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Placitas Community Library Catalog and eMaterials

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The National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.

The Digital Public Library of America is a digital platform that links more than 11 millions items from libraries, archives, and museums.

Library of Congress 〉
Albuquerque Library System 〉

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Kid's Zone

Safe searching for kids

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Gale OneFile: High School Edition provides access to age-appropriate, authoritative digital content for middle- and high-school students to use for classroom assignments. Learners can research magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books covering a range of subjects—from science, history, and literature to political science, sports, and environmental studies.

Articles on Everything 〉
Ben’s Guide to government 〉
Goofy Taxes 〉
Kid Information 〉
Kidspace 〉
Kid Government 〉
Reference Desk (the kid link) 〉


Check out A to Z World Food, 174 country cookbooks in one Online Resource! Available remotely with your PCL library card!

Consumer Safety 〉

Government Websites

Law Databases and Websites

Gale OneFile: LegalTrac provides indexing for law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals, and international legal journals. The American Association of Law Libraries endorses LegalTrac, and its special advisory committee selects, reviews, and enhances the content of this resource. This database offers coverage of federal and state cases, laws and regulations, legal practice and taxation, and British Commonwealth, European Union, and international law.

Legal Definitions 〉
Attorneys, Legal Information 〉
U.S. Supreme Court 〉


The Placitas Community Library does not provide you with advice on any of the topics listed here.

We provide these resources in an effort to help you with your information needs. During your visit to some of the sites, you may encounter pop-up ads. Placitas Community Library does not condone nor endorse any of the products, services, or companies that you may encounter during your informational searches. We are not responsible for any of the content or the availability of content from external websites. For a copy of our internet usage policy on our public computers, click here.