We have a large and growing collection of digital materials and online services that you can access from the comfort of your own home – from eBooks and audiobooks, to digital magazines and news, as well as streaming movies and TV, and online learning services – all free with your library card!
eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
Ebooks & audiobooks are available through our OverDrive and Hoopla services. You’ll find OverDrive titles in our library catalog, or you can browse the OverDrive website to see what’s available or put titles on hold. You can also check out the Available Now page. Borrowed ebooks and audiobooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app for mobile devices. Get started with OverDrive.
Hoopla offers ebooks, audiobooks and comics, though it is particularly popular with our audiobook patrons. Hoopla titles are not listed in our catalog, but you can find them on our Hoopla Digital website. The great thing about Hoopla is that everything is always available, so there’s no waiting! Monthly limits do apply. Stream titles instantly on your browser or using the free Hoopla app. Get started with Hoopla.
Digital Magazines & News
For digital magazines, check out our RB Digital collection. You’ll find current issues of popular magazines, such as Newsweek, The New Yorker, The Economist, Us Weekly and many many more. All titles are instantly available and there are no checkout limits. Get started with RB Digital.
Did you know we also offer free online access to the New York Times? Learn more about how to access it from home on our New York Times page.
Streaming Movies & TV
Our Hoopla service not only offers ebooks, but streaming movies and TV series too. Titles are instantly available with no waitlists, though monthly limits do apply. Get started with Hoopla.
Kanopy offers streaming movies, documentaries, foreign films and more. Stream to your TV, mobile device or computer. Titles are instantly available with no waitlists, though monthly limits do apply. Get started with Kanopy.
Online Language Learning
Brush up your skills, learn a new language for a future trip, or just exercise those brain cells. Learning a new language is believed to offer significant health benefits in terms of cognitive abilities and memory. Our Mango Languages service offers popular languages such as Spanish, English, French, Japanese, German and Italian, and many others – even Pirate! Get started with Mango Languages.
Online Homework Help
Students of all ages can get help from live tutors online using our Brainfuse HelpNow service. Tutors are available every day from 1pm – 10pm in English and Spanish. You can also submit homework questions or essays for expert guidance and feedback. Get started with Brainfuse HelpNow.
Local History Online
Always wanted to learn more about local history and beyond but never had the time? Browse through digital albums or search for a specific theme or topic in the Anne T. Kent California Room digital archive, or sign up for their local history online newsletter. Visit the Anne T. Kent California Room online.
To use our online services, you will need your library card number and password/PIN.
- If you can’t find your library card number, please contact us so that we can help.
- If you don’t have a library card, you can apply online.
- If you’ve forgotten your password or don’t know if you have one, you can reset your password.
If you have any questions, please reach out to library staff using our online contact form.
Library at Home Series
Our staff are compiling useful information and resources to help you navigate these challenging times. Keep checking back to see the latest in our Library at Home series for Kids, Teens and Adults:
Are there any topics or questions you’d like us to feature? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us online with your feedback or questions.