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Welcome to our eBranch - Open all day, every day

Our eBranch (electronic branch) is always open - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  You can download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eMagazines, learn a new language, do online research, search our Local History digital archives, place holds on items in the online catalog, and even renew your materials - all from the comfort of your home or on-the-go.  

You will need a library card to use our eBranch.  If you don't have a library card, click here for information about getting an eCard (electronic card) now. 

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eResources (Electronic Resources)

Download eBooks to your computer or mobile device.  We have a variety of fiction and non-fiction adult, teen and children's eBooks.  Click here for instructions and access information.
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We have a collection of electronic talking picture books specifically for children, parents, and teachers available through Tumblebooks.  Click here to access Tumblebooks and enter your library card number to login.
Download and listen to audiobooks during your commute or on the go.  Click here for instructions and access information.
Zinio eMagazines
Choose from current and back issues of 140+ popular titles to download and read at your convenience.  Click here for instructions and access information.
Freegal Download Music
Choose from 11 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries.  Download up to 5 tracks per week that are yours to keep.  Click here for instructions and access information.

Stream over 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, indie and classic titles, children’s movies and educational films via Kanopy, a film streaming service available on smartphones, tablets, and computers. It is also compatible with Roku and Apple TV. Kanopy is free for Orange Public Library cardholders. You can checkout up to three films per month.  Click here for the OPL Kanopy page.

(City of Orange) Local History Digital Collection

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The Orange Public Library & History Center Digital Collection is an online resource that focuses on the history of the City of Orange.  It consists primarily of photographs that include a variety of time periods and subjects.  Photographs date to as early as the 1850's and feature the city's founding citizens, businesses, organizations and landmarks.  The digital collection also includes historic directories and newspapers, as well as select oral histories.  Click here to access the digital collection.





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Full text articles for over 1,890 periodicals covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and much more. Full text for nearly 200 reference and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos, maps, and flags.

here to connect from home (use your library card number to log in).
Click here to connect when you are at the library.

Britannica School and Britannica Escolar are leading resources for accurate, age-appropriate content in English and Spanish respectively. Perfect for K-12 research, building information literacy skills and supporting STEM education.

Click here to connect to Britannica School from home or from the library.  You will need to use your library card number to login from home.

Click here for Britannica Escolar.

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eBooks for test prep, homework and study. A mobile app is not necessary to access these booksl

Click here to access Gale Virtual Reference Library.


Archives Unbound addresses students and scholars' pressing need to see primary, unpublished archival documents. This resource presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.

Click here for access.

 eServices (Electronic Services)

Driver Permit Practice Tests

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Click here to access online California DMV permit practice tests.


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The tools you need to research your family history including: immigration, birth, death and marriage records; census information; nearly 2 million genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War pension and bounty-land application files and much more.  Click here to access our genealogy database.

Learn a Language

Learn a Language
Learn conversational language skills at your own pace.  Languages offered include Spanish, Arabic, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Inglés (English for Spanish speakers), and American Sign Language. Click here for instructions and access information.


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Visit our eNewspaper page to find access to the Orange County Register, New York Times, and more.

  • Direct access to articles from 1851 to present day
    *Note: Some years may not be accessible inside the library. Please use the Remote Access Link to access all available years (1851 - present)
  • Up-to-the-minute coverage and unlimited article access
  • Spanish and Mandarin versions of
  • Personalized access, including customized news feeds
  • All multimedia, including video, photography, podcasts, and VR features

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