Ages 12 to 18 years
Search the Broward County Library collection, place holds, and renew
eBooks for teens to enjoy on a computer, tablet or smartphone. A free app is available for mobile devices, download formats: Apple® | Android™ | Windows® Mobile
Your library's newest books, movies and music!
The premiere database of reading recommendations, available through
libraries around the world. It’s a comprehensive source of information
about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles,
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Books & Authors
Provides new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations
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Teen eMagazines (RBdigital Magazines)
Download formats: Apple® | Android™ | Kindle HD/HDX
Magazine, website and books written by teens since 1989.
For book lovers - contains book reviews, books on screen, author interviews, an ultimate reading list, and cool and new books.
Book suggestions, book clubs, connect with authors, and other book lovers.
Hot Picks - (YALSA)
Young Adult Library Services Association feature reading lists.
Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program
Book titles for grades 3-5 and 6-8 with Reading Level (RL), Reading Counts (RC), Accelerated Reader (AR), and Lexile information. Books listed are available in the BCL catalog.
ACT & SAT Prep Program
Free workshops for college-bound students.
Library events for teens.
Thousands of video titles and more streamed live.
Freegal Music -Download and Streaming
Over 11 million songs from over 28,000 labels.
Over 500 Courses Available
(everything from ABC's of Algebra to Yoga 101).
Your library without walls: a library that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
A makerspace/gadget lab where you can design, use high tech tools and print 3D items.
Free DMV Permit Practice Tests for Learner Drivers
Education, Tutoring and Jobs Resources
Homeschooling in Florida
Internet Safety for kids and teens
School Board Broward Enterprise Education Portal (BEEP)
tutoring in math, science, social studies and English for students in
Grades K-12, introductory college levels and Adult Learners. Available
every day from 2 to 11:55PM. Assistance in these subjects is also available
Your library has free, confidential tools to help you in school, including online homework resources.
Index of articles from the contents pages of 16,000+ journals.
Biography in Context
Full-text database provides biographical information on more than 22,000
people from throughout history, around the world, and across all
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Most biographies have an image of the subject.
Full text encyclopedia of more than 45,000 entries on full range of
topics. Especially strong on North American and international coverage,
including biographies Contains news briefs, dictionary, thesaurus, maps,
flags, fact boxes, tables and links to web sites. Best for students in
grades 8 and up. Coverage: Links to news articles start from 1998 -
Expanded Academic ASAP
Covers research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly
journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and
images. Coverage: 1980 - current.
Florida Electronic Library
Gateway to select Internet resources that offers access to
comprehensive, accurate, and reliable information for all age groups.
Includes many databases, digital collections, evaluated websites and a
comprehensive catalog of all of Florida's library holdings.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (from Broward County Library)
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources in e-book format. New
for 2015: Peterson's college and test prep guides, including ASVAB, GED,
GMAT, SAT, and more.
General Reference Center Gold
General interest database integrates newspapers, reference books,
magazines, and trade publications. Includes full-text articles on
current events, popular culture, business and industry trends, the arts
and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
Literature Criticism Online
Archive resources, including Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete
Online, Literature Criticism Online, and Something About the Author
Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more
than 20,000 authors from every time period and literary discipline. Also
includes overviews of major literary works, Web links, timelines, and
MLA International Bibliography.
New Book of Popular Science
Latest in-depth science, health, and technology research and news for
middle school and beyond. Ideas for hands-on science projects and
experiments are ideal for instructional use, enrichment activities, and
even science fairs!
Over 600 newspapers from over 200 countries, in English and native
languages. U.S. newspapers, including Chicago Tribune, Washington Post
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More than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across our InfoTrac
products. All the titles were selected based on actual publication
searches performed by library patrons. This database is 100% full text
and includes over 600 titles recommended by 's "Magazines for
If you are looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL
learning as non-native English speakers, or brush up on a language for
business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone is the perfect solution.
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Rosetta Stone is accessible from anywhere and the mobile apps help
learners to reinforce language learning on the go.
Master the GED Test, 28th edition
Available for unlimited, simultaneous access by users anywhere in
Florida, courtesy of the Florida Electronic Library (FEL). It is a
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with a blend of hands-on exercises, subject reviews and test taking
strategies. Inside you'll find: Five full-length practice tests,
including access to two online, all with detailed answer explanations -
Helpful reviews of all subjects, with sample questions and answers to
boost test preparation efforts - A word list to improve GED test
vocabulary - Valuable details on the 2014 GED test structure, scoring
and passing requirements.