College Bound

Unsure whether college is right for you? Nervous about costs, the application process or finding a place where you can fit in? The public library has a wealth of information that can help you.  College may seem like years away but in reality its right around the corner for many students.  How do you pick the right college?  What do they look for in an applicant?  What should I major in?  How can I study for the SAT?

Check out some of our resources, or attend one of our upcoming Path to College events to help answer your questions.

Premium Sites

Free with your library card!

  • Learning Express-Practice Tests and Tutorials
    Explore careers, get information on colleges, technical schools and practice entrance exams that show you what to expect and how to prepare for — and excel at — the next level. You can even take a free online class to prepare for the SATs!

University of California Admissions

Subject Requirement (A-G)

Local College Catalogs online

Empire College, Course Catalog

San Jose State University, College Catalog

San Francisco State University Bulletin

Santa Rosa Junior College, Catalog

Sonoma State University, College Catalog

University of California, Berkeley College Catalog

University of California, Davis College Catalog


The list below is a small selection of titles available through the Library's e-book collections (Enki and Overdrive), which you can access with your library card.

  • Everything College Checklist Book - Cynthia Muchnik
  • Everything College Survival Book - Susan Fitzgerald
  • Getting Ready for College - Adams Media
  • SAT DeMYSTiFieD - Alexandra Mayzler
  • Up Your Score: SAT - Larry Berger
  • Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College - David Borgenicht
  • 550 AP Calculus AB & BC Practice Questions - Princeton Review
  • Additional Resources

    Includes College Board test dates, online registration for the SAT, and online SAT scores.

    A free online and print publication focused on helping students with life after high school.

    Vocational Schools Database    
    A database of private postsecondary vocational schools organized by state and by training occupation.

    If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact your reference librarian.