E-books and Downloadable Audiobooks

The Oakland Public Library offers a variety of E-books and Downloadable Audiobooks. Library cardholders can download digital content any time, to a computer or a mobile device.

Details on each collection are available below. Click on the name of each service to access the collection.

eBooks 

3M Cloud Library

  • The latest ebook titles for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Download ebooks for tablets, various eReaders, and Kindle Fires.
    • Get started with an easy setup process. Simply download the app and log in with your library card number and PIN.
    • A free app is also available; click here to get started.

OverDrive

  • OPL’s largest e-collection, with thousands of titles, for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Get books for most devices, including the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and your Windows or Mac computer.
  • Popular fiction and non-fiction titles in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
  • You’ll need to create an account using your library card number and PIN, and install free software (Adobe Digital Editions).
  • A free app is also available in the Apple App Store / Google Play; search for OverDrive.
  • Find OverDrive instructions and F.A.Q.s here.

 Enki

  • Fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, including self-published titles from Smashwords. 
  • Not compatible with Kindle, but works with most other popular devices.
  • You’ll need to create an account using your library card number and PIN, and install free software (Adobe Digital Editions).
  • A free app is also available; it’s called Bluefire.
  • Find Enki instructions and F.A.Q.s here.

EBSCO 

  • Fiction and non-fiction titles for children, teens, and adults.
  • Read online or download to your device.
  • You’ll need to create an account using your library card number and PIN, and install free software for off-line viewing.

Safari Books Online 

  • 1800 current books on computer technology, social media, web design, from the last two years.
  • These titles are online browsable only and cannot be downloaded for offline viewing.

Gale Virtual Reference Library 

  • Research help eBooks on popular topics for homework help.
  • Download to your device and keep the content forever.

 Tumblebooks for Kids

  • Interactive, online picture books and early readers for kids for different reading levels, with games and puzzles.
  • All titles work on an iPad.

Downloadable Audiobooks

OverDrive

  • OPL’s largest e-collection, with thousands of titles, for adults, teens, and kids.
  • Get books for most devices, including the Kindle, Nook, iPad, and your Windows or Mac computer.
  • Popular fiction and non-fiction titles in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
  • You’ll need to create an account using your library card number and PIN, and install free software (Adobe Digital Editions).
  • A free app is also available in the Apple App Store / Google Play; search for OverDrive.
  • Find OverDrive instructions and F.A.Q.s here.

OneClickDigital / Recorded Books

  • Popular eAudiobooks from Recorded Books.
  • Download and listen on an iPod or MP3 device.
  • A free app is also available in the Apple App Store / Google Play; search for OneClickDigital.

Digital Magazines

Zinio 

  • Full color, interactive digital magazines for popular titles like Rolling Stone, Bicycling, and more.
  • Download to a iPad or other device to keep content forever.
  • You’ll need to create a separate account via OPL’s website, and then create another Zinio account to get started.
  • A free app is also available in the Apple App Store / Google Play; search for Zinio.

Digital Music

Freegal

  • Download and streaming service for music, from popular Sony artists.
  • You can sample tracks before downloading; sampling counts towards your streaming limit.
  • A free app is also available in the Apple App Store / Google Play; search for Freegal.