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Stacey Zwald Costello
County Librarian

738 Market St.
Colusa, CA  95932

Ph: (530) 458-7671
Fx: (530) 458-7358

Main Library Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday & Thurdsay
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday
10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Library Online Materials

Renew or request library materials- Click Here
Ebooks and Online Audiobooks - Click Here
Reference Books - Click Here

WhichBooks - Offers book suggestions based on moods or situations.

Educational resources 

MAS Ultra- This comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Civil War Times, CollegeXpress Magazine, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides full text for more than 158,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book), an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
EBSCO Explora- Created specifically for public library use, this platform provides access to information from the world's leading magazines, reference books, and news sources, including Consumer Reports, Time Magazine and AP video. 
EBSCOhost - Used by colleges and universities throughout the nation, this online resource provides access to magazines, journals, news sources, primary sources, and various media in broad and diverse subject areas.
Basic ESL Onlineprovides assistance with improving English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Students learn English quickly and effectively on topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson, students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.  To use, click the "enter" button under "Instant Access."
Online Writing Lab - An extensive list of writing aids from job letters to GED study 

Job search resources

Job Scout - Learn computer skills, or to build a resume and relationships for your next job search. 
Glass Door - Search millions of job listings, see employee salaries, and read reviews from employees on numerous companies.

Transportation and automotive resources
Free online Drivers Education Program, including lessons and practice tests specific to the State of California. 
Chilton Auto Manuals
California State Department of Motor Vehicles 

Medical resources
Medline Plus - Articles on medical topics, conditions, and medication
Asegurate/GetCovered - Learn about the new American Care Act (ACA) law, what this means for you, who is eligible, and how you can enroll.
Covered California
Estimate how much an ACA health care plan might cost, learn whether you are eligible for premium assistance which can help make coverage more affordable, and prepare for open enrollment. -
Provides information on the necessary documents you will need to apply for ACA insurance coverage.

Library Services for People with Print Disabilities
California’s Library Services for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print. Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free library service.