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Personalized Book Recommendations for Kids and Teens! Book bundles are batches of books based on theme, topic, or grade level, all hand-selected by your HPL Librarians.
Book Match Customized Digital Book Recommendations Just For You

Get custom reading recommendations curated just for you by a librarian. Fill out a short survey to get a customized list of books you'll love, all available digitally.

Information regarding ebooks and downloadable audio.

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.

Get on the road with California DMV practice tests. The wide range of practice tests for car driving, motorcyclists, and for commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) is perfect for anywhere in the state, as the written test is the same at all California DMV locations. Several of our tests are also available in Spanish.
Discover & Go

Use your library card to get instant online access to free and low-cost tickets to museums, science centers, zoos and more.
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What’s on your list to learn? Maybe you’d like to build up your business know-how, master a second language, or conquer code? Whatever it is, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest with Gale Courses. These classes are held entirely online, led by expert instructors and completely free with your library card!

Resources for homework help, health and wellness, current events, and more.
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Book, music, and media reviews and recommendations, how to's, information about upcoming events, and more, curated by your Hayward librarians.
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The Lawyers in the Library Program is a countywide service coordinated by the Alameda County Law Library and staffed by volunteer attorneys. Volunteers provide free consultation and referrals on a wide variety of issues including landlord tenant disputes, probate matters, employment problems, and other general consumer issues.
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LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
The Daily Review

Local and national news, obituaries and death notices, and more from the East Bay Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more.

Learn conversational skills and grammar for over 80 languages through live, teacher-led classes or self-directed courses. Also featuring ProCitizen, with practice tests and over 100 videos with interactive exercises to prepare new citizens for the Naturalization Test.
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Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. Live tutors are available 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm. You can also use their practice quizzes and SkillsCenter Resource Library to study 24/7.

24/7 access to over 500 self-paced courses in 30 different subject areas, ranging from computer coding to yoga. Get feedback from certified instructors, connect with other students, and get Continuing Education Units on select courses.
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Using the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Online has unique content and features for kids, teens, and adults.
Reading apps for kids & teens

Reading apps can help kids learn to read and practice reading. And they're convenient for busy families who want to encourage reading engagement on the go!

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Check out the latest additions to the library collection!