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BCAF (Black and Brown Comix Arts Festival)

Explore digital graphic arts and comic books that focus on culturally diverse characters and storylines. The BCAF catalog includes works from DC Comics, Marvel and Lion Forge publishers, such as Accell, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel.

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  1. From a web browser, go to sfpl.bcaf.digital. No mobile app is available at this time.
  2. Click JOIN FOR FREE TODAY! Or Log In if you already have an account.
  3. Create your BCAF account by completing the provided fields. Click CONTINUE when you're done.
  4. Type your 14-digit card number and PIN. Click CONTINUE when you're done. If you need to reset your Library PIN, use the PIN Reset Tool. Instructions to reset it will be emailed to you.
  5. Welcome to BCAF! Click a cover to view or borrow a title. Use the navigation menu under AVAILABLE COMICS or the search box to locate specific titles.

You can borrow up to 25 titles for three weeks at a time.

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Boundless by Baker & Taylor

SERVICE CHANGE: Axis 360 is now Boundless! Learn more

Access popular ebooks and eaudiobooks for adults, children and teens in English and Spanish (limited availability). 

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  1. Get the Boundless mobile app for Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire. You can also access Boundless in a web browser at sfpl.boundless.baker-taylor.com or through the SFPL Catalog (BiblioCommons).
  2. Log in with your 14-digit card number (no dashes or spaces) and PIN/password.
  3. Borrow an available title or place a hold on a wait-listed one. You may borrow and reserve up to 25 titles each.

Borrowed titles are available for 21 days and return automatically. Available holds must be checked out within three days.

If you use one of the following apps or devices, please continue reading for additional instructions:

Kindle-formatted ebooks are not available from Axis 360; borrow them from Libby instead. For more information, please see What is Boundless?

 

Additional Help

If you are experiencing a problem that is not related to your library card number and PIN/password, please open a Boundless Support Ticket. If you need to renew an expired library account, please email info@sfpl.org. To reset or create your library PIN/password, please use the PIN Reset Tool.

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Libby by OverDrive

Access popular ebooks (including Kindle Books) and eaudiobooks for adults, children and teens in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.

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  1. Get the Libby by OverDrive app for AndroidiOS or Kindle Fire. You may also access Libby in a web browser at sfpl.overdrive.comlibbyapp.com or through the SFPL Catalog (BiblioCommons). 
  2. Sign in with your 14-digit library card number (no dashes or spaces) and PIN/password.
  3. Borrow an available title or place a hold on a wait-listed one. You may borrow and reserve up to 25 titles each.

Borrowed titles are available for 21 days and return automatically. Available holds must be checked out within three days.

If you use one of the following apps or devices, please continue reading for additional instructions:

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hoopla digital

Get ebooks, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, and more on demand - no wait lists. Stream online at hoopladigital.com or download titles to the hoopla digital app (Android/iOS/Kindle Fire HD).

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  1. Get the hoopla digital mobile app for AndroidiOS or Amazon Fire tablet (video). You can also access hoopla digital in a web browser at hoopladigital.com.
  2. Register for a free hoopla digital account. You'll need your library card number and email address.
  3. Log into your hoopla digital account.
  4. Use the search box to find titles or browse by format.
  5. Borrow a title and play it right away.

Hoopla digital is not available for Kindle Paperwhite, Oasis, or similar ereader devices; use Libby instead. For more information, see What is hoopla digital and how do I get started? or click the Help link at hoopladigital.com.

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Chinese eBooks & News by UDN

Borrow ebooks in traditional Chinese characters for adults, children and teens from UDN (United Daily News).

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O'Reilly Tech Books

Stream 50,000 titles, including O’Reilly titles in early release, 30,000 hours of video, case studies from top companies, learning paths, expert playlists, and more, with nearly 1,000 topics to explore in technology and business. Access content in your web browser. 

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Skillsoft Business & Tech Books

Stream more than 13,500 full-text technology and business titles from Skillsoft's Skillport 8i collection, including 210 publishers and 25,000 IT and Desktop Video tutorials from industry experts. Read ebooks in your web browser.

How do I navigate in Skillport Tech Books and Videos?

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SFPL's Digitized Books at Internet Archive

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

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eBook Central by ProQuest

Credible ebook content from scholarly sources, including university presses and other top publishers. This digital resource is provided for all California students from the California State Library.

Enki eBooks

Borrow and reserve ebooks for adults, children and teens. Digital content comes from The SimplyE Collection, independent publishers and self-published Smashwords authors, vetted by Library Journal. Read ebooks in your web browser or download to a mobile device using Adobe Digital Editions. See also titles from the Enki California Digital Library. If you're new to Enki eBooks, learn how to get started.

Nonfiction eBooks from EBSCO

Borrow ebooks covering classic literature, business, technology and other nonfiction subjects. This is a legacy ebook collection, which is no longer updated. If you're new to EBSCO ebooks, see the EBSCO eBook User Guide.

SimplyE Mobile App

The SimplyE app is a convenient way to get titles from Libby and Axis 360 and thousands of public-domain works via The SimplyE Collection. Get the free SimplyE app (Android/iOS). If you're new to SimplyE, learn how to get started.

The Classics from Open Library

Access 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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Open an eBook Support Ticket (Recommended). You may also email or text 415-723-4414. Please provide as many relevant details as possible so that we can assist you. Assistance is available during regular business hours. Due to limited staffing, please allow up to 48 hours for a response.

Have a specific device? See Device Help Guides. 

Forgot your PIN or password? Reset your PIN or password. 

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