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Downloads & Streaming

The Santa Barbara Public Library System offers a wide range of free downloadable eBooks,
audiobooks, magazines, music, comics, & streaming videos. A library card is required.

Free drop-in assistance for mobile devices is available at the Central Library
Tuesdays & Thursdays   4-6 pm
Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays   10 am to noon

Drop-in assistance is also available at select branches. Contact your local branch library.

Downloads & Streaming Overview


Click to browse &
check out eBooks & Audiobooks






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eBooks & audiobooks

Read & listen on your computer or install the OverDrive app to download items directly to your mobile device

Check out up to 10 titles at a time
Place up to 20 holds

**See below (or click here) if you have a replacement library card and need to update your account with OverDrive.



Libby is a complement mobile platform to access the Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks collection.

Items that you check out with Overdrive are available on Libby and vice versa.

Libby is currently only available for Apple, Android, and Windows 10 devices. Log into Libby using your library card. 


Android / Apple
Kindle / Fire   
Nook / Nook Tablets
Mac / Windows  Kobo

Help from OverDrive

Help Videos

Tech Support




Libby Tech Support

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eBooks, audiobooks, music albums, movies, television, and comics

Stream on your computer or install the Hoopla app to view or listen on your mobile device. As well as an an app for Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. 

No holds or waiting

Check out up to 10 total items a month

Movies & Television: 3 Days
Music Albums: 1 week
Audiobooks: 3 weeks
eBooks and Comics: 3 weeks


Hoopla Handout

Online Help

View Supported Mobile Devices

How to Update Your Library Card & PIN

Click to browse &
check out eBooks


Focusing on smaller and independent publishers

Check out up to 10 titles at a time
Place up to 10 holds

            Android / Apple 


Online Help


(formerly Zinio)

Click to browse & read magazines          

Downloadable magazines

Read online or install the RBdigital app to download titles to your mobile device

Unlimited access — no limits, holds or waiting


RBdigital Handout

RDigital Help


Support Request



**Have a replacement library card and need to update your account with OverDrive?

OverDrive & Replacement Library Cards

Before checking out or downloading OverDrive materials with your replacement library card:
1. Click on the link Tech Support.
2. Under "Which category best describes this issue" select: Account - Replaced Card.
3. Enter your old and new library barcodes in the "Describe the issue" text box.
4. OverDrive Tech Support will update your account and transfer your holds and checked out items to your new card number.

Last Updated: Feb 5, 2018
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