• 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.

    More Info:
    • You must have a valid San Mateo County Library card.
    • Your library card number must start with 29041.
    • You may have up to 15 ebooks checked out at one time.
    • You may have up to 20 titles on hold.
    • Choose your own loan period between 7 and 21 days.
    • Titles cannot be renewed, but they can be checked out again after they expire if they are still available.

    Try the new all in one Axis 360 App! Streamlined checkout process – read or listen to popular adult fiction and nonfiction, teen and children's picture, chapter and easy readers.

    Available for these devices:

    iOS devices running iOS 7 or later
    Android devices running Android 4.0 or later
    Kindle Fire devices
    • Windows PCs, use our new Axis 360 Desktop Reader. Visit the App Zone to download
    • Mac computers, check out content via the library's Axis 360 website and then read it on your mobile device via the Axis 360 mobile app.

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  • California Missions

    California Missions eBooks

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

  • 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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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

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


    Gale Virtual Reference Help

  • ManyBooks.net


    Freely available public domain eBooks in a variety of text formats designed for a wide variety of e-text readers.


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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.


    Overdrive Help

    Download OverDrive® Media Console™ (used for eAudiobooks)

    Download Adobe® Digital Editions (used for eBooks)

    Kindle eBooks

    OverDrive for Kids!

    OverDrive for Teens

    Language eBooks For Those With a "29041" Library Card:

    eBooks in Chinese 中文電子書籍

    eBooks in Korean 한국어 전자책

    eBooks in Russian Электронные книги на Русском

    eBooks in Spanish eBooks en Español



  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg

    Freely available public domain eBooks in text and computer-created audio formats.

  • Safari Books Online powered by ProQuest

    Safari Tech Books Online

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


    Safari Help

  • Total Boox eBooks

    Total Boox eBooks

    Over 50,000 titles available immediately – never any holds, never any waiting! Great selection of fiction and business, technical, computer, Mind/Body/Spirit, and travel titles from publishers like: O'Reilly, Maker Media, Elsevier Science, Algonquin, New World Library, F+W Media, Sourcebooks, Workman, Lonely Planet, Berlitz, and Insight Guides and many more. Download up to 1000 books. Books are yours to keep as long as the library subscribes to Total Boox and you have a library card. For mobile devices including: Android devices, Kindle Fire, iPad & iPad Mini.


    iPad guide
    Android & Kindle guide
    Video Introducing Total Boox

  • TumbleBook Library

    TumbleBook Library

    Animated talking storybooks for children in English, Spanish, and other languages.


    Tumblebooks Help

  • TumbleBook Library

    TumbleBook Library (In Spanish)

    Animated talking storybooks for children in English, Spanish, and other languages.
    Libros animados para niños en español y en otros idiomas.

  • 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.


    Qikan Quick Guide: English | Chinese

  • Flipster eMagazines

    Flipster eMagazines

    Enjoy unlimited digital access to some of your favorite magazines – you can browse online, or checkout and read offline for 3 to 7 days. Research your next purchase, big or small, with Consumer Reports, enjoy travel tips from Sunset and Travel and Leisure, get news and financial information from Fortune, Money and TIME, or stay on top of trends with Coastal Living, Entertainment Weekly, Essence, InStyle, People, Real Simple and Southern Living.


    iOS App Info
    Android App Info
    Kindle Fire App Info

  • Zinio Digital Magazines

    **Use same account for eVideo powered by IndieFlix.**

    Zinio eMagazines

    Discover complete digital editions of your favorite magazines, anytime/anywhere—on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Over 200 titles to choose from, including titles like Bon Appetit, Cosmopolitan, Dwell, Forbes, Hello!, Martha Stewart Magazine, Mental Floss, National Geographic, Newsweek, New Yorker, Smithsonian, Star Magazine and many more! Collection includes Children’s’ favorites like Highlights, Cricket, Cobblestone and American Girl. You’ll also find Chinese, Spanish and Japanese language magazines. 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.


    Zinio eMagazines Help

  • Freegal Music

    Freegal Music

    Freegal Music is a downloadable and streaming music service which provides access to the Sony Music Entertainment catalog of artists. Library cardholders can download five songs a week and stream up to 5 hours of music a day with their library card number.


    Freegal Help

  • IndieFlix – Streaming Video

    **Use same account for eMagazines powered by Zinio.**

    IndieFlix – Streaming Video

    Attend a Film Festival from anywhere! Stream award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries and web series from around the world. All you need is a broadband Internet connection and a device. Also available on Roku and through an app on Xbox 360.



  • PBS Video Collection

    PBS Video Collection

    The PBS Video Collection assembles hundreds of the greatest documentary films and series from the history of PBS into one convenient interface allowing streaming access which you can search, view, clip, and cite. The PBS Collection includes America in Profile, American Experience, Empires, Freedom, Frontline, Films of Ken Burns, God in America, Great Performances, History Detectives, NOVA, Odyssey and many more.


    Using the New Video Player
    Creating Video Clips With the New Video Player

  • World Newsreels Online 1929-1966

    World Newsreels Online 1929-1966

    World Newsreels Online, 1929–1966 features full runs of newsreels (short documentary films) in their original form. You can stream more than 500 hours of newsreel content instantly to any computer or mobile device. The collection includes nine newsreel series from four countries—the United States, Japan, France, and the Netherlands, and brings history to life in a way that text cannot match.


    Using the New Video Player
    Creating Video Clips With the New Video Player


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