Online Resources


The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Online Consumer Health Resource Center provides users with a variety of vetted health resources to assist individuals in their health care journey. 

The 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. 

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940 presents important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.


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.

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow User Guide (PDF)
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow Video Tutorial


Britannica School Edition offers thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos audio clips, primary sources, maps, and research tools for K-12 students.

Britannica School Guide for Students


Britannica Escolar is a Spanish-language resource for native speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish that provides access to thousands of articles, images, videos, maps, and tables.

Britannica Escolar Video en Espanol

Download the Libby app

Libby is the new app to enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.

Need help? Visit the Libby Help site.


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

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MPK Virtual Recreation is a place where you can find helpful tools and educational resources to enjoy at home. The Recreation and Community Services Department is dedicated to helping our community develop and/or maintain their healthy lifestyle and provide resources that focus on the well-being and enjoyment of life.

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Direct access to from 1851 to the present.

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


CultureGrams Online - Concise cultural information on countries around the world. (Grades 3-12) 

Ebook Central (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+, possibly some content for Middle School, also includes professional development content for faculty)

eLibrary – General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers. Two unique interfaces available. (Grades 6+)

Research Companion – Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking. (Grades 8+)

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+)

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Teaching Books provides original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, and a wealth of multimedia resources on K through 12 books to support reading and library activities for all grades and content areas.

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