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LA County libraries shuttered by coronavirus still offering digital books, movies, online tutoring

Los Angeles county’s 86 libraries are closed until the end of the month due to the novel coronavirus, but the system’s digital offerings, such as e-books, movies, magazines and online tutoring, are still available.

County residents, whether they already have a library card, will be able to sign up for 90-day digital card at

This card will provide access to the following, and other media platforms:

  • OverDrive and Libby: Borrow up to 15 eBooks and audiobooks.
  • Kanopy: Watch up to 10 streams of documentary, independent, international and classic films. Get unlimited access to the kids content through mid-April that includes shows like Sesame Street and Arthur.
  • Hoopla: Offers e-books, audiobooks, movies and television shows, limited to 8 borrows a month.
  • RB Digital: Read magazines such as US Weekly, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Wired, Newsweek, Rolling Stone and others.
  • com: Learn from videos on business, technology, design and other topics.
  • Mango Languages: Offers free, online courses for 20 languages, including ESL, Spanish, Mandarin and Arabic.
  • Brainfuse: Get daily, online tutor from noon until 10 p.m. for grades kindergarten through to college, as well as for adult learners on subjects such as math, science, essay review, test and citizenship preparation.

The digital cards will not grant access to physical materials. During the library closures, due dates have been extended for materials that have been checked out, and late fees will not be assessed.

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