Research & Learn


Look through listings of all of the online databases that you can access with your library card, alphabetical by title or grouped by subject. Research journal, newspaper, and magazine articles online and access resources for language learning, car repair, hobbies, genealogy, and more.

Subject Guides

Explore all of the subject guides the library has created to help you find resources on different topics.

Pasadena History Research

Learn more about the library’s resources that can help you to research topics related to local Pasadena history.

Law Research Guide

Find resources for researching local, California, and federal law, as well as legal forms and legal help.

Business Resources

Discover resources and services to help you research company and industry information, small business resources, and statistical information.

Jobs and Career Research Guide

Start your job search with our collection of resources that can help you create a resume, prep for interviews, and research new career opportunities.

Career Online High School

Career Online High School is free online, self-paced high school diploma and career certificate program for California residents aged 19 and older, including support from Academic Coaches. Eligible students can enroll and complete courses to earn a high school diploma and career certificate. This program offers free enrollment to a limited number of qualified adult students.

Obituary Requests

Find out how to request a copy of an obituary that appeared in our local paper, the Pasadena Star News.

Ask Us!

Have a research question that you need some help with? Ask Us! a question by filling out this online form and we’ll help you get started.

Book Us!

Need some in-depth, one-on-one help with your research? You can book a librarian for an in-person research consultation. Just tell us about your question in the form and we’ll pair you up with a specialist in that area that can give you more in-depth help finding and navigating the library’s resources to answer your research need.