San Rafael Public Library

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music & Videos

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

Titles in Enki Library, Libby OverDrive, and Safari Tech appear in the MARINet catalog. so you can access those eBooks and eAudiobooks from the catalog, or search each eBook database individually, below.

Check out our handy instruction guide for accessing these materials or visit the library to pick up a printed copy.


NEW!  enki California Digital Library

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 enki.biblioboard.com to get started.


 

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)


 

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 6 items per month. Read more to find out how to access bonus content. (help)


 

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


Safari Tech – technical learning eBooks on computing, business, engineering, science, professional development, and more (help)


OpenLibrary – free classic and popular eBooks for all ages (help)

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.

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

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

eBooks for Research

Legal Information Reference Center – legal eBooks and Nolo books (help)

 


Small Business Reference Center – small business and entrepreneurial eBooks and Nolo Books (help)

 

 

Having trouble with e-books? Email us for help!

 

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    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903



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