5 Reasons Library eBooks Rock!

No late fees, ever
eBooks are returned automatically so there's no need to worry about overdue charges

eBook holds are free
If an eBook isn't available, place it on hold for free and get an email the minute it's ready

Some eBooks you can keep
eBooks in the public domain (published before 1923) - as well as some recent ones offered by generous publishers - are available as files that you can keep forever

Read on your phone, computer, tablet, or ereader
Download books through your computer or an app and read them whenever and wherever you want

We also have picture eBooks for kids
Try the Tumblebook library for 1,000 picture books kids can read along with in a web browser

eBook Formats Explained

What is Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

Digital Text Formats

  • epub
    An open e-book standard created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). It features reflowable text, inline images and the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.
  • azw
    Amazon's propietary DRM restricted format. Often just called Kindle format. 
  • pdf
    A document sharing format created in the early 90s. It is best for highly formatted content and has the ability to use Digital Rights Management (DRM) such as Adobe Digital Editions.

Digital Audio Formats

  • wma
    The popular Windows Media Audio format owned by Microsoft. Designed with Digital Rights Management (DRM) abilities for copy protection.
  • mp3
    The most popular format for digital music. By eliminating portions of the file that are less audible, mp3 files are compressed to roughly one-tenth the size of an equivalent file.
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eBooks & Downloadable Audiobooks

Library Subscriptions
These subscriptions are available to Daly City Public Library cardholders. Please have your Library Card and PIN numbers available.

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eBooks and downloadable audiobooks from major authors and publishers. Choose from more than 7000 eBook titles and 2500 audiobooks. Borrow books for up to 3 weeks. No late fees.

Borrow both eBooks and downloadable audiobooks directly on iOS, Andriod, Nook, Kindle, and Windows Mobile using the Overdrive Media Console app. Overdrive Apps and Software Downloads

Adobe Digital Editions - This software is necessary to download Overdrive eBooks on your computer. Create a free account with e-mail and password.

Complete List of Compatible Devices
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Open Library
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More Free eBooks Works with:  browser logos Download  kindle epub pdfmp3
California Missions eBooks: Use the username "missions" and password "missions" to view the books. (Read in your web browser only)
Librivox: Audio versions of public domain books read by amateur volunteers  (Download as MP3)
Project Gutenberg: Original public domain eBook library, founded in 1969 and hosting more than 40,000 titles  (Download in multiple formats or read in browser)
Manybooks: Alternative public domain eBook library with around 30,000 titles  (Download in multiple formats)
Google Books: Access to scanned portions of library research materials from universities around the world  (Read in your web browser only)
Baen Free Library: Free titles from a small fantasy fiction publisher. Other publishers offer similar free titles so visit your favorite publishers to see what they have to offer (Varies)