Friday, June 22, 2018

Services

Digital Collections - Downloadables

books on shelves

If you need a quick how-to, just visit Library Digital Offerings to learn how to access our digital downloads on your device. 

With digital downloads, your public library is open 24/7! The San Antonio Public Library offers a variety of ways to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and movies on your personal mobile device or computer. All you need to access these free services is your San Antonio Public Library Card. *Certain services will also require the creation of a username and password. Click on each service below to learn more. 

The San Antonio Public Library has been an eBook lending partner since 2007. This was the year SAPL acquired the eBook/eAudiobook lending service, OverDrive. While not the only eBook service the library uses, OverDrive Digital Library is definitely the most popular. Another eBook service is OneClickDigital which is an eAudiobook lending service.

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What is an eBook?

An eBook is a book that is read through electronic means; in fact, the word eBook comes from the shortened words "electronic" and "book." Books can be read on computers, tablets, and smart phones making the world of reading more convenient than ever!

SAPL Collections

Hoopla (provided by BiblioTech) - offers access to hundreds of eBooks (as well as movies, TV shows, music and audiobook titles) Resources from BiblioTech require a Bexar County Library card. To sign up, visit bexarbibliotech.org

Free eBooks

eBooks Help

What is an eAudioBook?

An eAudiobook is an audiobook that is available for download in a digital format. Find out more about eAudioBooks.

SAPL Collections

Hoopla (provided by BiblioTech) - offers access to hundreds of audiobooks (as well as movies, TV shows, music and ebooks) Resources from BiblioTech require a Bexar County Library card. To sign up, visit bexarbibliotech.org

Free eAudioBooks

  • LibriVox - Offers free public domain audio books

eAudioBooks Help

What is eLearning?

eLearning is learning from digital video or audio files that can be streamed or downloaded.

  • Universal Class - Over 500 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) level courses covering 30 subject areas, such as personal finance, pet and animal care, career training, health and medicine and GED preparation. Learn from professional instructors who provide grading and feedback to track your learning process.

  • Learning Express - Learning Express Library provides tutorials on basic computer skills, software, math and reading skills for elementary, middle and high school levels, and U.S. citizenship.

  • Lynda.com (provided by BiblioTech) - This leading on-line learning platform helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Access Lynda.com's video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Resources from BiblioTech require a Bexar County Library card. To sign up, visit Bibliotech

  • Mango Languages (provided by BiblioTech) - choose from dozens of languages and learn by listening to native speakers and engaging in the interactive lessons offered through this user-friendly language instruction tool. ESL courses are also available. To sign up, visit Bibliotech

What is an eMovie

A digital version of a movie you can stream and watch online.

SAPL Collections

Hoopla (provided by BiblioTech) - offers access to hundreds of movies and TV shows (as well as eBooks, music and audiobook titles) Resources from BiblioTech require a Bexar County Library card. To sign up, visit bexarbibliotech.org

eMovies Help