Enjoy the Library From Home

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, opens a new window to see what's available or put titles on hold. You can also check out the Available Now, opens a new window page. Borrowed ebooks and audiobooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free Libby app, opens a new window for mobile devices. Get started with OverDrive, opens a new window.

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, opens a new window. 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, opens a new window.

Digital Magazines & News

For digital magazines, check out our OverDrive Magazines, opens a new window 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. More information is available on our Magazines and News page.
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Did you know we also offer free online access to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Marin Independent Journal, as well as a host of local community newspapers? Check out the details for reading these newspapers online on our Magazines and News page, opens a new window.  Learn more about how to access the New York Times from home on our New York Times, opens a new window 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, opens a new window.

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, opens a new window.

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, opens a new window.

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, opens a new window.

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.

Need Help?

To use our online services, you will need your library card number and password/PIN.

If you have any questions, please reach out to library staff using our online contact form.


Library at Home Series

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