Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question about library accounts or services? Use the links to the left to browse answers to many frequently asked questions.

If you don't find what you are looking for here, you can contact us by phone, through our email reference service (Ask Us!), or by coming into any of our branch libraries.

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How do I find articles and magazines?

Electronic magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, websites, databases, links to local resources, and more may be accessed from within the library without a library card. These resources can be found under the Internet Resources tab on our home page. Subscription databases can also be accessed from home, but most require a Santa Cruz library card and a PIN.

The library also subscribes to many print magazines. You may search for magazine titles in the library Catalog to find out which branch has the title you are looking for.

If you need additional help finding articles and magazines, you may call Telephone Reference at 427-7713 Monday through Thursday 10AM - 7PM, Saturday 10AM - 5PM, and Sunday 1PM - 5PM. For complete information about getting reference help, see our Reference Services Flyer.

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Enjoy a Preschool Storytime

Early literacy activities and fun for everyone from 3-6 years old is just a part of the activities at a Preschool Storytime.

See our Calendar, Online Catalog or Branch pages for more details and contact information.