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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. A library card is required.

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 these hours, call or visit any library locations

Downloads & Streaming Overview

   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Click to browse &
check out eBooks & Audiobooks
  

         

  

 

 

 

Click to start using Libby 

 

 

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 10 holds
eBooks and Audiobooks loan for 3 weeks 

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

 

 

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. 

 

SimplyE is a complement mobile platform to access the OverDrive and Enki eBooks. 

1. Open the SimplyE app.
2. Find your local library 
3. Enter your library card ID and library PIN to search, borrow, and read!

This app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Help

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

Help from OverDrive

Front Line Tech Support 

Help Videos

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Libby 

Libby/Kindle 

Libby Tech Support

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Apple

Google Play

Click to start watching with Kanopy

 

Films, Documentaries, and 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 sbpl.kanopy.com 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 10 credits per month.

1 play = 1 credit.

Help

Kanopy's Help Center

Click to sign-up!

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. 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 is intentionally lowercase per its branding. 

Help

hoopla Handout

Online Help

View Supported Mobile Devices

How to Update Your Library Card

Click here to learn a new language!

 

Language Learning online or via a mobile app

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! Web instructions - Mobile instructions 

Instructions for adding more languages to your Mango account

Help

Getting Started with Mango

Language Learning Resource Library

Mango Support

 


 
Click to browse &
check out eBooks



eBooks

Focusing on smaller and independent publishers

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

 

SimplyE is a complement mobile platform to access the OverDrive and Enki eBooks. 

1. Open the SimplyE app
2. Find your local library 
3. Enter your library card ID and library PIN to search, borrow, and read!

This app is available for Apple and Android devices. 

Help
            Android / Apple 

Tutorial

Online Help

     

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Apple

Google Play

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

 

Help

RBdigital Handout

RDigital Help

FAQ

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 - 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 24, 2019
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