Electronic Resources

Alexander Street Main Platform
Alexander Street Enhanced Video Platform
Access a diverse collection of over 4,000 theatre, music and dance performance videos and over 3,000 world music albums, covering hundreds of genres and a wide range of content types, from instruction to performance. Leading content providers include the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Qwest TV, Smithsonian, L.A. Theatre Works, Broadway On-Demand, and many more.

The American Archive of Public Broadcasting - Seventy years of historic public radio and television programs. 

Archive of Redondo Beach History
Postcards, pamphlets, maps and photographs about the history of Redondo Beach. The collection also includes all of the Redondo Union High School yearbooks.

Archives of Sexuality and Gender - LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940.

Archives Unbound - Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college level.

Automobile Fuel Economy Site The Department of Energy (DOE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have prepared this site to help you save money and protect the environment by using less fuel for your automobile. The site features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side by side vehicle comparisons and offers fuel saving tips. The DOE/EPA also offers a fuel economy guide, updated every year. 2024 Guide 

Brainfuse HelpNow- Real-Time homework assistance available 24/7. Select Redondo Beach Public Library from the drop down menu for full access.

Britannica School Library - Provides students and parents with an online library of books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos and more, all age appropriate and aligned with the school curriculum.    

Britannica Escolar - An informational resource in Spanish for primary and secondary education that is safe, up-to-date, and appropriate for every educational level.
     Use your Library Card Number and PIN number in place of School Access ID and School Pass Code. 

California Revealed - Over 150 years of California's unique stories from collections across the state, provided online by the California State Library.

Driving Tests and Manuals - For cars, motorcycles and commercial drivers are now available here. This new site also includes the answers to over 100 commonly asked DMV related questions.

 Learning Express - Features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages with job search and workplace skills improvement; skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science; career certification and licensure exam prep; college and grad school entrance test prep; GED® test prep, and more. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

Medline Plus - A free website featuring consumer-focused medical information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. 

The New York Times - Get free, unlimited access to the New York Times. Click here, then click Redeem for digital access. You will be prompted to create or login to your New York Times account. Redeem a new code for access every 24 hours.

Newspaper Navigator - Library of Congress tool that facilitates searches for historic newspaper photos.

Newsbank Newspapers
Daily Breeze (1984-Current)
Text Edition: 1984-current AND Image Edition: 2020-current (New) 
Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. 

Newsbank - News Magazines
Includes Newsweek (Full text from 1991 to the present) and Newsweek Global

Newspapers (Local Weeklies: Non-Subscription Web Resources)

California Digital Newspaper Collection - Contains over 1,500,000 pages of significant historical California newspapers published from 1846-present.

The Easy Reader [Hermosa Beach] 
The Beach Reporter [Manhattan Beach] 
The Redondo Reflex (1906-1970), The Redondo Compass (1892) and selected City Directories.
The Hollywood Riviera Tribune 1948-1967 (76 issues)

Northstar - Online, self-guided modules that enable users to assess their ability to perform tasks on computers and online. This resource is supported in whole or in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library.

NoveList Access from home OR at the Library.
Search over 100,000 fiction titles by author, title, subject, similar reads, genre, or lists.
The database contains descriptive and evaluative reviews.

NoveList for K-8 Access from home OR at the Library.
Search by author, title, series name, or find a book by topic or through plot description.

PressReader - Access more than 7,000 top publications from around the globe.  Click on the “log in button" in the upper right, choose “Library or Group,” select Redondo Beach Public Library, and enter your card number and pin.  You can also download the app .

ProQuest Databases - Containing scholarly journals, books, videos & audio, dissertations and theses, newspapers and more.

CultureGrams - Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12)
  eLibrary- General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with
  editorial guidance for novice researchers.   (Grades 6+)
  ProQuest Research Companion - Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop
  critical thinking. (Grades 8+)
  School & Educators Complete - eBook subscription database (over 12,000 titles) to
  support multiple subject areas (English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies,
  Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology). (Grades 9+)
  SIRS Discoverer - Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and
  middle school students and educators. (Grades 3-9)
  SIRS Issues Researcher - Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex
  issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators. (Grades 6+)

ProQuest Newspapers
Chicago Tribune (1985-current) 
Los Angeles Times (1985-Current)
Los Angeles Times (Historical, 1881-1992)
New York Times (1980-Current)
New York Times Book Review (1997-Current)
New York Times Magazine (1997-Current)
Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
Washington Post (1987- Current)

Rosetta Stone Plus-- As of July 1st, the library will no longer offer Rosetta Stone.  We will be switching to a new language learning resource, Mango Languages, coming soon. 

Teaching Books - An online database of thousands of multimedia resources that can be used to explore children’s and young adult books and their authors. It helps books come to life!

Book Connections - Bring reading to life. Enjoy over 200,000 resources about children’s and young adult books.

Book & Author Resources - Browse over 200,000 books and resources about children and young adult books.

Engage with Diverse Books - A diverse books toolkit that helps analyze collections, identify and bring to life diverse texts, and encourage reflection on cultural representation.

Children’s Books & Author Resources - Children’s book collection that you can filter by title, grade level, genre, cultural area and more.

Teen Books & Author Resources - Teen book collection that you can filter by title, grade level, genre, cultural area and more.

Children, Teen, & Family Homekit - Book & Reading Engagement Kit to meet authors and illustrators, watch book trailers, support assignments about books and author studies, and more.

Book Connections in Spanish - Bring reading to life. Enjoy over 200,000 resources about children’s and young adult books in Spanish.