Riverside Public Library

Riverside Public Library

Digital Content

Cloud Library

Browse and check out popular titles from the library.

Cloud Library News Stand

Stay entertained and informed with the world’s largest catalogue of digital magazines and newspapers delivered directly to your devices. Instantly access 7,000 titles in more than 60 languages when you download cloudLibrary NewsStand.

An easy-to-use standalone app that offers individual articles, back issues, and an EZ read mode. All you need is your library card!

Download cloudLibrary NewsStand: Apple App Store | Google Play Store


Instantly borrow up to 5 items a month, choose from a selection of digital movies, music, eBooks, and more, 24/7 with your library card. Signing up is free and easy.


Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

The Palace Project

The Palace Project provides access to content from Enki, Bibliotheca Cloud Library, and Palace Marketplace all in one app. This app has over 130,000 titles available for checkout.
1. Download "The Palace Project" from your device's app store:
Download for iPhone/iPad (iOS):

Download for Android:

2. Select Riverside Public Library.
3. Browse and borrow a title, or two, and enter your library card.
4. Find a book and enjoy!


Skillshare is an online learning community where millions come together—from California and across the world—to take the next step in their personal and professional journey. Skill share offers thousands of classes on topics such as freelancing, entrepreneurship, graphic design, productivity, marketing, and more. Enjoy tweleve months of free access through Riverside Public Library


NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications. Using these online resources, researchers in libraries around the world can easily explore tens of millions of current and archived news articles and obituaries in order to pinpoint information from primary sources at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.


Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!


GetSetUp has a catalog of over 500 classes exclusively for older adults. During the week, GetSetUp offers more than 40 live classes every day and 25 on weekends. GetSetUp provides content on the following categories:

  • Physical Health (exercise, healthy cooking)
  • Mental Health (stress, meditation, dementia)
  • Social Health (book club, gardening, pets)
  • Vocational Health (resume writing, interviewing)

Brainfuse HelpNow

Connect with a live tutor, get expert writing assistance, build life skills with online lessons, and more. For all ages!

Brainfuse JobNow

Access job assistance, including nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques.

Enki Library

New always-available collections: Encyclopedias; Recovered Classics; Short Stories and Essays; Library Journal SELF-e Select: a best-of self-published collection!

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

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Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

Gale Interactive: Science

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Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

National Geographic Kids

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Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Best for children aged 6–14.

Federal Depository Lib Guides

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Federal Depository Lib Guides: These resources are vital sources of information about the workings and essential activities of the U.S. Government.


Biblioboard provides access to a collection of eBooks, no library card is required.

Open Library

Free Ebook collection available for check out.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is a collection of online reference titles. Topics include: general reference, history, arts, biography, travel, religion, business, history, medicine and more.

DMV Driving Test

Free CA DMV Practice Test.


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The Press-Enterprise Collection: Search more than 25 years of Riverside history with the Press-Enterprise. Coverage from 1992 through today. Explore current and archived issues of the Press-Enterprise with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles.

New York Times

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For Onsite Connection

1.Connect to Riv-Guest Wi-Fi connection.

2.Register or log in at nytime.com/register.

3.You can enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device during your visit.

For Off-site Connection

1.Visit NYTimes Access.

2.Redeem access code.

3 Register or log in.

4.You can enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device.

Digital Resources


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Explora offers the largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area, it also includes an extensive collection of photos, maps and flags.

Research Databases

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Introducing grade appropriate research databases providing full text articles covering wide-ranging subject areas and topics, including history, art, science, current events and more!

Learning Express Library

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LearningExpress product is comprised of a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and high-stakes test preparation — modeled after official tests. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.


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Pronunciator is a set of webpages, audio and video files, and mobile apps for learning any of 78 languages. Explanations are available in 50 languages.

Britannica School And Escolar

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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 Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

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

Teaching Books

Book Guides & Lesson Plans

Booklists: Build Your Own

Diverse Books

Literature-Based Vocabulary Lists

Meet-the-Author Videos and Book Readings

Resources for Award-Winning Books

Video Book Trailers

Reader's Theater Scripts

Author Name Pronunciations

Library Catalog

Find books, audiobooks, movies, music and more

California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities

California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines, and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library services.

Web guides

Consumer and business guides to useful resources on the Web

Ask a librarian

Ask a librarian by phone.

Riverside Local History Resource Center

Learn more about Riverside's past and view online collections


Low Cost Internet

Connected California

Get low-cost internet and devices, learn basic computer skills and use online resources to improve your life. Find online courses for career development and job applications with our help..

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