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Accessing the Past

Link to Accessing the Past

Accessing the Past Digital History Collaborative (APDHC) is a cooperative partnership with the Palm Springs Public Library, the City of Palm Springs, the California State Library, and other community partners. Together we are making our historic collections digitally available to anyone, anywhere in the world, and connecting people to information.

Accessing the Past contains digitized collections of numerous resources including The Desert Sun (spanning years 1934-1978; not all issues are currently available).

Adult Learning

Audiobooks & eBooks

Link to Adult Learning Center 

Link to

Link to Overdrive

Encyclopedias and More!


Link to World Book Online

Link to JobsNow

Free Music Downloads

Genealogy Research

Health Databases

Link to Freegal Music

Link to Heritage Quest

Link to PubMed



Open Access Journals

Link to explora and Newspapers and Magazines

Link to RBdigital eMagazines

Link to Directory of Open Access Journals

Language Learning Program

Local News Index

Link to Mango Languages

Link to Local News Index

Scholarships, College & Career Information

Tutoring &
Homework Help

Search Libraries Around the World!

Link to Tuition Funding Sources

Link to Help Now

Link to WorldCat


Resources Organized by Subject Area

The following links have been selected and vetted by our librarians for quality, currency and relevance. However, by clicking on any of the links listed on this page you will be REDIRECTED to those web sites which are independent from the City of Palm Springs.

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