the library's Digital Learning webpage for more opportunites: https://www.santacruzpl.org/digitallearning

    We look forward to helping you!

  • Animate Your Life Story @ Capitola
    Sun, Aug. 14 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola
    Room: Ow Family Community Room

    Create a story from your life and then animate it!  A published author who has also written and staged musical theater productions will teach you how to create your own story—including scene, setting, dialog, and narration. After completing your story, you will create an animation to be broadcast on local TV. 

    6 week series.  August 14, 21, & 28; September 11,18, & 25 

    Note: No class Labor Day weekend.  Sept 11th class will be in the Capitola multiuse room. October 2nd class is optional.

    For adults, 18+  Class size is limited to 6.  Registration required.

    Program sponsored by Community Television of Santa Cruz and the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

    Register Now!
  • In-Person Tech Help @ Capitola
    Tue, Aug. 16 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola
    Room: Brad Mcdonald Conference Room

    Are you stuck with a technology question?

    Our tech savvy staff at the Capitola Library would like to help you troubleshoot your issue with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. Fixing broken hardware or software is not within our scope. Possible topics may include: creating an email account, creating documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring any devices you use and have your necessary passwords and library card with you.

    Make an appointment: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/capitola

    Advance appointments are prioritized. Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation. Walk-ins are welcome, when openings are available.

    Visit the library's Digital Learning webpage for more opportunites: https://www.santacruzpl.org/digitallearning

    We look forward to helping you!

  • In-person Tech Help (Felton)
    Tue, Aug. 16 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Felton

    Are you stuck with a technology question?

    Our tech savvy staff at the Felton Library would like to help you troubleshoot your issue with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. Fixing broken hardware or software is not within our scope. Possible topics may include: creating an email account, creating documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

    Make an appointment: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/felton

    Advance appointments are prioritized. Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation. Walk-ins are welcome, when openings are available.

    Visit the library's Digital Learning webpage for more opportunites: https://www.santacruzpl.org/digitallearning

    We look forward to helping you!

  • Coding Basics: Scratch 101 (Coding for Tweens)
    Sun, Aug. 21 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Felton
    Room: Felton Community Room

    Are you looking to learn how to code? 

    Now is your chance to learn to code with Scratch! Scratch is a free online coding program. This fun and interactive course will show you the basics of coding, with the end purpose of creating a simple platformer game! 

    Course Instructor: Amir Vered (ACT Member and SCPL Volunteer)

    The course is totally free! Age Range (8yrs to 12yrs).

    Registration is required to attend the whole course. Space is limited to 10 participants. THE CLASS IS CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY. Please email Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl for more info, or questions. 

    We will meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, from 11am to 12pm at the Felton Library Community Room. Due to this program being before open hours, please enter through the Patio entrance at the far end of the parking lot (near the EV Charging Stations).

    For any questions, please email Iván Llamas at llamasi@santacruzpl.org

     

  • In-Person Tech Help @ Downtown
    Sun, Aug. 21 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    Are you stuck with a technology question?

    Our tech savvy staff at the Downtown Library would like to help you troubleshoot your issue with a 30 minute (or less) appointment. Fixing broken hardware or software is not within our scope. Possible topics may include: creating an email account, creating documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and more. Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

    Make an appointment: https://santacruzpl.libcal.com/appointments/downtown

    Advance appointments are prioritized. Visit the library's information desk or call telephone information (831-427-7713) for help making an appointment. Arriving later than 5 minutes after scheduled time may result in appointment cancellation. Walk-ins are welcome, when openings are available.

    Visit the library's Digital Learning webpage for more opportunites: https://www.santacruzpl.org/digitallearning

    We look forward to helping you!

  • Animate Your Life Story @ Capitola
    Sun, Aug. 21 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Capitola
    Room: Ow Family Community Room

    Create a story from your life and then animate it!  A published author who has also written and staged musical theater productions will teach you how to create your own story—including scene, setting, dialog, and narration. After completing your story, you will create an animation to be broadcast on local TV. 

    6 week series.  August 14, 21, & 28; September 11,18, & 25 

    Note: No class Labor Day weekend.  Sept 11th class will be in the Capitola multiuse room. October 2nd class is optional.

    For adults, 18+  Class size is limited to 6.  Registration required.

    Program sponsored by Community Television of Santa Cruz and the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries.

    Register Now!

eBooks

OverDrive/Libby

Libby

The OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library collection has ebooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for beginning readers, kids, teens, and adults.

OverDrive titles are compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindles.

The app for OverDrive is Libby.

In addition to the many adult titles, there are dedicated reading rooms for kids and teens.

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hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 titles per user per month.

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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library LogoTumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks--animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Also included are games and puzzles. TumbleBooks are created in flash animation. You will need the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound.

Go to TumbleBook Library View Tutorial

eAudiobooks

OverDrive/Libby

Libby

The OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library collection has ebooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for beginning readers, kids, teens, and adults.

OverDrive titles are compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindles.

The app for OverDrive is Libby.

In addition to the many adult titles, there are dedicated reading rooms for kids and teens.

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hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 titles per user per month.

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Movies/TV

hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 titles per user per month.

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Kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy Streaming Video. Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. Users can view 8 films per month with their account. Mobile apps and a Roku channel are available.

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Music

hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 titles per user per month.

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SoundSwell

SoundSwell LogoSanta Cruz Public Libraries Local Music Collection is a growing archive of locally produced albums available FREE for our community. Through this partnership with Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios we are dedicated to supporting local musicians and building our collection with the richness and talent that makes our community so unique. Explore the online archive, discover new musicians, stream and download, borrow and renew.

Go to SoundSwell

eMagazines & News

OverDrive/Libby

Libby

The OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library collection has ebooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for beginning readers, kids, teens, and adults.

OverDrive titles are compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindles.

The app for OverDrive is Libby.

In addition to the many adult titles, there are dedicated reading rooms for kids and teens.

Go to OverDrive/Libby View Tutorial
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New York Times

The New York TimesEnjoy full access to the New York Times online from any Library Branch.  You must first register for an account or log in with an existing account.

For remote access, use this link and follow these instructions.

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SCPL Mobile App

Download Our Mobile App

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' new mobile app makes it easy to search the library catalog from anywhere. The app also offers account management, integrated access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, journal articles, and more. Special features include mobile checkout and UPC code lookup to quickly see if the library has a title.

Our mobile app is free. Look for "Santa Cruz Public Libraries" in the app stores or click the "Get the App" button.

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SCPL YouTube Channel

Watch SCPL on YouTube

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' YouTube channel features a wide variety of streaming content: 

  • Virtual programming for kids and adults (including some bilingual programs)
  • Helpful tutorials
  • Recordings of Library Joint Powers Board meetings
  • Oral history interviews
  • And more!
Go to Watch SCPL on YouTube