The Santa Barbara Public Library offers a wide range of free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, comics, & streaming videos (see overview). Free drop-in assistance for mobile devices is available at the Central Library. For dates and times visit the Library Events Calendar. For additional assistance outside of those hours, call or visit any library location.
A library card is required to access these resources.
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 and Audiobooks 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).
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.
Focuses on smaller and independent publishers. Check out up to 10 titles at a time. Place up to 10 holds.
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.
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:
All Library Users have 5 credits per month. 1 play = 1 credit. See the Kanopy Support Center for more information.
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
Already have a Mango account? Link your account to your SBPL account!
Read online or install the RBDigital app to download titles to your mobile device. Unlimited access — no limits, holds or waiting.
RB Digital Help
Before checking out or downloading OverDrive materials with your replacement library card: