Answered By: Reference Staff
Last Updated: May 12, 2018     Views: 2773

The Sonoma County Library system offers several options for patrons to access digital books (e-books) and digital audiobooks (e-audiobooks) with a valid library card.

You can access digital collections in a few ways. 

E-books and e-audiobooks are listed in our catalog along with all other titles, so you can limit catalog searches to only downloadable items by selecting "Downloadable Library" as a filter:

Or, to access each eContent Provider's collection, help guides, and online tutorials:

1. Go to sonomalibrary.org

2. Hold your mouse over Books & More

3. Select E-Books or E-Audiobooks

These links will take you to lists all of the e-book & e-audiobook vendors to which we currently subscribe. Each vendor has a different type of collection, and a different way to view or download a title onto your device.

You can click on the 'More Information' links below each vendor to learn more about that collection, find quick start guides and online tutorials for each device type. 

In addition, each vendor has their own HELP pages with detailed how-to guides. Click on the 'Go' button to access a collection.

Here's a list of our most popular eContent providers and what they offer:

E-Books can be borrowed from OverdriveAxis360Hoopla, and Enki.

E-Audiobooks can be borrowed from Axis360 and Hoopla

Hoopla also offers streaming and mobile download access to movies, TV shows, comic books, and more.

You can borrow digital magazines through RBdigital.

Spanish language e-books and e-audiobooks are provided by Odilo.

If you need to report a problem with accessing our e-book & e-audiobook collections, please complete this form for assistance. 

Comments (2)

  1. On this page - please add information on how to return the ebook. Thanks
    by TS on Nov 08, 2016.
  2. Hi there — thanks for your comment. We'll add something here about returning digital books. It's probably not going to be a step-by-step description here because the process varies depending on which service you're using, whether it's an audiobook or an e-book, what device you're using it on, etc. The best idea when you're wondering how to return the book early is to check the Help pages on the specific service you're using... for example, here is a description of how to return books early on Overdrive.
    by Reference Staff on Nov 17, 2016.