Literature & Arts

Able ARTS Work
The Able ARTS Work's “Learn for Life” video channel offers online live and prerecorded classes, with dozens of creative lessons that can inspire, educate, entertain and be used to build your skills and improve your health.  Enjoy video lessons in visual arts, music and technology, mental health and wellness, music therapy, movement and more, taught by experienced instructors and therapists. Designed for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Audiobooks & eBooks

Browse the cloudLibrary collection and download audiobooks and eBooks for free to your computer or device.

Want to know when your favorite author has a new book coming out? Sign up for Author Check and you'll be notified by email whenever the library adds a new title by the authors you select. Be the first to reserve the hot new book by your favorite writer!


Coursera partners with more than 200 leading universities and companies to bring free, flexible, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide.  Coursera offers a range of learning opportunities: from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.  To sign up, go here and look for the “Start Learning on Coursera with Your Library” box, enter your name and email address, choose “Anaheim Public Library” in the dropdown menu, and select “Submit”.

GetSetUp provides free online classes for older adults (ages 50+) taught by peers, with opportunities to ask questions, make friends, learn new things, and have fun. GetSetUp helps older adults stay mentally and physically fit, assists with jobs and re-skilling, and offers a community where people help each other and form new connections.

Language Learning
Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 different languages, as well as to study English (ESL). This full-spectrum language learning program features speech recognition, scored quizzes, a virtual coach, downloadable MP3s, and virtual conversations, as well as a free app for your tablets, smartphones and listening devices to take your education on the go.

New Book Alerts

New Book Alerts is replacing the Wowbrary service that you may have been used to. This is where you will find out about the latest books, movies, and music added to our collection each week. Sign up to have these free alerts emailed to you weekly and be the first to know what's new.

Search Historic Anaheim Photos
A digital archive of nearly 2,000 historic photographs dating back to 1860. These unique local history resources have been organized for easy browsing by Anaheim residents, scholars, and history buffs throughout California and the world.

Select Reads
Online Readers Advisory includes a variety of monthly genre-specific reading recommendations. Read them online or sign up to receive them in your email.

Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration, design, photography, video, freelancing, and more. Anyone can join to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities. On Skillshare, millions of members come together to find inspiration and take the next step in their creative journey.

Online storybooks and reading games for kids. Includes a Language Learning section with stories in French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian.