E-Books and E-Audiobooks
E-Book & E-Audiobook Collections:
Larkspur Library has thousands of e-books and e-audiobooks that you can checkout and download to your computer, tablet or smart phone, Kindle or other e-reader.
You will need your library card number and PIN to sign in. Forgot your PIN, or don't have one? Click here for information that will help. You can also call us at 415-927-5134 to speak to a reference librarian.
Overdrive is one of our largest collections, with over 7,000 e-books and audiobooks titles available for you to download. It is compatible with most devices, including Kindles.
Need help? Here are several ways to get help.
- Call us at 927-5134 and ask for a reference librarian.
- Consult the Overdrive Help page.
Printable Step-by-Step Instructions for downloading Overdrive materials:
Downloading to a Kindle (Paperwhite, Touch, 3 or 4)
Downloading to an Ipad, Ipod or Iphone
Other Tablet Computers:
Downloading to a Tablet (Kindle Fire, Nook Color HD, or Android)
3M Cloud Library
This collection provides eBooks that you can download via the Cloud Library app. 3M Cloud Library allows access to your eBooks across different devices, including iPads, iPhones, Android phones and devices, Nooks, Kobos and PCs.
- Downloadable; check out up to 8 titles at a time; place up to 10 titles on hold.
- Best for iPads, NOOKs, PCs or smartphones; not compatible with older Kindles; can be used with Kindle Tablets using a ‘sideload’ technique. Wyoming Libraries has a helpful, written tutorial.
- ePub eBooks only (no audiobooks)
- Best for popular fiction/nonfiction and books with color images
- Selections for adults, teens and children
- 3M Cloud Library FAQs
This digital collection has over 16,000 titles, with a focus on works from small presses and self-published materials. Ebooks are downloadable to your computer or mobile device.
Safari Tech Books Online
The Safari Tech Books Online is a shared collection of e-Books on computer topics including titles published by O’Reilly Press.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
The Gale Virtual Reference Library includes a selection of recent reference works covering the topics:
Free E-Book Vendors
Here are a number of links to vendors who provide access to free e-Books.
LibriVox, founded in 2005, is the largest and oldest provider of free audiobooks. Their goal is to provide free audiobook versions of every public domain book on the internet.
Project Gutenberg is the oldest and most well-known source for free e-Books (36,000 texts).
eJunto is a nonprofit which specializes in American History and philosophy.
ThoughtAudio has books in philosophy, political science and a number a literary classics such as Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack London and James Joyce.
Voices in the Dark has a collection of science-fiction, gothic and horror - Lovecraft, D. H. Lawrence, Kipling, Poe and others.