Online Reference Databases
Search the library's many magazine, journal, and news sources for free and easy access to full-text articles for research or homework. Try the Power Search feature to search several databases at once.
Historical Photos Collection
Search hundreds of historical photos online at Digital Anaheim.
Library2Go! Mobile App
Our free mobile app is the new, convenient way to access the Library anytime, from just about any device. You can search the library catalog and our ebooks collection, request or renew items, check your account, search a variety of research databases, view the event calendar, or find your nearest branch. There’s also a special tool called BookLook that allows you to scan the barcode on any book, anywhere, to see if we have it in our catalog. To download the app, visit anaheim.boopsie.com or simply scan this code with your smartphone. The site should automatically detect your device and take you to the proper download.
Free eBook Collections
Browse our new Overdrive eBooks collection and download books to just about any handheld device. Find links to animated e-books and online reference book resources for kids, as well as popular web links for public domain publications.
Book News Reading Recommendations
This Online Readers Advisory includes a variety of monthly genre-specific reading recommendations. You may also choose to sign up for a "chapter-a-day" sampling from a new book each week through the Online Book Club service. Read them online or sign up to receive them in your email.
New Books this Week
"Wowbrary" alerts let you know about the latest books, movies, and music added to the collection each week. Sign up to have these free alerts emailed to you weekly and be the first to know what's new.
Sign up for Library News
Sign up to receive the latest Library Newsletter in your email each month, or read the current issue online.
Check out our new Reference blog
This online blog serves as a supplement to the Anaheim Public Library’s Reference Collection, and presents useful websites that patrons can access for reference purposes. Stories and facts comprise the blog posts, as well as staff picks for books titles.
Access Your Library Account
Check your account information through the Library Catalog link. By entering your library card number, you can review your account, check due dates and reserve or renew materials.
Apply for a Library Card Online
If you are over 18 and do not already have an account with the Anaheim Public Library, you may apply for an account online. Once you complete and submit this form, a unique number will be emailed to you. This will provide you with access to the Library’s electronic resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This access number will also enable you to use computer workstations at any Anaheim Library.
Pay Your Fines Online
The Library has an ePay service that allows you to pay your Library fees online with a credit card. From the Account Information tab in the Library Catalog you can access your information. If you find you have fees listed, you can click on the E-Pay tab to submit your payment. Then enter your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) and select the fees you want to pay. It’s fast, easy, and secure.
Receive automatic email reminders several days in advance for any materials that are coming due, and timely notices when reserved books are available. If you’re not getting them already, be sure that Circulation has your current email address on file. To check your account information online, go to Your Library Account, and then ‘Profile/Email’.