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Digital Collections

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.

FREE Weekly downloadable eBook, Audiobook, & Magazine
Drop-in Assistance
at the Central Library
Thursdays from 4-6 & Fridays from 10-1

Streaming Music & Downloads


FREE Music to Stream
& Download

3 songs per week &
3 hours of streaming a day

Freegal Quick Start Guide
Freegal app instructions
Freegal FAQ

over 7 million songs & music videos from over 28,000 labels
and the entire Sony Music catalog
start listening!
or visit iTunes or Google Play
to download the Freegal app


eBooks & Audiobooks

Click to view the digital catalog

New to downloading eBooks & Audiobooks? Get information here.

Front Line Tech Support

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.


Click to browse and check out titles


Click here to see a complete list of Zinio magazine titles
offered through the library.


:: More eBooks & Audiobooks

Project Gutenberg: Download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

ManyBooks:  A digital library that takes eBooks from Project Gutenberg, the Internet Archive, and other free sources.

Munseys: Offers 20,000 eBooks in 12 formats. Searchable by title, author, tags, and 39 categories for browsing.

LibriVox: Provides free audiobooks from the public domain. Titles are read by volunteers.

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Freegal Help
Freegal Quick Start Guide

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Zinio Magazine
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Instructional Video
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eBooks & Audiobook
iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Android devices

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