Free Resources

This page is dedicated to providing you with helpful, free apps you can download onto your ipad.  If you need help or have questions about accessing them, please contact Ms. Gonzalez in the library.



Accessmylibrary is a great free app you can download that will give you access to Gale databases that the Chula Vista Public library subscribes to for free.  Gale is a well known publisher that has excellent online databases available at no cost to our students through this app!

Another great thing about this app is that you do not need to enter library card information to access it.  As long as you are within a 10 mile radius of a public library that subscribes to Gale databases, you can use their resources for free.

As soon as you download the free app, you choose your library location from a map, and you’re in!  Some of the Gale databases provided are: Biography in Context, InfoTrac Junior Edition, Opposing viewpoints, Books and Authors, and many more.  These are great resources for our students, and very easy to access.


Do you have a Chula Vista Public Library card?  If so, you have access to thousands of e-books from the Chula Vista Public Library.  You will need to install OverDrive on your desktop computer or download the free app on your mobile device.

Once you have installed OverDrive on your desktop computer or downloaded the app on your ipad, it gives you access to the Chula Vista Public Library e-book collection.  For this app, you will need a library card number to download e-books that you check out.

To access OverDrive once you download the app, you will also need to create an Adobe ID.  This requires you to provide an email address and create password.  Once you enter your Adobe ID there is a short tutorial and then you can go to “get books” to start downloading titles from the Chula Vista Public Library.  If you need any help accessing these free resources, please contact Ms. Gonzalez in the library.

If you don’t have a library card, visit your nearest Chula Vista Public Library with a parent/guardian and sign up.  It’s free!


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