All branches of Marin County Free Library will be closed on Friday, July 3 & Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

South Novato Library reopened July 1 in new location at 931 C St, Novato. More details.

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3M Cloud Library

Download full color eBooks using the free 3M Cloud Library app. 
For more information, visit our eBooks page.



Online video storybooks for kids, paired with nonfiction eBooks, reinforcing reading skills and developing real-world knowledge. 


Enki Library

Download and read eBooks using the free Bluefire Reader app.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.


Gale Virtual Reference Library

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.


Green Planet Stream

Instantly stream nature and environmental films from around the globe.



Instantly stream movies, TV shows, audiobooks and music from your computer or device.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL or Sausalito Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]



Instantly stream movies including award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL jurisdictions) [Explain this]

Online learning video programs by experts in a variety of subjects; including business, design, web and photography. Classes available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL or Mill Valley jurisdictions) [Explain this]   (Mill Valley patrons access here)



Download audiobooks using the free OneClickdigital Media Manager app.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL and Belvedere-Tiburon jurisdictions) [Explain this]


OverDrive Digital Downloads

Our largest collection of popular fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks. Download using the free Overdrive app or read in your browser with the OverDrive Read option.
For more information, visit our eBooks page.


Safari Tech Books Online

Read online books on technology, digital media and business topics on your computer.


Zinio Digital Magazines

Full color digital versions of popular magazines to read online or download with free mobile apps.
(Available only to library cardholders who live within MCFL, Belvedere-Tiburon, Mill Valley or San Anselmo Library jurisdictions) [Explain this]


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