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E-book Resources

Let’s Keep Reading!

ebooks now available at no cost from the following companies:



  • Capstone Interactive eBooks:
  • PebbleGo (English & Spanish):

    • Visit and click "Sign In"
    • Username: engaged
    • Password: learning
  • PebbleGo Next:

  • Follett eLearning:
    • In the Location box, it says “Any Location.” Do not change
    • In the School box, enter “Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL” and click
    • To log in, click on the “Log In” button at the top right of the screen.

      Username: guest

      Password: follett



Junior Library Guild: Visit


Username: JLGELM
Password: JLGFREE




Tumble Book Library (Grades K - 6): Visit

Username: ssusd

Password: test



World Book Online ebooks: Visit
Username: sierra

Password: sands Visit Audible Stories: Free Audiobooks for Kids


Kern County Library card required:
eBooks: visit
databases: visit

Need an eLibrary card for access now? Have a card but can’t find it?

  • Only available to Kern County residents
  • Attach a photo of California Drivers License/ID, Kern County school ID, or military ID. For minors, attach parent’s CA DL/ID or military ID.
  • If a card already exists, a new account will not be created, but a temporary number will be issued for use.
Internet Archive
 is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Internet Archive Logo

Research and Databases
These content resources, sometimes referred to as "library databases," provide teachers, school librarians and students with a massive amount of digital information: magazines, books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos and more — all aligned with the standards that California has created for its schools.



Worldbook Online:

Username: sierra

Password: sands

Introductory Video: World Book Student Overview



 Encyclopaedia Britannica logo

Encyclopaedia Britannica is the classic reference compendium of summary informational articles on a wide range of subjects. The online offerings are crafted by research experts and updated continuously — more than 1,000 new articles per month.

Britannica School is the go-to site for K-12 research. Britannica School offers an automated translation tool for over 50 languages, as well as quick dictionary definitions and audio pronunciation.

Britannica Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource, made for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish. Escolar articles are original works, not translations.

Encyclopaedia Britannica:

Access ID: sierrasands

Passcode: ssusd

Introductory video: Britannica School Guide for Students



 ProQuest logo

ProQuest is used by researchers and librarians around the world. ProQuest has a growing content collection that encompasses 90,000 authoritative sources, six billion digital pages and spans six centuries. Students have access to various ProQuest collections through this project.


Username: ssusd

Password: Sierrasands#1

Summary of ProQuest offerings: Students - California K-12 - LibGuides at ProQuest


TeachingBooks logo features a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Databases include:

  • Book Guides & Lesson Plans

    Diverse Books

    Meet-the-Author Videos and Book Readings

    Resources for Award-Winning Books

Username: ssusd

Password: teachingbooksK12

Introductory video: 5-Minute Overview

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