Book bundles are batches of books based on theme, topic, or grade level, all hand-selected by your HPL Librarians. Bundles are available for kids and teens from babies to 12th grade. We have over 20 themed bundles for children including trucks, princesses, dinosaurs, award winners, and more, as well as bundles based on grade level. All book bundles will contain 5 books.
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.
E-Books

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.

Read dozens of popular eMagazines in your browser or through the Flipster app. Browse magazines by category or search for your favorites.
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.

Instantly stream or download movies, music, and books using your library card.
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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.

Stream or download more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard to find titles, film festival favorites, and more!
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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.

Breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion from the New York Times.

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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Read, Watch, and Learn with this collection of animated, talking books! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads, and books are available instantly. If TumbleBooks asks for a password, enter: Username: haywardpl Password: libra
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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.

Using the same expert information found in The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book Online has unique content and features for kids, teens, and adults.
Celebrate Black History Month!

Hayward Public Library will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February, and invites the Hayward community to join in as it recognizes and honors Black voices and experiences. Join us all month long for activites, recommended reading and viewing lists, and more for all ages! Click here for a full list of events.

Check out the latest additions to the library collection!