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Downloads and Streaming

The Sunnyvale Public Library offers its members a wide range of free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, streaming videos and podcasts.

A Library card is required unless otherwise noted. If you don't have one, apply for a Library card.

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Resource Description and Details Help
OverDrive
Sunnyvale Public Library's standalone collection
Popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for free download.

Read and listen on your computer or install the OverDrive or new Libby app to download items directly to your mobile device.

 

Check out up to ten titles.
Place up to 25 holds.
You will be offered the ability to renew a checked out title if nobody else has placed a hold. The "renew" notice appears three days before the title is set to expire.

Android
iOS
Kindle
Fire
Nook
Mac
Windows

Online Help

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

cloudLibrary


Popular fiction and nonfiction titles for children, teens and adults.

Read and listen on your computer or install the cloudLibrary app to download items directly to your mobile device.

Check out up to 20 titles.
Place up to 20 holds.

Online Help

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

Enki
Classic novels, fiction and nonfiction titles for children and adults, focusing on smaller publishers.

Read online or download to devices compatible with the ePub format.
Not compatible with Kindle eReaders.

Check out up to 20 titles.
Place up to 20 holds.

Online Help

EBSCOhost eBooks

EBSCOhost eAudiobooks

Diverse collection of titles covering business, careers, computers, literature, mathematics, research, science and test preparation.

Read or listen online; some titles are downloadable.


Unlimited access with active internet connection. Some titles are downloadable.

Online Help

O'Reilly for Public Libraries
(formerly Safari Tech Books)

Access O'Reilly for Public Libraries inside the Library

Access O'Reilly for Public Libraries outside the Library

 

50K+ books, 30K+ hours of video, curated learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audiobooks, and O'Reilly conference videos.

Online Help

Project Gutenberg


A collection of classic novels in eBook and eAudiobook formats.

Download for free and read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone or Android.

Unlimited checkouts. No Library card required.

Online Help

TumbleBook Library


A collection of animated, talking picture books for children.

Unlimited access with active internet connection.

Online Help

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

Magazines

Resource Description and Details Help

Press Reader

Access over 7,000 digital magazines and newspapers in multiple languages from around the world.

Read online or download digital versions of print magazines and newspapers for free and read with the app on your device.

 

Unlimited checkouts.

Online Help

 

Video Tutorial

Flipster

Popular magazines including Consumer Reports, Eating Well, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, People Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New Yorker.

 

Read online or download digital versions of print magazines for free and read with the app on your device.

 

Unlimited checkouts.

Online Help

 

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

Movies, TV, Music

Resource Description and Details Help

Freegal

Access to popular music online. Includes over 15 million songs and over 40,000 music videos.

 

View or listen online or download the free app for your Android or iOS device and listen anytime.

 

Stream for 3 hours daily and download 3 songs to keep per week.

Online Help

 

Video Tutorial

hoopla

Popular movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks.

 

View or listen online (chromecast, Roku, firetv, etc.) or download the free app for your Android or iOS device and watch anytime.

 

Check out up to five titles per month.

Online Help

 

Video Tutorial

Kanopy

Access over 30,000 movies and documentaries, including titles from the Criterion Collection, PBS, children's content and more.

 

Stream on a computer or with the free app on Android, iOS device or via chromecast, Roku, firetv, etc.

 

Check out up to five titles per month.

Online Help

 

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

 

Last Updated: Jul 1, 2021
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