Download/Stream

Download/Stream

Books, Movies, Music, and more


 

Did you know that you can download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies and music using your library card?  It's free!

Learn more by viewing one of our online tutorials, or by dropping in at the library for a one-on-one tech tutoring session. 


 Upcoming Tech Tutoring Events

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Wed, Sept. 19

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!

Mon, Sept. 24

  • Creating 360° Video @ Scotts Valley (1:00 PM-2:00 PM)
    Location: Scotts Valley Branch
    Join us for an interactive demo at the library as we create 360° video using smart phones and virtual reality equipment. We hope to see you at this exciting exploration of 360° video technology.
    Note: Meeting Room
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Wed, Sept. 26

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos (12:00 PM-1:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos Branch
    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!

Mon, Oct. 1

  • Cyber Security Workshop @ Downtown (10:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown Branch
    Cybersecurity means staying safe online. Learn safe online habits from experts from Library IT. Bring your questions and concerns to the extended Q & A that follows.

eBooks

OverDrive

OverDrive

The OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library collection has ebooks and eAudiobooks for beginning readers, kids, teens, and adults.

OverDrive titles are compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindles.

Choose from two apps: The OverDrive app and Libby

In addition to the many adult titles, there are dedicated reading rooms for kids and teens.

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cloudLibrary

cloudLibraryThe cloudLibrary collection:

  • Log in with your library card number and PIN
  • Download ebooks or eAudiobooks to read on a variety of devices
  • Transfer books between devices--even bookmarks will be saved

Please Note: The PC app asks for a "username" and password--please use your library card number and PIN, just as you would on the cloudLibrary website.

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hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and e- and audiobooks for 21 days.  8 titles per user per month.

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Books24x7

Books24x7 LogoBooks24x7 IT Pro offers a robust collection of ebooks, videos and instructional content to support your computer learning needs. Stay up to date with software productivity tools, graphic design software, database management and networking, and more.  Books24x7 content is available through your web browser.

Go to Books24x7

TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library LogoTumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks--animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Also included are games and puzzles. TumbleBooks are created in flash animation. You will need the Flash plug-in for your browser and a computer set up for sound.

Go to TumbleBook Library View Tutorial

BookFlix

BookFlix LogoOutside the Library: BookFlix Access from Home
Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource for children in grades PreK-3. It pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks (some in Spanish). It includes read-aloud supports so students can hear each book narrated and also hear definitions of key words. Specifically created to support non-, beginning and reluctant readers.  Access BookFlix through your web browser.

Go to BookFlix

eAudiobooks

OverDrive

OverDrive

The OverDrive/Northern California Digital Library collection has ebooks and eAudiobooks for beginning readers, kids, teens, and adults.

OverDrive titles are compatible with most devices, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and Kindles.

Choose from two apps: The OverDrive app and Libby

In addition to the many adult titles, there are dedicated reading rooms for kids and teens.

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RBdigital

RBdigital offers a wide variety of eAudiobooks and eMagazines for checkout in your web browser or on your mobile device.  There are nearly 10,000 eAudiobook titles, including bestsellers, the Great Courses and Pimsleur Language programs.  Magazines include Newsweek, Cosmopolitan,The EconomistThe New Yorker and many more.

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cloudLibrary

cloudLibraryThe cloudLibrary collection:

  • Log in with your library card number and PIN
  • Download ebooks or eAudiobooks to read on a variety of devices
  • Transfer books between devices--even bookmarks will be saved

Please Note: The PC app asks for a "username" and password--please use your library card number and PIN, just as you would on the cloudLibrary website.

Go to cloudLibrary View Tutorial
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hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and e- and audiobooks for 21 days.  8 titles per user per month.

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Movies/TV

hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and e- and audiobooks for 21 days.  8 titles per user per month.

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Kanopy

Kanopy

Kanopy Streaming Video. Kanopy provides access to one of the most unique collections of films in the world – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. Users can view 8 films per month with their account. Mobile apps and a Roku channel are available.

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Music

hoopla

hoopla is a digital media service where you can check out movies, television, ebooks, audiobooks, and music. Thousands of titles are available for streaming or temporary download to your computer, smart phone or tablet. Check out movies for 3 days, music albums for 7 days and e- and audiobooks for 21 days.  8 titles per user per month.

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SoundSwell

SoundSwell LogoSanta Cruz Public Libraries Local Music Collection is a growing archive of locally produced albums available FREE for our community. Through this partnership with Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios we are dedicated to supporting local musicians and building our collection with the richness and talent that makes our community so unique. Explore the online archive, discover new musicians, stream and download, borrow and renew.

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eMagazines & News

RBdigital Magazines

RBdigital MagazinesRBdigital Magazines offers a wide variety of full-color, digital magazines for checkout in your web browser or on your mobile device.  The collection has both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.  Magazines include Newsweek, Cosmopolitan,The EconomistThe New Yorker and many more.

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