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Ebooks and Audiobooks to enjoy at home or on your portable device!

As a Monterey Public Library cardholder, you can access and borrow Electronic Books from a number of sources:

Northern California Digital Library (OverDrive) - Downloadable bestsellers, classics, fiction, nonfiction, and classical music.

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What Do I Need?
  • A library card - Monterey Public Library OR Pacific Grove Public Library.
  • A computer connected to the internet OR an Apple or Android device capable of downloading apps OR a Kindle.
  • Free software to play your digital books. You must download and install the software from the Digital Library web site before you can enjoy your books. Books may require Adobe Digital Editions, iTunes, Overdrive Media Console, Windows Media Player, and/or Kindle software.

Any book downloaded from the Digital Library will play on your PC. Many will also play on ipods, mp3 players, eBook readers, and/or Apple computers. Some can even be burned to a CD for your personal collection. This depends on the digital rights or permissions selected by the publisher of the book.

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MyHelp

Overdrive Help
Setup your computer, player, or reader to start enjoying digital books today

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Here is a sample of an audio book from the Northern California Digital Library:

Available Formats
Listen to an excerpt from Treasure Island

Enki Electronic Books - Downloadable ebooks with an emphasis on independent publishers.

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What Do I Need?
  • A library card - Monterey Public Library OR Pacific Grove Public Library.
  • A computer connected to the internet OR an Apple or Android device capable of downloading apps.
  • Free software to play your digital books. Books may require  Adobe Digital Editions and/or Bluefire Reader for iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

Books downloaded from the Enki Library are in PDF and EPUB formats and may be read on your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

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View a tutorial on using Enki Ebooks

Enki Help
Set up your computer, player, or reader to start enjoying digital books today

Find answers to all your borrowing questions

Open Library - An initiative of the Internet Archive, a non-profit organization building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Project Gutenberg - Offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose from among free epub books and free kindle books.

 

Especially for Kids:

TumbleBook Library - Ebooks for kids in English, French, and Spanish. Includes puzzles and games.

BookFlix - Watch a story then read the non-fiction book.

From outside the Library, a Monterey Public Library card is needed.

International Children's Digital Library - Read childrens books in many languages from around the world.

California Missions EBooks - History of California's 21 Spanish Missions. View online.

From outside the Library, use the follow login information:

  • Username: missions
  • Password: missions
Digital Books Show & Tell

Visit our Subject Guide to Digital Books for information on the latest devices and compatibility.
PverDrive digital book format chart

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