eBooks & Downloadables

Pasadena Public Library offers eBooks, Audiobooks, and music available to download for free through the  services listed below. Select the format you’re interested to see what we offer as well as to find help links for each service. Still have questions? Visit our Questions & Help page to ask us more!

eBooks & Audiobooks

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Libby / OverDrive 

OverDrive eBooks & Audiobooks can be downloaded to your computer or an Android or iOS device via the OverDrive app. The library owns a set number of copies of each OverDrive title, so you may have to wait until a copy “returned” in before you can borrow it. The Libby app is the most convenient and flexible way to check out OverDrive content. The Libby app is available in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and is available in a web browser at https://libbyapp.com

Help with OverDrive

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Cloud Library

The Cloud Library allows you to borrow and read eBooks and eAudiobooks. The newly redesigned app includes all new navigation and personalization, making it easier than ever to find eBooks or Audiobooks from your local public library. This app includes a fully functional reader allowing the user to read their ebook directly in the app, as well as bookmark and save the position of their book across devices. It also includes an Audiobook player, allowing the user to download, play and listen to their books offline.

Help with Cloud Library

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ENKI Library

enki is a California eBook platform created by librarians where you will find popular indie fiction and nonfiction genres including romance, mysteries, graphic novels, crafts, encyclopedias, cookbooks, short stories, essays, study guides as well as classic literature with new, orginal bookjacket art. Indulge your curiosity!

Help with ENKI

Music, Movies & More

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hoopla

Find eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming video (movies and TV), music, and digital comics and graphic novels anytime, from anywhere. When you go to hoopladigital.com for the first time, you will be asked to create a login (email and password), then you will select "Pasadena Public Library" and enter your Pasadena Public Library barcode. That's it! with the hoopla app or in your web browser on a computer, you'll be able to browse and check out content to read, listen and view!

Digital Magazines & Comics

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Flipster

 

Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. Magazines can be downloaded to Android™ phones and tablets, Apple® phones and tables, and Kindle Fire tablets for offline reading anytime, anywhere.

 


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hoopla

Find digital comics and graphic novels to check out and read--for all ages! From Big Nate to Watchmen, you're covered!

PPL2GO APP

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PPL2GO App Store/iOS

PPL2GO Google Play/Android Store

Are you on a mobile device? Download the FREE Pasadena Public Library app. PPL2GO lets you search the library catalog, view your account, check out eBooks, manage your holds and checkouts, and much more–all from wherever you are.

Please visit our brief video tutorial about the app, and a playlist of other tutorials about our catalog, on the PPL YouTube channel.

Need Help?

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