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Live, on-demand homework help from expert tutors in English, Spanish and Cantonese for K-12, college students and adult learners in math, science, digital literacy, English, social studies and other subjects.
Free online California DMV practice tests, including tests for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Practice tests are currently available in English and Spanish. (Driving-Tests.org)
Adult learners earn an accredited high school diploma and a career certificate in one of eight high-demand career fields. Funding for Career Online High School is provided by CAreer Pathways, a program of the California State Library.
Computer Tutorials and Job Skills
Job seeking computer skills, basics about computers and the Internet, email, social media, surfing the web and search engines.
Wide range of interactive courses led by expert instructors. Also includes cover letter, resume and interviewing resources. See also Linkedin Learning and Udemy Video Courses.
NEW! - GetSetUp
Live online classes for older adults. Choose from hundreds of free classes that are interactive, easy to join and offered day and night. This resource is made available through funding from the California State Library.
Practical information on topics such as job-hunting skills, choosing an occupation, education sources and employment agencies.
Live help from job coaches every day from 1pm to 10pm to guide you through the necessary tasks to get a job.
Language Learning - Mango Languages, Rosetta Stone and more
Language and ESL courses with gradual immersion, using real-life situations and actual conversations to effectively teach a new language
Practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks and information to reach your personal and professional goals. Explore cover letters, resumes and interviewing resources. Funding for LearningExpress Library is provided by CAreer Pathways, a program of the California State Library.
Jobs & Career Accelerator (EBSCO)
Create professional resumes and cover letters; search for jobs; and receive interviews tips and advice. Funding for Jobs & Career Accelerator is provided by CAreer Pathways, a program of the California State Library.
Please note the Library version does not print the user's name on certificates earned from completing courses.
Unlimited access to over 16,000 business, design and tech online courses. To use the mobile app, type sfpl when prompted for the Library ID. See also Gale Online Courses and Udemy Video Courses. Funding for Career Online High School is provided by CAreer Pathways, a program of the California State Library.
Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. Build skills in key areas and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Funding for Northstar Digital Literacy is provided by CAreer Pathways, a program of the California State Library.
O'Reilly for Public Libraries (ProQuest)
Unlimited access to 50,000+ business and technology titles, 30,0000+ hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists and more.
What is O'Reilly for Public Libraries and how do I use it? (video)
Skillport Tech Books and Videos (Skillsoft)
More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000+ IT and Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts.
Videos, projects and quizzes teach design and development of websites and mobile apps, coding languages and basic computing.
Udemy Video Courses (Gale)
Please be advised that this online resource can only be accessed within the state of California.
4,000+ high-quality video courses taught by instructors across 75 categories in the areas of business, technology and design. Upon completion of a course, Udemy will issue the user a Certificate of Completion. See also Linkedin Learning and Gale Online Courses.