eBooks & Audiobooks

The eBook and Audiobook collection provides a wealth of digital books and digital audiobooks, which are available in a variety of formats, within the various online services listed below.  Select an online service below to learn more, and in many cases, an introductory video about the service will be offered.  To learn about the formats included in different online services, please visit our Get Started webpage.  For help, please see the Help section lower down on this page.  Many of these services also have mobile apps.  To find great books to read, either select a particular online service and browse its collection (using the links below), or search the general library catalog.  The library catalog lists both physical and digital content.  Library catalog searches can be filtered by preferred format.

* Santa Clara County Library District will be removing access to SimplyE in 2024 due to The New York Public Library, the developers behind SimplyE, ending support in 2024. Learn more.


OverDrive / Libby

Read & download eBooks and audiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, and more. For iOS & Android, checkout the new Libby app.

SimplyE App for eBooks & Audiobooks

SimplyE is a free app for iOS & Android. It incorporates the Library's collections from OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Odilo.

The Palace Project: an eReading Experience

Introducing the Palace Project, an e-reading experience developed by and for libraries.



OverDrive / Libby

Read & download eBooks and audiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, and more. For iOS & Android, checkout the new Libby app.

cloudLibrary eBooks

Download eBooks including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, and many genres. 

ComicsPlus Library Edition

Enjoy graphic novels & comics, available 24/7 on web-connected devices. Includes fiction, nonfiction, indie, Sunday funnies, & manga! 

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EBSCO Reference eBook Collection

Access hundreds of reference & non-fiction eBook titles on a variety of subjects. Also included are full-text classics, poetry, and drama.

Gale eBooks: Ready Reference eBooks

Access hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.

O’Reilly for Public Libraries

Access to videos and reference eBooks for Information Technology - Computer software, app and web design, career development, and more.

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Skillsoft – IT eBooks, Courses, and Videos

Skillsoft offers eBooks, eCourses, and videos from certified industry experts on computer & information technology.
Oxford Reference eBook Online

Oxford Reference eBooks

Provides ready reference eBooks from Oxford University Press's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

Oxford Handbook of Opera

Provides fifty essays addressing a range of topics, including What is opera? to Divas and Divos to The Operatic Canon.

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Salem Press eBooks

Salem Press offers online access to a variety of print titles on topics such as History, Literature, Health, and Careers.
Libby: Libros Electrónicos y Audiolibros

Libros Electrónicos y Audiolibros de OverDrive / Libby

Puede disfrutar de títulos populares y literatura clásica, historias para niños y adolescentes, y mucho más en español.



Browse the Catalog

Browse the Catalog

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