Online Databases

*NEW* Archives Unbound

To access Archives Unbound, please click here.

The Upland Library is proud to offer Archives Unbound! The unique historical collections include primary source materials covering a vast array of subject areas. Explore topics such as Regional and Local History, American History, Women's Studies, or Cinema Studies. With more than 280 archives and over 14 million pages, these free resources are excellent for research.

These historical documents can be printed, emailed, and citations can be created for student research papers.

**NEW** Brainfuse Help Now

*Library Card is required

Brainfuse offers live, on-demand online tutoring for students in grades four through college. Members can get instant academic assistance from expert tutors throughout the week.

Courses and tutoring available for children, teens, and adults.

Click here to get started.

**NEW** Brainfuse Job Now

*Library Card is required

Brainfuse Job Now offers professional assistance to help patrons on their job search. This includes individual coaching for interviews  and help with creating a resume. Receive job interview assistance through live online practice and use the Resume Lab to receive personalized resume assistance from experts. 

Brainfuse has a range of resume templates and tools to use to help patrons create or improve their resumes. Use the Career Resources to begin your job search.

Click here to get started.

**NEW** Brainfuse Vet Now

Brainfuse Vet Now offers live assistance with VA experts regarding VA eligibility or community resources for veterans. Members can use tools for local and national information regarding healthcare, job placement and education. 

Click here to get started.

**NEW** Creativebug

*Library Card Required

Check out this brand new database!

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch our classes anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!

All you need is an Upland Public Library card to register. Click here to get started creating!

Britannica School and Escolar

To access Britannica School, please click here. To access Escolar (En Espanol): click here.

*Library card required.

The Upland Public Library is proud to partner with the California State Library to provide K-12 users Britannica School and Escolar. These resources are great tools for research and homework help!

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 websites, and separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High school.

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

enki Ebooks

Explore the world of lesser known titles and indie books for free with enki by Biblioboard.

This database is free to all California Residents. An Upland Library Card is not required to access.

Click here to get started


To access Kanopy, please click here and sign up for an account with your Library card.

*Library card required.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Offering what the New York Times calls a garden of cinematic delights, Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.


To access OverDrive eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Southern California Digital Library, you will need:
  • A valid library card - If your card number begins with P, please update your account at the Circulation Desk. The default PIN is the cardholder's last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device on which you wish to use your digital book (Adobe Digital Editions or Mobipocket Reader for eBooks, OverDrive Media Console™for audio books).

Please click here to visit our Southern California Digital Library website.


To access ProCitizen, please click here.

*Library card required.

Are you preparing for the U.S. Citizenship test? What about someone you know? Check out ProCitizen! ProCitizen is the perfect online resource to study for the test and prepare to become a U.S. citizen. 


To access Pronunciator, please click here. En Espanol: click here.

*Library card required.

Pronunciator is database for learning new languages. 80 language courses total are available, each taught in 50 different languages. Plus, we have ESL for speakers of 51 non-English languages!

Each language course has on average 9,600 instructional phrases, and ~4 years of activities. Many languages also have live teachers!


Browse from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.  Please click here to visit the RBdigital website.

Sesame Street eBooks

*Library Card Required

You can now experience the fun and educational world of Sesame Street through ebooks. This collection of over 200 ebooks is free with your library card and includes interactive and read-along stories that are perfect for early readers. Click here to go to the website. 

You can now access Sesame Street eBooks with your mobile device through the app on your Apple or Android device!

Download the app and use the below login information to get started:


Password: sesameebooks

The New York Times

*Library Card Required.

Access the New York Times online for free with the Upland Public Library! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, as well as articles on business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and real estate.

STEP 1: To enjoy complementary access to The NY Times, click here.

STEP 2: Click REDEEM (The code should already be applied)

STEP 3: Create an account, or log into an existing account


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