To help Fresno County residents prepare for and respond to emergencies, Library staff have compiled this list of free resources.

    • Library Resources

      Community Recovery Collection

      The Library's Community Recovery Collection provides books that can assist county residents with disaster preparedness and recovery. Many of the books in the Collection are available at the Auberry and Bear Mountain branches. All Library customers are welcome to request books and have them delivered to any Library branch for pickup.


      Browse Books on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

      Home Maintenance
      Disaster Preparedness
      Survival Skills
      Bereavement & Loss
      Stress Management
      Bullying
      Addiction
      Animal Care
      Water Conservation
      Legal Self Help
      Sustainable Living
      Disasters General Works

      This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


      Other Library Books

      Library Branches

      For help finding additional materials, please contact your local branch or call the Library at (559) 600-READ (7323).

      Call Numbers
      155.937 Bereavement
      158.1 Self-Improvement
      306.89 Divorce
      332 Finance
      346 Private Law
      360 Social problems & social services
      368 Insurance
      613 Personal health & safety
      616 Diseases
      630 Agriculture
      635 Gardening
      636 Animal care
      640 Home & family managment
      641.5 Cooking
      643.7 Home Maintenance
      649 Parenting & caregiving
      690 Building construction



      Online Library Resources

      These online Library resources can provide you with reliable information on preparedness and recovery topics. You will need a library card in order to access these resources from outside the Library. A complete list of online Library resources is available here.

      Newsbank
      This database provides full-text articles from 1,700+ U.S. newspapers including The Fresno Bee (1986 to present).
      Consumer
      Health and wellness information including articles, images, videos and diagrams. Available in 17 languages.
      Salud
      Cientos de informes sobre los temas de salud más comunes en Español. Hundreds of reports for the most common health topics in Spanish.
      Job Now
      User-friendly home repair and maintenance information.
      Newspaper Source
      Offers full-text articles from many local, national, and international newspapers.
      Legal
      Full text articles, legal forms and detailed “how-to” instructions to address a wide-range of legal issues for consumers and small businesses.
      Small Business Center
      Articles, full-text reference books, and videos on a variety of small business topics.
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