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Marin County Free Library is pleased to announce a new streaming service: Hoopla!Hoopla is an online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music via the library. It is a popular service already in use by...

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Note: You can find most of our eBooks in the library catalog. For general browsing though, it is better to visit each eBook service separately.

Why not all books are available as eBooks.

Need help? Contact eBook Support.

 

3M Cloud Library3M Cloud logo

Full color eBooks that you download via the free 3M Cloud Library app. Use our catalog, 3M web site or 3M app to find and checkout titles. 

  • Best for - Popular fiction /nonfiction and books with color images; for Adults, Teens and Children
  • Devices - iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles; can be used with Kindle Fires using a ‘sideload’ technique (tutorial).
  • Limits - Check out up to 8 titles at a time and place up to 10 holds
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card
  • 3M Cloud Library FAQs
  • 3M Patron Support Page
  • View our tutorial

 

Axis 360 eBooksaxis 360 logo

Full color and popular eBooks that you can download via the free Axis Reader and Blio apps. Blio is 100% ADA compliant with text-to-speech capability. Blio's Windows desktop version has some titles that are enhanced with color, video, and audio.  

  • Best for - Popular books, graphic content, particularly picture books, cookbooks, craft books and graphic novels; for Adults, Teens and Children 
  • Devices - Tablets, iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles or Macs (Blio app only); can be used with Kindle Fires using a ‘sideload’ technique for the reader apps (tutorial).
  • Limits - Check out up to 8 titles at a time and place up to 10 holds
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card
  • Axis 360 eBook FAQs
  • Axis 360 Support TV
  • View our tutorial
 

BookFLIXBookFLIX logo

Kids can experience video storybooks paired with nonfiction eBooks. Watching the online interactive videos helps kids reinforce reading skills and develop real-world knowledge. 

  • Read/view online
  • Streaming media with no files to download; requires Flash
  • Fiction/Nonfiction pairs organized by nine themes, including Animals & Nature, Earth & Sky, Family & Community, ABC’s and 1,2,3’s, etc.
  • Selections for children, pre-Kindergarten to age 3
  • Available to all California residents

 

Enki Library

enki logo

eBooks available to download and read via the Bluefire Reader app by Enki Library. Use our catalog or Enki web site to find and checkout titles. 

  • Best for - Biographies, romance novels, craft books, kids books and study guides from smaller and independent publishers; for Adults, Teens and Children 
  • Devices - iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles; can be used with Kindle Fires using a Bluefire Reader for Android
  • Limits - Check out up to 5 titles at a time and place up to 5 holds
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card
  • Enki Library FAQs and help page.

 

OverDriveOverdrive logo

Our largest collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, and a small collection of digital music. Use our catalog, the OverDrive web site or the OverDrive Media Console app to find and checkout titles. Read in your browser with the OverDrive Read option. 

  • Best for - Wide range of popular fiction and non-fiction titles; for Adults, Teens and Children 
  • Devices - Compatible with a wide selection of eReaders, tablets, smartphones and computers, including NOOKs, iPads, Kindles, etc. including Kindle Paperwhite
  • Formats - Kindle, Adobe EPUB eBooks, Adobe PDF eBooks, WMA audiobooks, MP3 audiobooks, WMA Audio,  WMV Video
  • Limits - Check out up to 8 titles at a time and place up to 10 holds
  • Always available free Project Gutenberg books do not count against checkout limits
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card
  • OverDrive FAQs
  • OverDrive Help Page
  • OverDrive FrontLine Tech Support
  • View our tutorial

 

Safari Tech Books OnlineSafari logo

Online books on technology, digital media and business topics. 

  • Read online (titles are not downloadable)
  • Short Cuts feature lets you learn details about specific topics or get the latest information about brand new technologies – before anyone else – with this expert-written, web-only content
  • Search for text or code snippets
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card

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Audiobooks

Hooplahoopla logo

An online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music.

  • Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
  • Check out 5 items per month. 
  • There is no need for holds with hoopla.  Every title is available for check out 24/7.
  • Compatible with smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android) and Apple devices (see FAQ page for specific compatibility details)
  • Includes content suitable for adults, teens and children
  • Variety of genres.
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions and Sausalito residents with a valid library card. 
    [What does this mean?]
  • Hoopla FAQ

 

OneClickdigitalOneClickdigital logo

Audiobooks for Adults that you can download via the OneClickdigital Media Manager app. 

  • Limits - Check out up to 10 titles at a time and place up to 3 holds
  • Devices - Smartphones and tablet computers. Compatible with iOS and Android devices, Kindle Fire, and Nook tablets, and MP3 players
  • Best for - eAudiobooks
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions with a valid library card. 
    [What does this mean?]
  • OneClickdigital FAQs

 

OverDriveOverdrive logo

Our largest collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, and a small collection of digital music. Use our catalog, the OverDrive web site or the OverDrive Media Console app to find and checkout titles. Read in your browser with the OverDrive Read option. 

  • Best for - Wide range of popular fiction and non-fiction titles; for Adults, Teens and Children 
  • Devices - Compatible with a wide selection of eReaders, tablets, smartphones and computers, including NOOKs, iPads, Kindles, etc. including Kindle Paperwhite
  • Formats - Kindle, Adobe EPUB eBooks, Adobe PDF eBooks, WMA audiobooks, MP3 audiobooks, WMA Audio,  WMV Video
  • Limits - Check out up to 8 titles at a time and place up to 10 holds
  • Always available free Project Gutenberg books do not count against checkout limits
  • Available to all Marin County residents with a valid library card
  • OverDrive FAQs
  • OverDrive Help Page
  • OverDrive FrontLine Tech Support
  • View our tutorial

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Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazineszinio logo  

Browse the library’s collection of recent magazines in digital format. 

  • Read online on your PC or Mac, or download through mobile apps to view off-line
  • View magazines on your computer or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire and Blackberry playbook)
  • Free Zinio app for mobile devices
  • Set up a library collection account and a viewer account to access magazines
  • Magazines are full color digital versions of the print magazine, with the same layout and ads
  • Back issues are available for many titles.
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions, as well as Belvedere-Tiburon, Mill Valley and San Anselmo jurisdictions, with a valid library card.  [What does this mean?]
  • Zinio FAQs

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Movies

Hoopla

hoopla logo

An online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music

  • Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
  • Check out 5 items per month. 
  • There is no need for holds with hoopla.  Every title is available for check out 24/7.
  • Compatible with smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android) and Apple devices (see FAQ page for specific compatibility details)
  • Includes content suitable for adults, teens and children
  • Variety of genres.
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions and Sausalito residents with a valid library card. 
    [What does this mean?]
  • Hoopla FAQ

 

Indieflix

indieflix logo

A streaming movie service that provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries.

  • Instantly stream movies from your computer or device.
  • No checkouts or holds necessary.
  • Compatible with smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android), Roku, Xbox and Apple devices
  • Movies suitable for adults, teens and children
  • Movies from various genres.
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions with a valid library card.  [What does this mean?]
  • FAQ

 

Green Planet Stream

Green Planet Stream logo

A streaming movie service with nature and environmental films from around the globe.  They promote environmental education through films.

  • Instantly stream movies from your computer or device.
  • No checkouts or holds necessary.
  • Compatible with smart phones, computers and tablets (iPad and Android)
  • Movies suitable for adults, teens and children
  • Topics include:  deforestation, water resources, ocean conservation, sustainable fishing, renewable energies, endangered wildlife, and climate change
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions with a valid library card. 
    [What does this mean?]

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Music

Hoopla

An online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and musichoopla logo

  • Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
  • Check out 5 items per month. 
  • There is no need for holds with hoopla.  Every title is available for check out 24/7.
  • Compatible with smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android) and Apple devices (see FAQ page for specific compatibility details)
  • Includes content suitable for adults, teens and children
  • Variety of genres.
  • Available to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdictions and Sausalito residents with a valid library card. 
    [What does this mean?]
  • Hoopla FAQ

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