Library currently closed. We will reopen Wednesday August 17, 2022 at 8:00 AM for the Fall 2022 semester


We will be doing early technology deployment for the Fall 2022 semester on Wednesday 8/10 and Thursday 8/11 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Technology deployment will be on first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions, please email


For information on how to borrow technology, please visit the Technology Services page.


We are currently testing a new book scanner in the library and we want to hear from you. If you have a few minutes, please considering filling out our book scanner feedback survey. Thank you!

Estamos probando un nuevo escáner de libros en la biblioteca y queremos saber de usted. Si tiene unos minutos, considere completar nuestra encuesta de comentarios sobre el escáner de libros. ¡Gracias!


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Browse Databases from A-Z

All Cañada magazines, newspapers, and journals

A-Z list of databases

Browse Databases by Subject

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Search for Books

Books (OneSearch) Books (PLS Catalog) Request Books from the Public Library


Search for eBooks and Audiobooks

eBook Collection (EBSCO)
EBSCO eBooks: Academic Collections searches and views the full text of eBooks. This database contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.


Gale eBooks
Formally Gale Virtual Reference Library, Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.


O'Reilly Learning (formally Safari Tech Books)
O'Reilly Learning (formally Safari Tech Books) contains eBooks, videos, learning paths, audio books, and more on the latest in technology and business trends.


Audiobook Collection (EBSCO)

A small collection of audio books. Once virtually checked out, you can listen to your audio book on the EBSCO Audiobooks App on your phone or tablet. See the EBSCO Audiobook Tutorial for instructions.


Overdrive: Popular non-fiction and fiction
Note that Overdrive is a Peninsula Library System database and you will need your PLS card to access it.




Check out our guide for more information about compatible eBook devices and searching for, viewing and downloading eBooks.

Films on Demand
Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of educational topics making it easily accessible to you and your students. Subscription includes various subjects including, Anthropology, Nursing, History, Languages, etc. Links to individual film titles and segments can be shared with your students via Canvas, email or your personal website.


Kanopy is a streaming film database that includes movies and documentaries in a wide range of categories, including these: The Criterion Collection The Great Courses, Documentaries, Independent Film, Spanish Language Cinema, and World Cinema. Watch this video for how to use Kanopy. Note: You will need to enable pop-ups for Kanopy in order to access it off-campus.


Ethnographic Video Online
Ethnographic Video Online is comprehensive online resource for the visual study of human culture and behavior. This database includes: classic documentaries contemporary documentaries accompanying video materials like field notes liner notes filmmaker biographies related articles study guides



Cañada Library offers access to a limited number of course specific streaming film titles.

Search for Research Guides

Use these guides to help you find information for your research needs.

Browse New Online Magazines

Browse the full collection of magazine titles


For holiday closures check our Information webpage. See our Contact Page for more ways to connect.

Library Hours
Contact Information 

Monday - Thursday  

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.


Phone Number Circulation

(650) 306-3485 




Phone Number Reference

(650) 306-3480




Text Message Chat Reference 

(650) 535-8398




Email Circulation




Email Librarian

Diana Tedone-Goldstone:

Library Policies

Borrowing Library Materials During Covid

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