Readers' Room


New devices can be confusing—so can old devices!—that’s why the library is offering one-on-one appointments to help you get started, troubleshoot, and answer questions about any of the e-book platforms below. To make an appointment, call the library at (925) 373-5570 or visit us in person. Appointments are available Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings on a first come first served basis.

OverDriveLivermore Public Digital Library (OverDrive) New
The Livermore Public Digital Library now offers our very own collection of popular downloadable eBooks and digital audiobooks through OverDrive.
Instructions for:    Getting Started    eBooks    Audiobooks
Mobile App    Troubleshooting    Help Videos    Various Devices

enki library
enki Library
The enki Library is a shared open source eBook network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. Currently enki Library offers access to PDF and EPUB ebook formats. Kindle formats are not available.
Getting Started

Freading offers more than 30,000 fiction and non-fiction eBooks which are available anytime, anywhere- there is never a hold list. Download and read on your computer, iPhone or iPad, most Android smartphones or tablets, Nook and other ereaders and Kindle Fire (not other Kindle devices). Each user will have 4 digital tokens per week to "spend" on Freading ebooks (cost is 1-4 tokens per ebook) and most renewals are free.
Freading How To Guide When you get to the log in, make sure to capitalize the PLIV in your library barcode.

Books 24x7
A collection of full-text books that may be read online. Look for IT and other technical topics in IT Pro or read about health and wellness, daily living (consumer tips, financial) and more in the Well-Being Essentials collection.

EBSCOhost (formerly known as NetLibrary)
eBooks- A collection of full text, searchable books including general interest titles along with Cliffs Notes, computer books, and career books that may be read online, or downloaded in some cases.
Downloaded eBooks may be transferred to supported devices.
iPad or Android Tablet Guide iPhone or Android Phone Mac or Windows Computer User Guide
Audiobooks- A collection of 165+ fiction titles that may be downloaded to your computer and listened to there, or transferred to supported devices. User Guide

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