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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
(Northern California Digital Library)


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 eight titles.
Place up to eight 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

AudioBookCloud

A collection of fiction, nonfiction, and classics for you to stream from your browser.

 

Unlimited access with internet connection.

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

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

RBdigital Audiobooks


A collection of classics, including works by Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Mark Twain and Jack London, in eAudiobook format.

Unlimited checkouts.

Online Help

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

RomanceBookCloud

A collection of popular and award-winning romance books in a variety of genres.

 

Unlimited access with internet connection.

Online Help

 

Tech Support

Safari Tech Books

E-reference library with collection of technical books from industry-leading publishers.

Unlimited access with active internet connection. One person per item at a time.

Online Help

TeenBookCloud


A collection of graphic novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources and audiobooks.

Unlimited access with active internet connection.

Email Tech Support

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

RBdigital Magazines

Popular magazines including Cosmopolitan, The Economist, Good Housekeeping, Macworld, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Science.

 

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

Flipster

Popular magazines including 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.

Online Help

 

Tech Support

 

Video Tutorial

Podcasts

View our collection of podcasts.

Last Updated: Jun 8, 2020
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