Downloadable Materials

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You do not need to come in to the library to take advantage of the many resources.

Looking for a good book? Download an eBook right now on your computer or mobile device. Want some new music, or interested in watching a movie? You can do it all, online, right now. All you need is your active Santa Maria Public Library card.

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EBook Central by ProQuest

Ebook Central, by ProQuest, is a database containing scholarly ebooks in multiple subjects by world-renowned publishers. This platform is available on the go for offline reading.


InfoBase for Kids

From early learning, to nature and homework help, start your child off on the right foot with instant access to videos from PBS Kids and more.

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Libby, by OverDrive is an app that presents OverDrive material in an easy to use format. Borrow eBooks and audiobooks, instantly, for free, using just your mobile device.
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Tutorial de descarga de Libby

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OverDrive is home to over 1,000 titles available in eBook or audiobook format for use with an internet capable computer or mobile device.

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Instantly stream movies, music, and television shows or download audiobooks, comics, and eBooks. New titles are added daily. Titles for all age groups available. Library card required. Due to Hoopla’s popularity and budget constraints, the number of monthly Hoopla checkouts is five. If you are unable to obtain an item, please add it to your favorites.

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Looking for a book title that you cannot locate from your local library or a big store book chain? Find and download books from smaller, independent publishers and self-published authors on Enki.

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Enki California Digital Library

 This e-book resource uses geolocation to provide free access to anyone physically located in California, with no library card required, and no holds queue.  This does not provide access to the entire Enki catalog, but does provide access to over 5,300 titles in a wide variety of genres.

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RB Digital

Borrow or simply browse from this collection of your favorite digital magazines. All magazines offered are complete editions, with some including enhanced content such as audio and video. There is no waiting list, no need to return issues, and no limit to the number of magazines you can borrow.