Ancestry offers research tools and access to billions of records across U.S. and international collections for censuses, vital records, military documents, ship lists, directories and more.


These online resources help with the entire process of selecting a career and getting the job. Vet Now specifically helps veterans at any stage of their post-military careers to navigate Veterans benefits and the transition to civilian life. Includes eParachute program from What Color is Your Parachute and online test preparation software. Live job counselors and professional resume reviewers are ready to help 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. every day. 

JobNow/VetNow is offered thanks to a grant from the California State Library 

hoopla digital library

hoopla digital provides online and mobile access to eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV. With hoopla and a valid library card, patrons can borrow, instantly stream, and download dynamic content via hoopla’s mobile app or Simple to access and use, with no waiting and no hassles, all you need to get started is your library card and a web browser, smart phone, or tablet. Sign up today!

hoopla digital is offered thanks to a grant from the California State Library

Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Our largest eBook collection includes current, popular fiction, non-fiction, and video. Available anywhere using the overdrive app and library card. Instructions for personal devises.

Enki eBooks
With over 50,000 eBook titles in the shared collection, Enki provides library patrons with a turnkey, ready-made, librarian-curated collection of popular fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, travel, technical, crafts, cooking and more. Of particular interest are more than 900 graphic novels! Available anywhere using your library card.

RB Digital Magazines for Libraries
Formerly Zinio for Libraries, RB Digital allows you to instantly read all current and backlist volumes for more than 165 magazines on desktop and mobile browsers for free using your library card.

To get started

  • Log in with your Library card, then create an RB Digital Magazine account to borrow magazines
  • You can borrow magazines via a web browser to read now on your PC, Mac or mobile
  • Download the RG Digital Magazine app to read offline on your iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle HD/HDX
  • Magazines in the collection are always available with no returns and no due dates

NOTE: You can only read single issues of magazines in the app. Use RB Digital’s online site to browse for magazine to checkout or to download new issues.

EBSCO Explora
Explora provides full text access to scholarly journals, magazines, reference books, and news sources, including Consumer Reports, Time Magazine and Associated Press (AP) video.

Online Writing Lab (OWL)
OWL offers over 200 free resources including:

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing


Science and Art Cafes
Digital Literacy Assistance
Monthly Crafternoon's
UC Master Gardener Demos and Workshops

Each one, teach one. One learner. One tutor. Changed lives.

The Colusa County Free Library’s Literacy Program offers one-on-one English language reading and writing assistance to adult learners, over the age of 16. Each student is assessed and then partnered with a trained volunteer tutor. The tutors and learners meet once a week in a public space, for approximately one hour, and use curriculum provided by the Literacy Program.

Services are free and instruction is goal-directed and student-centered. For more information about becoming a student or tutor, visit the Literacy Program or contact Literacy Coordinator.

Friends of the Library (FOL) Book Club

Expand your reading horizons this year by joining the Friends of the Library monthly book club!

Book discussion groups are a great way for book lovers to enjoy reading and spending time in each other’s company. Each month, book club members select a book that is read by all members of the club who are able, followed by lively discussions and reactions to the reading.

Visit the FOL Book Club web page for this month’s selection and meeting time. Contact the Colusa branch library at (530) 458-7671 with any questions.