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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.


 Upcoming

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  • Tech Talks: Exploring Your Library‚Äôs App (Apple/Android)
    Thu, Oct. 1 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Virtual Library
    Room: Online

    Know the benefits of using the library’s mobile app.

    Join us as we share our screen and take a tour of the library's new mobile app. We will discuss our favorite features and answer your questions about this exciting new resource.

     

     

     

    Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

    This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

    For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

    Using Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you online!

     

    Register Now!
  • Tech Talks: Mobile Device Security (Apple/Android)
    Thu, Oct. 8 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Virtual Library
    Room: Online

     

    Protect yourself from theft, scams, hacking and malware.

     

    Join us for a discussion about the tactics used to trick us into giving away access to our accounts and devices.  We will review the best practices and strategies for staying safe.

     

     

     

    Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

    This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

    For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

    Using Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you online!

     

    Register Now!
  • Tech Talks: News and Disinformation (Apple/Android)
    Thu, Oct. 15 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Virtual Library
    Room: Online

     

    Explore the strategies and tools journalists use for identifying misformation.

     

    The online ecosystem is polarized and polluted with misleading information.  Join us for a discussion about the primary types of disinformation.  We will look at the tools and strategies for critically examining online information.

     

     

    Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

    This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

    For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

    Using Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you online!

     

    Register Now!
  • Tech Talks: Unlimited Learning (Apple/Android)
    Thu, Oct. 22 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Virtual Library
    Room: Online

     

    Know the apps to learn how to do just about anything.

     

    Join us as we explore a wide assortment of apps that teach us about languages, new technology, and how to learn just about anything with your smartphone!

     

     

    Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

    This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

    For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

    Using Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you online!

     

    Register Now!
  • Tech Talks: Own Your Data (Apple/Android)
    Thu, Oct. 29 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Virtual Library
    Room: Online

    Leverage privacy apps and settings to reduce your digital footprint.

     

    Join us as we look at both the simple and advanced ways apps and settings can be used to limit your digital footprint.

     

     

    Tech Talks are not your typical computer class.  These are hands-on workshops that help us better understand our mobile devices.

    This event will be taking place online using Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting link immediately upon registering for the event.

    For more information on accessing Zoom, visit our website here:

    Using Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you online!

     

    Register Now!

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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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 ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 titles per user per month.

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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.

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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

PLEASE NOTE: OverDrive has acquired RBdigital and transferred all SCPL RBdigital eaudiobooks to OverDrive/Libby on September 21. It may take up to 24 hours for all RBdigital content to appear in OverDrive/Libby. There will be no access to RBdigital titles on the RBdigital app (new checkouts) beginning with this 24-hour transition period.

Current checkouts will be available through the remainder of their lending period in the RBdigital app. Unfortunately, holds will not carry over, so patrons will have to set new holds in Overdrive after the transition.

More information on the transition

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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 ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 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 ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 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 ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 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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New York Times

The New York TimesEnjoy full access to the New York Times online from any Library Branch.  You must first register for an account or log in with an existing account.

For remote access, use this link and follow these instructions.

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SCPL Mobile App

Download Our Mobile App

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' new mobile app makes it easy to search the library catalog from anywhere. The app also offers account management, integrated access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, journal articles, and more. Special features include mobile checkout and UPC code lookup to quickly see if the library has a title.

Our mobile app is free. Look for "Santa Cruz Public Libraries" in the app stores or click the "Get the App" button.

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SCPL YouTube Channel

Watch SCPL on YouTube

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' YouTube channel features a wide variety of streaming content: 

  • Virtual programming for kids and adults (including some bilingual programs)
  • Helpful tutorials
  • Recordings of Library Joint Powers Board meetings
  • Oral history interviews
  • And more!
Go to Watch SCPL on YouTube