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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, or by dropping in at the library for a one-on-one tech tutoring session. 


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  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, May 22 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    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! 

  • Code Combat @ Downtown
    Wed, May 22 (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Sun, May 26 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, May 29 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    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! 

  • Code Combat @ Downtown
    Wed, May 29 (2:00 PM-3:30 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    SCPL's CodeCombat Coding Club is a once weekly meetup where we use online, game-based coding to learn Python and JavaScript. CodeCombat is a real game that teaches learners of all ages to code by playing through levels and quickly mastering programming concepts. It's not just gamification with bells and whistles, it's democratizing learning to code by making the process more accessible and engaging than ever before! Learners write code, execute it and see their changes in real-time! Ages 8-18. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by email pro@santacruzpl.org or call 831-427-7717.

    Register Now!
  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Sun, June 2 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • Tech Talks: Smartphone 101
    Mon, June 3 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your smartphone! The Smartphone 101 Tech Talk coves mobile device settings like saving power, notifications, alarms, downloading apps, display settings, navigation, and more.  Tech Talks are always free with no registration required.  We hope to see you there!

  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Mon, June 3 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

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 ebooks and audiobooks for 21 days.  5 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.

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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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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.

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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

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
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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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