eBook Collections

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Overdrive  eBooks & eAudiobooks

Offers thousands of adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Titles are also available in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Read or listen to content in your web browser or download titles to your Kindle and other devices using the Libby app (Android/iOS/Windows 10).

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Axis 360 eBooks & eAudiobooks

Offers a wide selection of adult bestsellers, nonfiction titles, and collections for children and teens. Read content in your web browser or download titles to your mobile device using the Axis 360 app (Android/iOS/Kindle Fire). For EPUB-formatted ebooks, use Adobe Digital Editions software.

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hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

Offers a large collection of ebooks, comics, and graphic novels. Stream content in a web browser or download titles for offline use with the hoopla mobile app (Android/iOS/Kindle Fire HD).

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SimplyE Mobile App

The SimplyE app is a convenient way to get digital books and audiobooks from the library. Borrow titles from OverDrive, Axis 360 and thousands of works in the public domain, and then access them in the free SimplyE app (Android/iOS).

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Enki eBooks

Created by Contra Costa County Library and funded by Califa and Bay Area libraries by working directly with publishers, Enki contains fiction and nonfiction titles for children and adults, and self-published titles from Smashwords. Checkout and read online or download to devices with Adobe Digital Editions software. Not compatible with Kindle eReaders.

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Chinese eBooks and News (UDN)

UDN (United Daily News) offers eBooks and news published in traditional Chinese characters. Subject areas include health, business, Chinese history, travel, and language learning. Fiction works include romance, suspense, Kung Fu, and collections for children and young adults, as well as translated titles from Asia and Europe.

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Skillport 8i (Skillsoft)

More than 13,500 full-text technology and business eBooks from 210 publishers, plus 25,000 IT and Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. Library card sign-in required.

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Safari Online Books (ProQuest)

Full-text online access to over 4,000 computing, IT, and management titles that you can read online. Note: Usage of this resource will be high at the start of the academic year. Sessions are likely to be unavailable during peak times.

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Nonfiction eBooks (EBSCO)

Thousands of electronic books with a nonfiction, academic focus covering classic literature, business, technology and other nonfiction subjects. See the EBSCOhost eBook User Guide for instructions on how to borrow titles from this collection.

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Historical Works (SFPL's Digitized Books)

View or download historical San Francisco books and government documents, including the popular City Directories and Municipal Reports.

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The Classics (Open Library)

Over 2.7 million free classic eBooks from the Internet Archive including great works in the public domain from over 600 libraries around the world.

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eBook/eReader Classes

Take an eReader class and learn to download free eBooks from the Library.