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Downloads & Streaming

The Santa Barbara Public Library offers a wide range of free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, comics, & streaming videos.

eBooks, Audiobooks, & Magazines


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 10 holds, get eBooks, Audiobooks, and Magazines on loan for 3 weeks. If you have a replacement library card, you will need to update your account with OverDrive with their Front Line Tech Support (instructions below).

OverDrive Help



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

Libby Help


enki Library

Focuses on smaller and independent publishers. Check out up to 10 titles at a time. Place up to 10 holds.

enki Help



A complement mobile platform to access the OverDrive and Enki eBooks. First, open the SimplyE app. Then, find your local library. Next, enter your library card ID and library PIN to search, borrow, and read! This app is available for Apple and Android devices.

Films, Documentaries, & the Great Courses


Stream and watch on your computer or install the Kanopy app to view or listen on your mobile device. Apps are also available for Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to and create an account by clicking on the orange Sign Up button.
  2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
  3. Add your library card number.
  4. Start watching videos.

All Library Users have 5 credits per month. 1 play = 1 credit. See the Kanopy Support Center for more information.

Kanopy Help

eBooks, Audiobooks, Music Albums, Movies, Television & Comics


Stream on your computer or install the hoopla app to view or listen on your mobile device. Apps are also available for Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV. No holds or waiting. Check out up to 10 total items a month.

Movies & Television: 2-3 Days
Music Albums: 1 week
Audiobooks: 3 weeks 
eBooks and Comics: 3 weeks

hoopla Help

Language Learning

Mango Languages

Free, online language-learning in languages that include Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic, Korean, Russian, Tagalog, Greek, Latin and more.

Mango has English language courses for speakers of 19 different languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, and Russian. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Already have a Mango account? Link your account to your SBPL account! 

Mango Help

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 - Card Update.
  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: Sep 16, 2021
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