The Library subscribes to Overdrive’s Library to Go to offer our largest collection of new, popular eBooks and audiobooks for adults and children.
To get started, download the free Libby App or the free Overdrive App. Libby is the newer app and works well on most devices. (Overdrive is still best for a few devices - try it if Libby isn’t working out for you.)
In response to COVID-19 and library closures, Califa has partnered with Bibliolabs to launch an ebook library available to every person in California:
Looking for something a little more diverse? Looking for indie authors? Enki includes over 5,300 simultaneous use ebooks from leading publishers as well as the Indie Author Project Select collection.
Note - this resource does not provide access to the entire enki library collection, just titles where the license allows for everyone to be able to use them at the same time (no waiting!) It uses geolocation to provide access to anyone physically located in the state of California.
The RB Digital app is available free in the app stores (for i-devices here, for Android devices here). It allows you to download free magazines from the library's digital collection.
Step-by-Step instructions with pictures make it easy to sign up.
Many magazines that you love in paper format are available for your computer or favorite mobile device, page for page.
The library subscribes to these so that library card holders can read them online, or download them to read off-line, for free. Keep the magazines on your device as long as you want! Plus, you have the option to get automatic emails when a new issue of a magazine you like is available.