The library subscribes to services and databases that are not available free on the Internet. With a valid Mariposa County Library card, you may use almost all of the following resources from your home, office, or mobile device.
ValleyCat – Search the online catalog for listings of all materials available in all the libraries of the San Joaquin Valley Library System.
eBooks – 3M Cloud Library. Read eBooks on mobile devices with 3M Cloud app, or transfer to most eReaders, except Kindle, with a PC. Log in with a Mariposa County Library card; 14-day loan period; maximum 3 eBooks checked out at any time; maximum 5 holds.
Ancestry: Library Edition – Accessible only inside the library – Online source for genealogical and historical research. This database of records from the US Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more, is accessible in all libraries.
Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals – Access to exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use website.
Learning Express Library: Online Test and Course Resources – A completely interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass.
NewsBank – Access full-text articles from nationwide newspapers and magazines. NewsBank's America's Newspapers features electronic editions of record for local, regional, and national US newspapers – all in one easy-to-search database. NewsBank's America's News Magazines features coverage of US and international news, business, lifestyle, entertainment, sports, and science and technology from familiar magazines.
ReferenceUSA – Database of public, private, small, medium, and large companies providing information for millions of US and Canadian businesses. It's updated monthly, and is searchable by state, city, zip code, SIC code, and yellow page headings. Also contains millions of US and Canadian residential listings.
San Joaquin Valley & Sierra Foothills Photo Heritage – Historical photograph collection of nearly 3000 digital images created by the San Joaquin Valley Digitization Project.
Reference in the Library:
Reference Questions and Interlibrary Loan services are available to library users for difficult-to-find information and materials.
Reference collections contain books and other materials that cannot be checked out, but are available for use in the library and for photocopying. The main library's general reference collection includes current health and medical reference books, automotive repair manuals, up-to-date encyclopedias, state and federal tax publications, California and regional US telephone books, Blue Books, regional government agency publications, and more. Library staff can assist in finding information in the library's reference collection, and library users may wish to submit a reference question.
California Collection & Local
Microfilm & Microfiche