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eBooks & eAudiobooks

San Diego County Library has free eBooks and eAudiobooks, including a collection of Kids' eBooks, to read or listen to on your Nook, Kindle, tablet, mobile phone, and other compatible devices.

Digital books are automatically "returned" to the library - no late fees!

How do I get started?

Instructions

Visit Getting Started With OverDrive for detailed instructions.

Instructions for Your Device:

Apple devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)iPod
KindleKindle FireKobo tablets
Nook (E Ink readers)Nook Color (tablets)
AndroidMP3 players (non-Apple)
Windows Phone

eBook Workshops

Some SDCL branches provide hands-on workshops for a variety of ereaders and mobile devices. View the schedule below or contact your local branch for information.

What are the borrowing, return, and renewal policies for digital books?

My library card was replaced, and now I can't access my OverDrive checkouts or holds.

If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your checkouts and holds to your new account, please contact technical support. Please include your new library card number, old library card number, and current email address.

Why do I have to place a request for a digital title?

Whenever possible, SDCL purchases eBooks and eAudiobooks from publishers that permit unlimited downloads (i.e. titles are always available for download). However, most publishers only sell their digital titles by the copy (the way physical books are sold). SDCL monitors the number of customer requests for digital titles so that additional copies of titles can be purchased as needed.

Technical Support

Please visit OverDrive's Troubleshooting Guide, or contact Technical Support for assistance.

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