eBooks and eMagazines

Our eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines are available 24/7 with a library card.

eBooks

Hoopla
Thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums and audiobooks to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Instructions by device:
SMPL card required
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O'Reilly
Previously Safari Books Online.  Computer and technology eBooks from the best authors and publishers.
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OverDrive
Downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines for all ages.
Instructions by app/device:
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Enki
Thousands of downloadable eBooks from independent publishers and self-published authors. In response to COVID-19, access to enki is temporarily available to any California library card holder.

Enki Library
Thousands of downloadable eBooks from independent publishers and authors in PDF or ePub format.
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Open Library
Access to thousands of eBooks including some public domain and out-of-print titles. Sign up for a free account and read titles in a web browser or in Adobe Digital Editions as a PDF or ePub format.
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eMagazines

Flipster
Popular digital magazines available for reading in browser while connected to the internet or downloadable to an app available for iOS or Android devices.
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OverDrive
Hundreds of eMagazines available for all ages.
Starting March 31, all digital magazines previously available through RBdigital will now be accessible through OverDrive and the Libby app.
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eMovies

​Kanopy
Enjoy more than 30,000 independent, international, classic, or documentary films through Kanopy.   Create an account, download the app, and watch them on your smartphone, tablet, PC or smart TV.  You may view 10 movies per month; the loan period is 3 days.
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eBooks for Children

California Missions eBook Series
A username and password is needed to read a mission eBook:
username: missions
password: missions
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OverDrive for Kids
A selection of downloadable eBooks and eAudio books from the Peninsula Library System Digital Book Library just for kids.
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ProQuest Ebook Central
Thousands of eBooks available to read in your browser or download after creating a free account.  Intended for students of all ages.
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TumbleBook Library
Animated talking storybooks for children in English, Spanish, and other languages.
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eBooks for Teens

OverDrive for Teens
A selection of downloadable eBooks and eAudio books from the Peninsula Library System Digital Book Library just for teens.
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San Mateo Library Card Required
This means you must hold a San Mateo library card in order to access this information.
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Only Accessible at a Library
This means the information is only available through a computer at one of the San Mateo libraries.  You will not be able to access this information from home/work.
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Any PLS Library Card Accepted
This means you must hold ANY Peninsula Library System library card in order to access this information.
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No Library Card Required
This means the information is open to the public. You do not need a library card nor do you need to be at a library.