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Online Databases

(accessible from home with your library card number)

NoveList Reader’s Guide to Fiction - For help looking for your next good read, questions for your book club discussion, award winners, author read-alikes, and more.


Teaching - A comprehensive resource of youth book lists and guides to award-winning and diverse literature, literature lesson plans, literature-based vocabulary lists, meet-the-author videos and book readings, readers' theatre scripts, and video book trailers. Access is provided by the California State Library K-12 student readiness initiative.  


Reference eBooks

(accessible from home with your library card number)

Novels for Students


Library Resources

Book Club in a Bag - Everything your book group needs to enjoy reading and discussing your next book.

SBPL Book Clubs - Book clubs facilitated by library staff. 

SBPL Readers Guides - Links to awards, best-seller lists, online communities, and recommended reading lists across many genres.

Santa Barbara Reads - A community reading program.

Theatre Book Club - A collaboration of the Ensemble Theatre Company and the Santa Barbara Public Library.


Internet Resources

Literary Criticism Guide - Links to online resources from the Internet Public Library.

Project Gutenberg - Access to free eBooks and audiobooks in the public domain.

Santa Barbara Authors & Publishers - A guide from the UCSB Library's Department of Special Collections.

Last Updated: Apr 22, 2020
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