Online Courses (library card required)
LAPL's online learning platforms, Gale Courses (was Learn4Life) and Universal Class, offer online courses on many topics related to writing, editing, and publishing. The classes are led by expert instructors and are free of charge. All you need is an LAPL library card to get started.
Pressbooks (library card required)
Interested in getting your novel, memoir, poetry collection, children's book and more in ebook and print-ready formats? Pressbooks Public is an easy-to-use online tool that allows you to create professional quality versions of your book in ePUB, MOBI, PDF and more.
Zinio Digital Magazines (library card required)
LAPL's Zinio Digital Magazine collection includes such titles as The Writer, Poets & Writers Magazine, The American Poetry Review, The New York Review of Books, and Analog Science Fiction and Fact.
Databases (library card required for remote access)
Access to thousands of full-text poems, stories, essays, plays and speeches.
Literature Resource Center
Broad range of subject content containing criticisms, biographies, primary sources, reviews, and multimedia on writers and works around the world.
Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the multivolume Oxford English Dictionary Second and Third Editions as updated.
Something About the Author
Complete series on the lives and careers of popular and significant authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.