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Help and Tutorials



Check out Fiction and Nonfiction books from CVUHSD’s Overdrive digital library. Ebooks are offered in multiple formats to serve a range of devices.

Checkout Information:

Checkout Limit: Three titles.

Loan Period: Two weeks, unless you choose a shorter checkout time.

Renewals: You may renew a title if it does not have any holds.

Holds: Available on all digital content.

Early Returns: No early returns on audiobooks. Ebooks can be returned early through the app or on your computer with Adobe Digital Editions.

Fines: Titles are returned automatically. NO fines.

Overdrive Features:

Accessibility: Enjoy eBooks anywhere – online and offline.

Search: Browse by subject, collection or levels.

Project Gutenberg: Choose from thousands of titles that never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit. 

How To: eBooks & Audiobooks


Apps & Devices


List of Help Articles

EBSCO (Login required off-campus)

Key Features:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers.
  • No ads or pop-up windows.
  • Numeric reading level indicators.
  • Built-in dictionary and encyclopedia.
  • Password protected personal folders allow users to save search results.
  • Ability to view, save, print and e-mail citations directly from the database.
  • Full text from titles, including images, tables, charts and other graphical content.


For LOGIN information contact the Media Center or e-mail [email protected]

Video Tutorials:

Introduction to EBSCO

Basic Search

Reading an Article

Biography Reference Center

History Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Point of View Reference Center

Searching for eBooks

Science Reference Center

Additional Support:
EBSCO Interface
Searching for eBooks
Reading an eBook
Science Reference Center
History Reference Center
Points of View
Biography Reference Center

Classroom Video on Demand (Login required off-campus)

Video streaming service featuring unlimited access to more than 18,000+ full videos that can be viewed anywhere (internet connection is required.)
Classroom Video On Demand offers a compilation of high-school-level video content spanning the following core subject areas:
• Science and Mathematics
• Social Studies
• Literature and Language Arts
• Health and Nutrition
• Business and Economics
• Visual and Performing Arts
Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly. This complete, multi-subject video solution is exceptional for staff and students.