Readers' Room

Digital Books & Magazines

Need help with the services below? The library offers one-on-one appointments to help you get started. To make an appointment, call (925) 373-5570 or visit us in person. Appointments are available Wednesday mornings on a first come first served basis.

Zinio eMagazines

Zinio eMagazines
Offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Popular titles are always available to keep as long as you like.
FAQs     App for Android     App for iPad/iPhone     Desktop Computer Instructions


Livermore Public Digital Library (OverDrive)
Collection of popular downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive. 
How To Videos      Get Started      eBook Help      eAudiobook Help
Troubleshooting     Compatible Devices & Platforms

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    Getting Started Video Tutorial    Help


FREADING offers 30,000+ eBooks--always available, no need to place holds. You get 3 book checkouts per week. Download and read on your computer, iPhone or iPad, most Android devices, Nook and other ereaders and Kindle Fire (not other Kindle devices). Books can be renewed for a 2-week period by going back to the book display on the website and hitting the download button again.     FAQs
How-To Guide When you log in, capitalize the "PLIV" in your library barcode.


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

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)
General-interest fiction and nonfiction eBooks, CliffsNotes™, computer and career manuals, etc. to read online or download and transfer to compatible devices
EBSCO eBooks Quick Guide and EBSCO eBooks How-To Guide.

EBSCO eAudiobooks Download and listen to fiction audiobooks on your computer, or transfer to supported devicesEBSCO eAudiobooks How-To Guide.

Take me back to the Virtual Library (electronic resources).