San Rafael Public Library

eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Streaming

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San Rafael patrons only.

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San Rafael patrons only.

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All Marin County residents.



The Palace Project

Available for iOS and Android. Part of the California State Library’s eBooks for All campaign, the Palace Project eReader app lets you access the statewide collection as well as Overdrive/Libby titles all in one place. The Enki collection, previously accessible via SimplyE, is available in the Palace app.

Hoopla DigitalAccess for San Rafael Public Library patrons only.

Popular eAudiobooks and eBooks for all ages along with movies, tv, and music. Hoopla has no wait list!

KanopyAccess for San Rafael Public Library patrons only.

Streaming movies – documentaries, independent, world, classic, early film, shorts, Criterion Collection, kids, and more. Each San Rafael library card holder gets 24 loans per month.

O’Reilly Learning

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. Formerly Safari Tech.

OverdriveMarin County residents only.

Our largest collection collection of online materials, featuring over 45,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and videos. Available through the Libby app on smartphones and tablets, or through the website on your computer.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Provides a breadth and depth of eBooks from scholarly sources, in multiple subjects including university presses and other top publishers.

ProQuest Music and Performing Arts Collection

A truly remarkable and diverse collection of Music, Dance and Theatre content, covering hundreds of genres and a wide range of content types, from instruction to performance. Leading content providers include the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Qwest TV, Smithsonian, L.A. Theatre Works, Broadway On-Demand, and many more.

California Author Project

Create, Share, Discover

CREATE: Pressbooks

Design your own books, newsletters, poetry, novels, and any other written content in digital and print-ready formats using Pressbooks.

SHARE: Indie Author Project

Authors, submit your eBook to the Indie Author Project to have it showcased in the Indie California Regional Collection. Readers across the region can discover your work with the potential for national exposure.

DISCOVER: Biblioboard Library

Discover local content from self-published authors, top indie eBooks and so much more. Never experience a limit on holds, checkouts or lending.

Want to submit to our local collections? Learn more about the collections and how to submit.

If you need tech support for any of these specific services:


Overdrive Help: Overdrive Help website or fill out the Overdrive Front Line Tech Support form

Hoopla Help: Hoopla Help website

Enki Help: ENKI Help website or Contact MARINet for help

  • Downtown Library

    Sun: 10:00-5:00
    Mon: 10:00-5:00
    Tues: 10:00-7:00
    Weds: 10:00-7:00
    Thurs: 10:00-5:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: 10:00-5:00
    Weds: 10:00-5:00
    Thurs: 12:00-7:00
    Fri: 10:00-5:00
    Sat: 10:00-5:00

    (415) 485-3483

    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Sun: closed
    Mon: closed
    Tues: closed
    Weds: 11:00-5:00
    Thurs: 11:00-5:00
    Fri: 11:00-5:00
    Sat: 11:00-5:00

    (415) 890-5670

    5800 Northgate Drive Ste. 083
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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