Library

Digital

Citizenship

ProCitizen

To access ProCitizen, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 

Are you preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test? What about someone you know? Check out ProCitizen! ProCitizen is the perfect online resource to study for the test and prepare to become a U.S. citizen. 

Downloadable Ebooks & AudioBooks

Bibliotheca

Read hundreds of magazines for free with your library card through cloudLibrary. Download "cloudLibrary NewsStand" on your app store to access magazines today!

elibrary

To access elibrary, please click here
 *Library card required.

 A vast collection of multidisciplinary database that hosts periodical and digital media content. This content has been designed for students and educators at high schools, community colleges, and four-year universities. Editorially created pages provide valuable context for both common and unusual research topics. This general reference tool is user-friendly that provides support for a vast range of users. This database has one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content. 

enki Ebooks

To access enki books, Please Click here.

Explore the world of lesser known titles and indie books for free with enki by Biblioboard.

This database is free to all California Residents. An Upland Library Card is not required to access.

OverDrive/Libby

Please click here to visit our Southern California Digital Library website.
 *Library card required.
 
To access OverDrive eBooks, digital audiobooks and Digital Magazines from the Southern California Digital Library, you will need:
  • A valid library card - A temporary e-card will allow access to our digital resources or a physical card can be obtained at the circulation desk.
  • 4 digit pin number - The default PIN is the cardholder's last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Download the Overdrive's Libby app to get started!

The Palace Project

Want to access Libby, enki Books, and more in one simple app? Download The Palace Project on the Apple App store or Google Play Store today! Search "The Palace Project" to download. To access it, type in your library card number and your pin, the last four digits of the cardholder's phone number. 

Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

To access Ancestry Library Edition, please click here.
*Library card required.

 

Ancestry Library Edition is a new genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides patrons instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day.

Newspapers by Ancestry

Ancestry offers newspapers from 1690-2021! Find marriage announcements, local sports news, and more through their catalog. To access the newspapers, click here.

 Fold3 by Ancestry

Fold3 offers historical military records from wars such as the Korean War, Spanish-American war, War of 1812 and more. Search through over 500 million records to find what you're looking for. To access Fold3, click here.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest has everything to start your journey on discovering your family's history. Search through USA and Canada's census dating back as far as 1790 or flip through local history books from over 28,000 family and local histories. To access HeritageQuest Online, click here.

 

Job Assistance

Brainfuse Job Now

To access Brainfuse Job Now, please click here.

 *Library Card is required

 

Brainfuse Job Now offers professional assistance to help patrons on their job search. This includes individual coaching for interviews  and help with creating a resume. Receive job interview assistance through live online practice and use the Resume Lab to receive personalized resume assistance from experts. 

Brainfuse has a range of resume templates and tools to use to help patrons create or improve their resumes. Use the Career Resources to begin your job search.

Brainfuse Vet Now

To access Brainfuse Job Now, please click here.
 *Library Card is required

 

Brainfuse Vet Now offers live assistance with VA experts regarding VA eligibility or community resources for veterans. Members can use tools for local and national information regarding healthcare, job placement and education. 

Language Learning

Pronunciator

To access Pronunciator, please click here. En Espanol: click here.
 *Library card required.

 Pronunciator is a database for learning new languages. 80 language courses total are available, each taught in 50 different languages. Plus, we have ESL for speakers of 51 non-English languages!

Each language course has on average 9,600 instructional phrases, and ~4 years of activities. Many languages also have live teachers!

Local History

Archives Unbound

The Upland Library is proud to offer Archives Unbound! The unique historical collections include primary source materials covering a vast array of subject areas. Explore topics such as Regional and Local History, American History, Women's Studies, or Cinema Studies. With more than 280 archives and over 14 million pages, these free resources are excellent for research.

These historical documents can be printed, emailed, and citations can be created for student research papers.

To access Archives Unbound, click here.

California Revealed Upland Newspaper

California Revealed is a State Library-funded initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and serve online historically significant Californian (e.g., books, documents, newspaper, audiovisual recordings).

The Upland News was founded in 1901 as The North Ontario News. Before incorporation in 1906, Upland was the northern section of the Chaffey Brothers' Model Irrigation Colony of Ontario. This newspaper provided residents with the local news and events of their community. The Upland News provides a historical look at the changes of a California citrus community during the 20th century and includes primary source information about local water, water rights, and water privileges. Source material provided by the California Newspaper Microfilm Archive in conjunction with the Upland Public Library.

Click here to see California Revealed Upland Newspaper.​

California Revealed Collection

California Revealed is a State Library-funded initiative to help California’s public libraries, in partnership with other local heritage groups, digitize, preserve, and serve online historically significant Californian (e.g., books, documents, audiovisual recordings). Participating organizations identify and select from their collections, create discovery metadata for the selected materials, and send materials to the California Revealed Project team located at the State Library in Sacramento . To date, more than 200 California libraries, archives, and museums are participating in the project.

Click here to see Upland Public Library's digital archive.

CLIR Water Project

A 3 year project in collaboration with The Claremont Colleges Library, A.K. Smiley Public Library, Upland Public Library, The Ontario City Library, CSU Northridge Oviatt Library, CSU San Bernardino Water Resources Institute, and the National Archives and Records Administration at Riverside to digitize materials related to the history of water, specifically in Southern California, and its impact on development. The project is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the project is being managed by The Claremont Colleges Library. The collection contains documents, maps, correspondence, photographs, and other materials from all seven contributing institutions.

To access the current collection, please click here.

History Pin

A collection of portraits and photos of Upland, California beginning in the late 1800's. The images document the early days of the citrus industry, residential, commercial and public buildings and community events such as parades and athletic events, street scenes, and early fire department social activities.

Click here to access History Pin. 

Movie & Shows

Kanopy

To access Kanopy, please click here and sign up for an account with your Library card.
 *Library card required.

 

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides streaming services to films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere and a wide array of foreign language films.

Offering what the New York Times calls a garden of cinematic delights, Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

 

Newspapers

CloudLibrary NewsStand

Want to read magazines and newspapers for free? Download the Cloudlibrary NewsStand app on your app store today! Login with your library card number and pin. 

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

To access Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, please Click here.
 *Library card required.

Explore South San Bernardino County history through local news, events and people with Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Newsbank

To access Newsbank, please click here.

*Library card required.

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 Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

The New York Times

*Library Card Required.

 

Access the New York Times online for free with the Upland Public Library! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, as well as articles on business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and real estate.

STEP 1: To enjoy complementary access to The NY Times, click here.

STEP 2: Click REDEEM (The code should already be applied)

STEP 3: Create an account, or log into an existing account

 

Online Courses

ABCmouse

The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8 ) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational and 100% fun, with more than 10,000 learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas: reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music—including more than 2,000 STEM learning activities and over 1,200 learning activities in Spanish. Best of all, kids just love it! 

To access ABCmouse at home, click here.

Coursera

Coursera provides more than 5,000 courses and certifications led by top businesses, universities, and organizations. To access Coursera, click here.

LearningExpress

Prepare for college, interviews, and more with LearningExpress. To access LearningExpress, click here.

LinkedIn Learning

To access LinkedIn Learning, click here.

Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card. Your pin will be the last four digits of the phone number you signed up with. 

If accessing LinkedIn Learning via the app, the Library ID will be: uplandlibrary

Skillshare 

Looking to pick up a new skill or hobby? Skillshare offers tutorials for many hobbies or skills, ranging from photography to crafting personal essays. To access Skillshare, click here. Free for a twelve month subscription. 

ProQuest Databases

CultureGrams 

To access CultureGrams, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 CultureGrams is a reference tool that delves into different information for more than 200 countries. CultureGrams has up-to-date reports regarding the daily life  and culture of the today's society. This reference tool provides different  information relating to the cultures history and customs. 

ProQuest Academic                                                                             

To access ProQuest Academic, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 This database houses 6 databases that contains scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations & thesis and newspapers. The scholarly journals have a collection from 1986 to current that may include full-text. Articles can be printed on-site or emailed to home, office or school. 

ProQuest Research Companion

To access ProQuest Research Companion , please  click here

Research Companion is a database that provides a step by step guide about the research process and enables users to develop information literacy skills. Provides a framework and foundation for critical thinking skills.

Login information is below:

Username:  uplandpl

Password:  Libr@ry1

Research & Education

 Archives Unbound

To access Archives Unbound, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 The Upland Library is proud to offer Archives Unbound! The unique historical collections include primary source materials covering a vast array of subject areas. Explore topics such as Regional and Local History, American History, Women's Studies, or Cinema Studies. With more than 280 archives and over 14 million pages, these free resources are excellent for research.

These historical documents can be printed, emailed, and citations can be created for student research papers

Brainfuse HelpNow Online Tutoring

To access Brainfuse HelpNow Online Tutoring, please click here.

Use Brainfuse HelpNow for free access to online tutoring, homework help, practice tests, writing reviews, study tools, and more! Connect with a live tutor from any device with an internet connection. 

 Britannica School and Escolar

To access Britannica School, please click here. To access Escolar (En Espanol): click here.
 *Library card required.

 The Upland Public Library is proud to partner with the California State Library to provide K-12 users Britannica School and Escolar. These resources are great tools for research and homework help!

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High school.

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

SIRS Discoverer

To access SIRS Dicoverer, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 This General database is editorially curated to help younger students complete their assignments. This collection provides  age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators. Grades 4-8 will find help and support for most of the typical assignments that are being assigned. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

To access SIRS Issues Researcher, please click here.
 *Library card required.

 A General reference database that provides editorially curated topics. The pros and cons are weighed for each topic and provides research regarding background and current analysis of over 360 debated social issues.

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