The Santa Barbara Public Library System offers a wide range of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, & magazines. There are no hold or late fees on downloaded materials. A library card is required.
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Compatibility varies by device. Click here to review a list of known supported devices.
You may check out up to 10 titles at a time. Titles may be checked out for 7, 14, or 21 days.
Holds can be placed on up to 20 titles. You will be notified by e-mail when your hold is available for downloading. Each title will be held for you for 4 days.
New! Free downloadable magazines are now available for reading online or with mobile devices.
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Project Gutenberg: Download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
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LibriVox: Provides free audiobooks from the public domain. Titles are read by volunteers.
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