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Access premium online resources for free, in the library or from home with your library card

Due to licensing agreements, some resources limit access to in-library use, public library use and Marin County Free Library jurisdictions. Access is noted in each description. For more information or to find out if your home library is within a Marin County Free Library jurisdiction, visit the MARINet Help page.


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eBooks and Streaming Media

3M Cloud Library

The 3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system for full color eBooks and allows patrons to browse on the web, check out and read the eBook titles using the latest 3M mobile technology via 3G/4G networks or WiFi—Android phones, iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, Kindle Fire, Nook Color…or any wifi enabled PC or Mac. Not compatible with Windows tablets.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin).

Axis 360 eBooks

Axis 360 offers interactive eBooks. Many titles are enhanced by color, video, and audio using the Blio reading app -- great for picture books, cookbooks, craft books, graphic novels and other books with color images. The Blio app is also compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. All eBooks include a text-to-speech for the print-impaired.
(Available to Marin County Free Library residents with a valid library card)

Bookflix

An interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning, online! BookFlix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from publisher Weston Woods with nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to reinforce reading skills and develop essential real-world knowledge and understanding. BookFlix is accessible to every child – early readers, reluctant readers, and English Language Learners.
(Available to all California residents)

EBSCO eBooks

This collection of fiction and nonfiction titles is available online and is not downloadable.  It includes eBooks only (no audiobooks).  There are selections for adults and children.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Enki Library

Over 16,000 titles available to download or read online. The Enki Library is hosted by Califa, and is the eBook collection created by libraries, for libraries.

(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Green Planet Stream

Green Planet Stream is the companion site to Green Planet Films, a nonprofit distributor of nature and enviromental films from around the globe. Green Planet Stream promotes enviromental education through film. 

(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin).

Hoopla

Hoopla is an online streaming service for library users to access audiobooks, movies, TV shows and music via the library.
(Available only to residents of Marin County Free Library jurisdiction and Sausalito Library jurisdiction due to licensing agreements).

IndieFlix

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that provides unlimited access to award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries. An Internet enabled device is all that is necessary to watch movies. IndieFlix can be accessed via smart phones, computers, tablets (iPad and Android), Roku, Xbox and Apple devices.
(Available only to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements.)

 

Lynda.com

Lynda.com provides self-paced, online learning video programs by experts in a variety a subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Thousands of classes are available and are targeted towards beginners, intermediate users, advanced users and appropriate for all users. Classes are available on your home computer, in the library and on mobile devices.
(Available only to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements)

OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital provides patrons with access to popular eAudiobooks from various devices including iPods, iPads, iPhones, MP3 players , Android tablets, Kindle Fire, Nook readers; as well as Mac and Windows computers. 

(Available only to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements)

OverDrive Digital Downloads

Over 7,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, eVideo and eMusic titles available for you to download.

(Available to Marin County Free Library residents with a valid library card)

Safari Tech Books Online

Thousands of high demand eBooks on technology topics, including titles published by O'Reilly Press, Sun Press, Microsoft Press, Prentice Hall, Adobe Press, and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Virtual Reference Library (Gale)

A collection of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research which includes Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, Readymade Job Search Letters, Grizmek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, the Ancient World, Dictionary of American History, Fashion Costume and Culture, the Greenwood Library of World Folktales, the Gale Encyclopedia of Science and more.
(Available to cardholders with any public library in Marin)

Zinio Digital Magazines

Zinio Digital Magazine is the world's largest digital newsstand. Through the ZINIO UNITY™ reading platform, you can search and select publications from a subscribing library’s digital magazine stand. The entire magazine is replicated digitally and allows you to move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more. With its unique digital platform,you can discover published content, get more of it and do more with it.

(Available to Marin County Free Library jurisdiction residents and shared with Belvedere-Tiburon, Mill Valley and San Anselmo Library jurisdiction residents due to licensing agreements).