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eBooks & Downloads

Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eMusic, streaming movies, TV shows, and more from your favorite services below.



  • OverDrive - Browse & borrow eAudiobooks including fiction, nonfiction, bestsellers, and more.
  • RBdigital - Browse & borrow eAudiobooks including The Great Courses series, old favorites, bestsellers, and more.
  • SimplyE - Available for iOS and Android devices, this app now makes available the library's RBdigital collection. Browse, borrow, listen, and return audiobooks along with eBooks without switching between apps! There's currently an error with placing holds on pre-release titles within SimplyE. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working on restoring this functionality. 



  • CloudLibrary - Browse & borrow eBooks including fiction, non-fiction, bestsellers, old favorites, and more.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) - Access hundreds of ready reference eBooks on science, health, business, history, literature, religion, and much more.  
  • HyRead - Browse & borrow eBooks in Traditional Chinese.  瀏覽及借閱 HyRead 繁體中文電子書籍。When you access the link to HyRead you'll be exiting the SCCLD website. Learn more about HyRead's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
  • Odilo - Browse & borrow eBooks in Spanish. Libros electrónicos (eBooks) en español.
  • OverDrive - Browse & borrow eBooks including the latest bestsellers, fiction, non-fiction, in a variety of genres such as romance, suspense, mystery, and more.
  • Safari Tech Books Online - Browse & read computer technology books from leading publishers including O'Reilly, Addison Wesley, Adobe Press, Peachpit Press, and Prentiss Hall.
  • SimplyE - Available for iOS and Android devices, this app incorporates the library's OverDrive, cloudLibrary, and Odilo eBook collections. Browse, borrow, read, and return eBooks in English and Spanish without switching between apps! There's currently an error with placing holds on pre-release titles within SimplyE. The vendor is aware of this issue and is working on restoring this functionality. 
  • Skillsoft - IT eBooks, Courses, and Videos (formerly Books 24x7 IT Pro) - Get instant access to the latest computer and Information Technology reference eBooks from premier publishers such as John Wiley & Sons, Microsoft Press, MIT Press, and Wrox Press. When you get to the database click on “Browse the Library” at the top to navigate to all offered content


* Dear ComicsPlus user, due to a decision made by the vendor, you will need to create a new ComicsPlus log-in account the first time you access the site. If you previously created a username and password you can also try using the reset password function to see if you can accesss the service. The site’s rich content remains unchanged.  Thank you for your understanding.


  • Flipster - Read popular digital magazines such as Consumer Reports, People, and Time.
  • RBdigital Magazines - Read digital magazines in a variety of genres including Business & Finance, Computers & Technology, Entertainment, Food & Cooking, and more.
  • HyRead - Read digital magazines in Traditional Chinese.  閱覽 HyRead 繁體中文電子雜誌。
  • Online Magazine Archive - Step back in time and get a unique perspective on trends and events from the past. Get instant access to volume 1, issue 1 and beyond for these magazine titles:
  • PressReader - Browse eNewspapers and eMagazines from around the world. If accessing remotely, click the "Sign-in" link and log in first with your library card number.
  • Qikan DragonSource eMagazines - Read popular Chinese magazines published in China. Viewable in either traditional or simplified characters. 
    龙源期刊网电子杂志 – 阅览中国大陆出版的热门杂志。可简繁字体随意转换。
  • National Geographic - Browse the entire digital archive of the National Geographic Magazine from 1888 - present. Also find the National Geographic Traveler from 2010 - present.
  • Nature (2012 - present) - first published in 1869, is a weekly international journal publishing peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Provides interdisciplinary articles and news of upcoming trends. 
  • Cell (1995 - present) - Read the current issue as well as past issues of the biomedical journal Cell.
  • Science AAAS (1997 - present) - Read peer-reviewed research articles in the field of science.
  • Scientific American (2012 - present) - Updated monthly, the magazine features articles by scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, and top journalists in all fields of science and technology. 

Streaming Movies & TV

  • Acorn TV - Enjoy unlimited streaming of 80+ TV series, consisting of 5,000+ hours of entertainment.  New shows added weekly.  From RBdigital.  
  • Kanopy - Stream movies including the Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, and independent and international films.
  • Kanopy Kids - Enjoy unlimited play credits within Kanopy Kids. Stream kids' TV shows, animated storybooks, classic fairytales, movies, and much more.
  • - Watch classical music including live performances, opera, ballet, and more.
  • OverDrive Screening Room - Stream feature films, TV series, children's programming, documentaries, educational content, and instructional videos.


  • Alexander Street Press - Stream music in a variety of genres including jazz, classical, world, and popular music.
  • Freegal Music - Unlimited streaming or download-to-keep up to 5 songs or 2 music videos each week.
  • - Watch classical music, including live performances, opera, ballet, and more.


  • Mercury News (1985 - present) - Browse the text version of The Mercury News.
  • New York Times Online -  Available in three editions: English, Spanish and Chinese, access the online version of the daily newspaper The New York Times
  • New York Times Historical (1851 through three years previous to current) - Browse the digital archive of the The New York Times.
  • PressReader - Browse eNewspapers and eMagazines from around the world. If accessing remotely, click the "Sign-in" link and log in first with your library card number.
  • San Jose Mercury News Historical Archive (1886 - 1922) - Browse archived issues of The San Jose Mercury News.
  • Wall Street Journal (1984 - present) - Browse the text version of the Wall Street Journal.

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