San Rafael Public Library

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music & Videos

Free eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, music, movies, and TV shows to download or view in your browser.

Titles in Enki Library, Libby OverDrive, and O’Reilly appear in the MARINet catalog. so you can access and check-out those eBooks and eAudiobooks from the catalog, or search each eBook database individually, below.

NEW!  SimplyE App

The SimplyE App allows you to search, checkout, and use multiple ebook and eaudiobook collections in one convenient place. Includes our full Overdrive and Enki collections. When prompted to find your library, select MARINet to get started. Our Libby app is still available if you prefer to browse just our Overdrive collection.


enki Library – created and maintained by librarians. The Enki library contains over 70,000 eBook titles in all areas of fiction and non-fiction, for children, teens, and adults. (help)

In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch an ebook library available to every person in California. No library card required, no waitlists! This collection uses geolocation to provide immediate access to anyone physically located in the state of California. The library includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection, which features over 400 award-winning indie-published ebooks, some of which are right here in California!
Note this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection – just titles that are licensed for simultaneous use (no holds) and that fit the selected curations.

Visit to get started.


Hoopla Digital – popular eAudiobooks and eBooks for all ages (movies, tv, and music, too).
Now through the end of May 2020 you have access to Hoopla Bonus Borrows as well! These do not count against your Hoopla downloads of 5 items per month. Read more to find out how to access bonus content. (help)


Libby OverDrive – popular eBooks, eAudiobooks, and magazines for all ages (help). Here’s a helpful video on how to get started.

NEW! Magazines are now available for checkout on the Libby Overdrive app! RBDigital is now part of Overdrive. Enjoy the convenience of reading your favorite books and magazines on the easy to use Libby app. Please note that RBDigital will be discontinued on March 31, 2021. Please contact us for assistance with making the transition to Libby.

O'Reilly Media | Content Partner | D2LO’Reilly LearningFormerly Safari Tech. Free access to 35K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and O’Reilly conference videos about computer science, programming, engineering, data science, and more.

On the Web…
– free classic and popular eBooks for all ages (help)

Project Gutenberg is the oldest and most well-known source for free e-Books (36,000 texts).

ThoughtAudio has free eAudiobooks on philosophy, political science and a number a literary classics such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London, and James Joyce.

LibriVox, founded in 2005, is the largest and oldest provider of free audiobooks. Their goal is to provide free audiobook versions of every public domain book on the internet.


  • Downtown Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    (415) 485-3323

    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    (415) 524-2694

    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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