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You have 24/7 access to free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. All you need is an active Mountain View Public Library card, internet access and a compatible eReader, tablet, smartphone or computer. Search the Library's catalog to get direct links to downloading the eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines of your choice.  


hoopla digital is a free digital service for movies, television shows, music, audiobooks, comics, and eBooks. Library patrons can instantly stream or temporarily download items to their smartphones, tablets and computers. With hoopla, there is no waiting list; you can borrow any titles in the collection by downloading the free app or visiting and creating an account with your library card. Mountain View Library cardholders can check out 3 titles per month.

Libby by OverDrive gives you access to the thousands of popular eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids, teens, and adults. Read online or download to your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, Kindle and more.  Mountain View Public Library cardholders have access to special Advantage titles that shorten your wait time. Find OverDrive titles in the Library's Catalog or by browsing the Northern California Digital Library. The same eBook and eAudiobook collection is available with both Libby and OverDrive apps.

Flipster logoFlipster offers full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse a collection with no holds and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Enter your library card information to browse our collection and read titles on any device connected to the Internet. 

SimplyE is a library-developed, open source eReader and eBook discovery app that simplifies the library user's experience in searching, borrowing and reading library eBooks. By combining all of your eBooks across platforms and Library systems into one app, SimplyE can make it easier to find and read the book you want.

The SimplyE Collection also offers thousands of classic and modern titles that are available immediately without a Library card.

ebsco ebooksEBSCOhost eBooks & eAudiobooks collections ebooks covering classic literature, business, technology and other non-fiction subjects.  

New users of EBSCOHost will have to create an account to access eBooks. If you have an existing My EBSCOHost account, your exiting account will support ebooks on EBSCOHost. You need to download and install Adobe Digital Editions, get an Adobe ID, and authorize your computer to be able to read EBSCO eBooks offline. 

free classic eBook Collections on the web

No checkouts required