LAPL TREASURES, now called Library Collections and Resources: Find wonderful resources:
1. Library Catalog: Search for whatever you want, place it on hold, and request delivery to Encino-Tarzana Branch Library. If an item is not available for a hold (e.g. video, DVD), you might be able to get it by calling the Branch that has it and requesting that it be sent to Encino-Tarzana Branch; you'll be called or get email when it arrives.
Also on the Catalog screen you can look at: Hot Titles, books most popular during a 2-week period; and even join an Online Book Club [if you don't have time for our FOL Book Club]. Also, there is a list of other Local Libraries.
2. Photo Collection - LAPL has more than 60,000 images online, focusing on Los Angeles, Southern California Life, and California History. You can search, look at the Overview, read the FAQs. or order a copy of a photograph for a minimum fee.
3. Visual Collections: Local History Collections (e.g. Photos, California Index, map collection, city directories, labels, menus, theatre; and other historical collections: fashion plates, bookplates, travel posters, movie posters.
4. e-Media: Borrow by downloading e-Books, e-Audiobooks, e-Videos, and e-Music, with Library Lending Policies. Library collections are delivered through various partners.
5. LAPL Reads: Reviews by librarians; Book Lists recommended by Library Staff; Resources (Awards, Bestsellers, Book Lists, Book Reviews, Library Resources; New & In Demand titles; and RSS Feeds).
6. Web Resources: - This is LAPL's Guide to the Internet.
· Search Engines - They help guide you to the information you want on the Internet. Each search engine works a little differently. We suggest your start with Google, and next Bing, and then compare results with all the others when you have the time.
· Subject Categories- Almost every topic you might want is here. For example, book club members, click on "Literature."
7. Research and Homework - This is like having your own personal librarian! Some examples: "Environmental Impact Reports," "Genealogy." There are literature guides, e.g. "African-American Literature," "Book Reports/Book Reviews/Criticism," "Literary Criticism Locator," "Poem Locator," "Readers' Advisory," "Short Story Locator."
8. Word Processing - Have the use of a Word Processor for writing papers or articles, including a resume program, Using Google Docs or Microsoft's Sky Drive. Many "Help" topics are available.
9. Ask a Librarian: Did you know that you can get your questions answered by "talking" with a librarian via phone, fax, email, or online, 24/7?
10. Jobs & Money Guides: Job Hunting Guide and Financial Resource Guide
11. About the Library: Our "hidden treasures" - a sampling:
12. Support Your Library:
Lots more -- just click on the left column of the LAPL home page for more "goodies"
Please note that some services are unavailable Sunday mornings due to system maintenance.