HOW MAY I ACCESS
WHY USE PUBLIC
will be times when the online library you usually use is not available
due to maintenance, power outages or nearby construction. You will want
to immediately go to other backup online libraries to do your research.
The libraries listed below generally offer online, full-text magazine indexes,
online reference tools, book catalogs, Internet links to other libraries
and web sites.
may access the online public libraries listed here by clicking on the boxes
below. Warning: A valid library card from each of these libraries will
be needed. As a California citizen, please know that you are eligible
to receive a free library card from any California public
library. The hurtle you must jump here is that you will have to physically
visit any each library to get your card.
HOW DID WE
SELECT THESE PUBLIC LIBRARIES?
and scope of services were rated at online public libraries located within
the Bay Area. Websites were rated for access, appeal, how appropriate for
community college students, and for accuracy. Twelve criterion were used
to rate online public library services. Click
here to see the rating chart used.
HOW YOU CAN
FIND THE ONLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY
The University of California, Berkeley
maintains a directory of U.S. online public libraries.
here to see the list of online libraries in the far West .
following ONLINE public libraries are located in the greater San Francisco
Bay Area. The libraries with the largest number of online databases and
services are listed in bold:
AREA'S BEST ONLINE PUBLIC LIBRARIES FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH