Consumer & Auto

CA DMV Permit Practice Tests, 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 Commercial Driver's License practice tests, 3 online driver's manuals.

Do It Yourself

Hobbies & Crafts

Hobbies & Crafts offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center provides "how-to" information on thousands of home improvement and repair projects, from plumbing and wiring, to painting and decorating.

eBooks and eAudiobooks


Enki: New gems, classic novels and eye-opening nonfiction. 

Library to Go

Browse the Library's collection of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 

RB Digital

RBdigital lets you download audiobooks with one click convenience - no waiting and a three week loan period.


Tumblebooks are eBooks for kids. Listen to and view books on your home computer!

Genealogy & Biography

Research your family history and build your family tree. Resource is available at Doris Foley Library only. 

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, using primary resources, census maps, and more.

Health & Wellness

Medline Plus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Jobs & Careers

Adult Learning Center

Adult Learning Center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, and prepare for the U.S. citizenship exam.

College Prep Center

College Prep Center is here to help you achieve your college preparation goals. Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents.  Use this center to get the resources you need.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want at school, at work, or in life.

Language Learning & Citizenship


ProCitizen is a resource to assist patrons with the American citizenship test. Watch one of 100 short videos and take interactive quizzes to help remember what you need to know to prepare for the naturalization test.  Also available in Spanish.

Pronunciador en espanol

Pronunciador en español!  Utilice Pronunciador para aprender 80 idiomas diferentes o tomar cursos de ESL para 50 idiomas distintos del inglés! (El tiempo de descarga puede tardar hasta un minuto.)


Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn 80+ languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.  Register and learn at your own pace.

Resources in Spanish

Resources in Spanish provides busy adults with the resources to improve their basic skills, earn a GED credential, or become a U.S. citizen.

U.S.A. Learns

U.S.A. Learns is an online program for Spanish-speaking adults interested in learning to read, speak, and write in English.


NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find a new author that's similar to a favorite? Can't remember all the titles in a series? Let Novelist help!


TeachingBooks offers multiple resources that connect books with author interviews, readings, videos, lessons, and so much more! 



hoopla is a collection of streaming videos, audiobooks, comics, and music available instantly, with automatic returns and no late fees.  Check out movies and tv shows for 3 days, check out music albums for 7 days, and check out audiobooks, ebooks, and digital comics for 21 days.  (There is a limit of 5 items per person, per month, which resets on the 1st of each month).


kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Newspapers and Magazines

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports publishes reviews and comparisons of consumer products and services based on reporting and results from testing and survey research.

RB Digital Magazines

RBdigital Magazines, formerly known as Zinio, lets you enjoy more than 75 popular magazines - free! Download them to your phone, tablet, or computer.

The New York Times

The New York Times is now available online on Nevada County Community Libraries onsite computers and through offsite access.

Access on Nevada County Community Library computers:

1. Click on New York Times Onsite

2. Click “Log In” and then “Sign Up” to create an account with your personal email address, or log in if you have already created an account.

Offsite/remote access:

1. Click on New York Times Offsite

2. Register or log in if already registered with credentials.

3. Pass is then obtained and patron has access for 24 hours.

4. Return to link to obtain another pass after 24-hour pass has expired.

Reference & Research

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound from Gale/Cengage 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.

Britannica Escolar

Britannica Escolar es una enciclopedia en dos partes con portales para estudiantes de primaria y secundaria.

Britannica Online School Edition

Britannica School is a three part encyclopedia with portals for elementary, middle, and high school students.

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items-photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more-from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.


EBSCO has articles from general-interest magazines and scholarly journals. Search the MasterFILE Premier database.


Your gateway to grants and foundation funding for municipalities and nonprofit entities.

Username: NCCLgrants1

Password: grantfinder#

School Center

School Center resources can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.