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

Need help? Monterey Public Library offers a monthly short presentation giving an overview of options called "Ebooks Demystified" along with one-on-one assistance via Ebook Help Appointments. Check our calendar or contact the Library Help Desk for more information. We also offer drop-in ebook and computer assistance every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

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

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

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The Overdrive Media Console (OMC) is the primary app for accessing ebooks and can be installed on most devices such as on desktops, laptops, phones as well as tablets. OMC can be downloaded for free from a variety of places:

  •   Google Play
  •   Apple App Store
  •   Nook App Store
  •   Amazon App Store
  •   Windows Store
  •   Northern California Digital Library

The Help page at Northern California Digital Library can link you directly. Visit: https://app.overdrive.com/

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. Stream online or download onto a mobile device.

Open Library LogoOpen 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, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Our Technology Volunteer is here to answer your ebook questions. No appointment needed.

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