Online Resources

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Career Center provides job seekers with access to job sites, resume writing resources, and interviewing tips. 

Note: COVID-19 resources have been added to assist individuals seeking health information and for individuals experiencing unemployment. Resources for nonprofits and small businesses have been added as well.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. JobNow & VetNow services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators.

Coursera is a California-based Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to help individuals build the skills they need for in-demand jobs. It provides learners with access to more than 5,000 courses and certifications. 

GetSetUP Learning center is a social learning platform for individuals 50+, taught by peers. The classes are live and consist of digital learning, physical health, mental health, social health, and vocational health. Patrons will receive a pass or code to be able to access all the classes they would like to participate in for a month at a time.

LinkedIn Learning Focuses on the skills needed to land jobs that are currently in-demand (based on workforce and labor market data, the future of work predictions, and current trends.) It provides professional certificates that can be added to a LinkedIn profile.
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  1. eBooks, eaudiobooks, Newspapers and magazines
  2. health resources
  3. research

Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and magazines from OverDrive. Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets. To access the Library's eBook and eAudio collection from a desktop, visit the Southern California Digital Library

LibriVox provides free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from all over the world.

New York Times Digital provides direct access to from 1851 to the present while you are at the Library. You must create an account for access. Click Create Account to create an account with your personal email address, or Sign In if you already have created an account.

Home Access To activate your subscription, you’ll need to log in or register first.

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PressReader provides access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines. Includes publications from over 120 countries in more than 60 different languages.

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

TumbleBooksLibrary is an online collection of eBooks for children that you can access from home with your library card.