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:

2017-03-08 12_43_19-Home - Northern California Digital Library636246030360892479Northern California Digital Library (OverDrive) - Downloadable eBook and audiobook bestsellers, classics, fiction, and nonfiction. This collection of eBooks is shared among a consortium of libraries and waiting lists for the newest titles may be long.

To get started on your phone or tablet, download the Libby app and follow the prompts to get set up. For help with Libby, contact the Library or visit the Libby Help page.

To get started on your computer, download the Overdrive app and follow the prompts to get set up. For help, contact the Library or visit the Overdrive app Help page.

The library has handouts to make it easy for you to start using the Northern California Digital Library:


Hoopla LogoHoopla - access to thousands of popular eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music, and more. Four loans per month and no waiting lists. Stream online or download onto a mobile device. For help with Hoopla contact the Library or visit their Help page.

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

Especially for Kids:

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

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

From outside the Library, use the follow login information:

  • Username: missions
  • Password: missions

Need Ebook Help?

Every Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Our Technology Volunteer is here to answer your ebook questions. No appointment needed.

The Library also offers one-on-one assistance via Ebook Help Appointments. Check our calendar or contact the Library Help Desk for more information.

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