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For your safety and the safety of our employees, all SDCL libraries are temporarily closed.
Due dates will be extended until we reopen. No returns will be accepted. Click here to find specific information on operations.

Por su seguridad y la de nuestros empleados todas las bibliotecas de SDCL están temporalmente cerradas.
Las fechas de vencimiento se han extendido y no se aceptan devolución de materiales. Haga clic aquí para información especĂ­fica de servicios.

eBooks & eAudiobooks

San Diego County Library has free eBooks and eAudiobooks, including a collection of Kids' eBooks, to read or listen to on your Nook, Kindle, tablet, mobile phone, and other compatible devices.

Digital books are automatically "returned" to the library - no late fees!

Visit Getting Started With OverDrive for detailed instructions; scroll to the bottom of the link to get device-specific help.

Get help with downloading an eBook

Get help with downloading an eAudiobook

Get device-specific app help

HAVING TROUBLE?

** The OverDrive for Mac app is available for macOS versions 10.6 (Snow Leopard) through 10.14 (Mojave). OverDrive for Mac and OverDrive MP3 audiobooks will not be compatible with the upcoming macOS version 10.15 (Catalina). Users who upgrade to Catalina will not be able to download and transfer MP3 audiobooks from OverDrive. More information

OverDrive Libby App

eBook Workshops

Some SDCL branches provide hands-on workshops for a variety of ereaders and mobile devices. Please contact your local branch for information.

What are the borrowing, return, and renewal policies for digital books?

My library card was replaced, and now I can't access my OverDrive checkouts or holds.

If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your checkouts and holds to your new account, please contact technical support. Please include your new library card number, old library card number, and current email address.

Why do I have to place a request for a digital title?

Whenever possible, SDCL purchases eBooks and eAudiobooks from publishers that permit unlimited downloads (i.e. titles are always available for download). However, most publishers only sell their digital titles by the copy (the way physical books are sold). SDCL monitors the number of customer requests for digital titles so that additional copies of titles can be purchased as needed.

Technical Support

Please visit OverDrive's Troubleshooting Guide, or contact Technical Support for assistance.

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