Digital Library Resources for Students and Staff

  • Alexandria Researcher Researcher by Alexandria is where you can find your school library’s on shelf book catalogue online.  Use your 6-digit student ID number and your password that you use at school for other programs.  Click here to view a tutorial on how to search and put books on hold, and how to access your school library account.


    Sora Sora (all grades): Student reader for OverDrive. Available on the iTunes or Google Play stores. Sora is the student reading app for OverDrive eBook resource library.

    How to login:

    1. Use the drop down menu to choose your school name.
    2. Your “User ID” is your six-digit Student ID number.
    3. Your “PIN” is your password that you use at school for other programs (Hint: It was assigned to you and the default password included a word and some numbers)

    Click here to view a tutorial on logging into and using Sora.

    Want access to more books? Try the Santa Clara Online Library District for Students OverDrive account (below)!


    SCCLD Santa Clara Online Library for Students (all grades)

    Students can login with a username = S + Student Perm ID + CUSD (for example, S123456CUSD) 

    Password is Birth month + 00 (for example, May = 0500)


    Britannica Britannica Online School Edition (all grades): Britannica Online School Edition offers thousands of up-to-date, curated and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools and recommended websites. 

    For remote access, please use:

    username: cupertino | password: cusd

    Britannica Escolar Britannica Escolar Online (all grades): Knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

    For remote access, please use username: cupertino and password: cusd


    ProQuest ProQuest (Grades 6+): Millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals.

    ProQuest CultureGrams (Grades 3+): Concise cultural information on countries around the world.

    ProQuest eLibrary: General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers

    ProQuest Research Companion (Grades 6+): Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking.

    ProQuest SIRS Discoverer (Grades 3+): Selected content for novice researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.

    ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher (Grades 6+): Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle school and high school students and educators.

    For remote access, please use:

    username: cupertinousd | password: Cupertino1!


    Teaching Books

    TeachingBooks.net (Grades TK-8): One-stop resources for books you are reading and teaching, including author and illustrator interviews, lesson plans, and other enrichment content.

    For remote access, please use:

    username: cusdk8 | password: teachingbooksK12

    Need help from TeachingBooks.net? See our support page. 800-596-0710 | accounts@TeachingBooks.net