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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.



  • CloudLibrary (A new app version update & interface has been released. Click for more information.) - 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 collections. Browse, borrow, read, and return eBooks in English and Spanish without switching between apps!
  • 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




  • 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。
  • 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.
  • 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) - Read science articles written by Nobel Prize winners and journalists in all fields of science & technology. Updated monthly.
  • Nature (2012 - present) - Read peer-reviewed research 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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