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E-Books, E-Audiobooks, and E-Magazines
Electronic Books and Magazines
You can now download e-books, e-Magazines, and e-Audiobooks through the San Anselmo Library directly to your PC or Mac computer, e-ook reader (iPad, Nook, Kindle) or mobile device (Blackberry, iPod, Sony Reader, and other devices).

Zinio Online Newsstand
The world's largest magazine newsstand is now available at the San Anselmo Library! View the complete full-color digital copy of your favorite magazines through Zinio, our new eMagazine service. Download full color magazines with interactive elements such as audio and video. Check out as many as you want--there are no holds or due dates. To get started:
  • Visit our Zinio collection to create your Zinio Library account and make your title selection.
  • Download the Zinio Reader App for your device (or just view in your browser) on your Mac or Windows PC, iPhone/iPad/iTouch, Android, Kindle Fire, or Blackberry Playbook.

3M Cloud Library
This NEW service provides eBooks that you can download via the Cloud Library app. 3M Cloud Library allows access to your eBooks across different devices, including iPads, iPhones, Android phones and devices, Nooks, Kobos and PCs. To start using, visit the App store, search for "3M Cloud Library" and install. You will need your San Anselmo Library Card number and PIN.
  • Downloadable; check out up to 8 titles at a time; place up to 10 titles on hold
  • Best for iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles; can be used with Kindle Fires using a ‘sideload’ technique.  Wyoming Libraries has a helpful, written tutorial.
  • Cloud Library Reader app available for free for mobile devices and PCs (coming soon for Mac computers)
  • eBooks only
  • Best for popular fiction /nonfiction and books with color images
  • Selections for adults, teens and children
  • Available to Marin County Free Library, Belvedere-Tiburon, San Anselmo and Sausalito residents with a valid library card
  • 3M Cloud Library FAQs

Enki Library
Over 16,000 titles available to download or read online. The Enki Library is hosted by Califa, and is the eBook collection created by libraries, for libraries.
  • Downloadable; check outup to 5 titles at a time; place up to 5 title on hold
  • Best for iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles; can be used with Kindle Fires using a Bluefire Reader for Android
  • Bluefire Reader app available for iOS and Android devices
  • eBooks only
  • Best for biographies, romance novels, craft book, kids books and study guides from smaller and independent publishers
  • Selections for adults, teens and children
  • Enki Library FAQ created by Marin County Free Library and help page.

Overdrive ebook Collection
Through the Overdrive MARINet Digital Downloads you can checkout and download:
  • Kindle Books
  • Adobe EPUB eBooks
  • Adobe PDF eBooks
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks

To checkout and download you need:
  • A valid library card
  • Internet access
  • A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
  • Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site

Getting started:
  • You must have the free Adobe Flash® Player installed to view the guided tour.

TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. They are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sounds, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book (and some classics) which you can read, or have read to you.

The language drop-down menu allows you to view the site in French and Spanish, instead of English.

Safari Tech Books Online
Safari Tech Books Online is a great source for online information technology books from the industry's leading publishers. Users can browse all Safari Tech Books just as they would books in print. Each title contains a complete table of contents with chapter links for easy page-to-page browsing. All charts, graphs, and other images are included just as originally published. 

Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library includes a selection of recent reference works covering the topics:
  • Art
  • World folktales
  • Science
  • Fashion
  • History
  • Careers

Free ebook Vendors

Here are a number of links to vendors who provide access to free e-Books. Thank you to the Larkspur Library for compiling this helpful list.

LibriVox, founded in 2005, is the largest and oldest provider of free audiobooks. Their goal is to provide free audiobook versions of every public domain book on the internet.

Project Gutenberg is the oldest and most well-known source for free e-Books (36,000 texts).

eJunto is a nonprofit which specializes in American History and philosophy.

ThoughtAudio has books in philosophy, political science and a number a literary classics such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London and James Joyce.

Voices in the Dark has a collection of science-fiction, gothic and horror - Lovecraft, D. H. Lawrence, Kipling, Poe and others.