You can download eBooks and eAudiobooks from the San Mateo County Library eBranch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All you need is a San Mateo County Library card.

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Learn more about eBooks on our FAQ page.

Axis 360 digital media library by Baker & Taylor. An engaged and feature-rich showcase for the library's digital collection.

Axis 360 Digital Media Library

Ever expanding collection of popular eBooks and eAudio for kids and adults. Featuring popular adult fiction and nonfiction including cookbooks and crafts, children's picture-story and easy readers. The Axis Reader for iOS and Android devices allows you to locate and access your eBook library directly from the app. The Blio reader handles graphics very well so titles with photos and illustrations display crisp and clear. Download onto smartphones, tablets and personal computers, including Windows, Mac OS/iOS and Android using the Blio reader app or Adobe Digital Editions. Not compatible with Kindle eReaders other than the Kindle Fire.
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Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a downloadable music service which provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog of artists. Library cardholders can download three songs a week with their libray card number.
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Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio eMagazines

Discover complete digital editions of your favorite magazines, anytime/anywhere—on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Over 100 titles to choose from, including titles like Cosmopolitan, Dwell, Food Network Magazine, Martha Stewart Magazine, Mental Floss, National Geographic, Newsweek, Smithsonian, US Weekly and many more! Check out as many magazines as you want—there are never any holds or due dates. Once you download the title, it stays on your device until you delete it..
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Peninsula Library System Digital Book Library

Peninsula Library System Digital Book Library

  • Kindle, EPUB and Adobe PDF eBooks
  • WMA and MP3 eAudiobooks

Enjoy downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks from the Peninsula Library System Digital Book Library; only for library cardholders from Peninsula Library System Member Libraries. Explore new titles each month as we develop and build our own collection.

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Download OverDrive® Media Console™ (used for eAudiobooks)

Download Adobe® Digital Editions (used for eBooks)

Kindle eBooks

OverDrive for Kids!

OverDrive for Teens


Enki Electronic Books

Enki eBooks

The Enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network open to all California Libraries.

  • Offers access to PDF and ePUB ebook formats.
    • Kindle file formats are not directly supported.
    • Audiobook formats are not available.
  • Content is focused on smaller and independent publishers including, but not limited to, Workman, UC press, McGraw Hill, National Highlights, Akashic, Bancroft, Dzanc, InfoBase, Lerner, Permanent Press, Crossroad, Xist and Smashwords.
  • Works on smartphones, tablets (including Android) and computers. We recommend using the browser that came installed on your phone or tablet as non-native browsers like Google Chrome are not supported at this time.

Enki Library lending rules:

  • Lending period is 2 weeks, and most books can be returned early.
  • Patrons can place 5 holds on books and once notified of the books availability they have 5 days to check it out.
  • Patrons can check out 5 books at once

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Chinese eMagazines (Qikan)

Chinese eMagazine (Qikan) 中文電子雜誌 (期刊)

Explore 100 current, popular Chinese language magazines published in China anytime/anywhere—on your computer, tablet or smartphone in either traditional or simplified characters. Subjects include Health, Parenting, Marriage, Literature, Cooking, Travel, Finance, Computer and more.

Safari Books Online powered by ProQuest

Safari Books Online

The best technology and business eBooks from the best authors and publishers.
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California Missions

California Mission eBooks

Twenty California missions eBooks that can be read online or downloaded with Follett Digital Reader, available free at the California missions eBooks site.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference eBooks about medicine, law, animals, colleges, social studies, and more.
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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library

Animated talking storybooks for children in English, Spanish, and other languages.
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Freely available public domain eBooks in a variety of text formats designed for a wide variety of e-text readers.
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