We offer eBooks, comics, audiobooks and magazines that can be checked out and downloaded from home. You need a St. Joseph Public Library card in good standing to borrow these materials. The databases also provide great information and are available to use from home.  Have your library card handy to access them.  Click on the icons below to access the services.  If you need assistance call us at 232-7729.  Any branch can set up a personal help session too.
Axis360Looking for e-books or downloadable audiobooks from James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Nora  Roberts or other best-selling authors? This collection includes lots of best-selling fiction books.
Click here to go to Missouri Libraries 2 Go.Large selection of adult, teen and children’s e-books and downloadable audiobooks here. Streaming movies too!
Check out downloadable audiobooks.
EBSCO e-books are always available with no waiting.  You’ll find fiction and non-fiction books for all ages in this collection.
 Download digital magazines here.  View this 1 1/2 minute video on an update to the magazine app.
ComicsPlusThousands of Comics and Graphic Novels to download. Have an iphone? You can get an app! Have an android, tablet or computer? – access it through your browser. Have a Zinio account? The same login information works here. Otherwise, it’s easy to set up an account.
Have an RBdigital magazines or ComicsPlus account? It works at OnePlay too! OnePlay offers 500+ games for Android and 1,500 + for PCs. No waiting and once you download the game, you don’t need an internet connection. Start playing today.
TumbleBooksTumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books, Read-Along chapter books, puzzles, games and more for children.
AtoZAtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database.  The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.
NoveList connects readers to their next book by making recommendations for what to read next. One of the most popular elements is read-alikes, which suggests titles that are ‘just like’ other titles. If you’ve just finished a great book, visit NoveList and find great read-alikes. There are also read-alikes for authors and series. Consider NoveList your one-stop guide to great fiction reading. It contains lists of recommended reads and award-winning books.
legalforms_lgNeed a legal form valid in Missouri? We have it here. This is a do-it-yourself resource for legal assistance. We offer you the latest legal forms — fast! Enter your 14-digit library number to access the Legal Forms databases.
ArtistWorks for Libraries offers world-class instruction on the most popular string and band instruments through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. Already have an RBDigital account? You are ready to sign in. If you don’t have an RBDigital account yet, select Register.
Looking for a magazine article, need information on an illness, need general information on something or looking for a great book? Try Explora. Click the Explora line above to see for yourself. Accessing outside of the library? You’ll enter your 14-digit library number to enter the database. This database is provided by MOREnet through REAL funds from the Missouri State Legislature.
ChiltonChilton car repair manuals are now available online from the library or at home! Chilton has the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.  Click on the Chilton icon and enter your library card number to begin.

Motorcycle & More Repair

Cyclepedia, a motorcycle and ATV repair database, is available for in-library use only at all four library branches. This database must be used in the library and each library has a different User Name and Password. If you are at the Downtown Library – your username is sjpldowntown and the password is 6dtsjpl. The East Hills Library username is sjpleasthills and the password is 8ehsjpl. The Carnegie Library username is sjplcarnegie and the password is 7cbsjpl. The Washgington Park Library username is sjplwashington and the password is 9wpsjpl.

HeritageQuest is designed specifically for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. It contains over 25,000 books, the entire US Census, and other expanding collections.

Ancestry Library Edition can be accessed only in the library. ProQuest has partnered with MyFamily.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This is a strong complement to HeritageQuest™.

LearningExpressLibraryLogoLearning Express Library is the leading source for test preparation materials and interactive practice exams based on official tests. There is now career and resume help here too. You must establish a username and password the first time you access the site.  This database is provided by MOREnet through REAL funds from the Missouri State Legislature.
pronunciator_logo_330x68Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 75 languages.  Register and start learning at your own pace! All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and a Flash version of 10.0 or higher.  Or an iPad with iOS 5.0 or higher.
EBSCOhost LogoLooking for a magazine article, need information on an illness or looking for a great book? Go to EBSCOhost for magazines, Consumer Health Complete for medical information or Explora for age-appropriate information, from kids, middle school, teens or adults. And there’s more. Click the EBSCOhost line above to see for yourself. Accessing outside of the library? You’ll enter your 14-digit library number to enter the database. This database is provided by MOREnet through REAL funds from the Missouri State Legislature.
oclc_logoNeed a book the library doesn’t have? Search for it here. If the book was published at least 6 months ago we can request it from another library.
Gale ReferenceGale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on many topics. Look here for encyclopedias on arts, biography, business, education, history, law, literature, medicine, religion and countries of the world. Enter your 14-digit library number to access the database.
Drivers Test PracticesMissouri Driver Education – Free practice tests for MO Department of Transportation’s written examinations.
SJPL STACKED LOGO WEB USE ONLYSearch the library catalog.  Find out what books, audiobooks, movies, music, magazines (and more!) we have available for you to check out from the library. You can log into your library account with your 14-digit library card number and your PIN. Don’t know your PIN? Ask a librarian to help you.
Salem HistorySalem History provides online access to several books the Reference Department also has available in print. Look here for information from “Milestone Documents in American History”, “Milestone Documents in African American History”, “The Twenties in America”, “The Thirties in America”, “The Forties in America”, “The Fifties in America”, “The Sixties in America”, “The Seventies in America”, “The Eighties in America”, “The Nineties in America”, “The 2000s in America”, “Great Lives from History: Inventors and Inventions” and “Great Athletes”. To access from home click above on “Salem History”. Go to the 2nd tab “Remote Access Login” and put in your 14-digit library card number.
Salem HealthMagill’s Medical Guide is available through Salem Health. It has been glowingly reviewed by every major reference reviewer. It is a staple in high school, college, public and medical school libraries. The Guide is a perfect mix of accessibility and depth, providing general readers with an authoritative reference source that helps bridge the gap between medical encyclopedias for professionals and popular self-help guides. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use guide of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers. To access from home click on “Salem Health” above. Go to the 2nd tab “Remote Access Login” and put in your 14-digit library card number.