Readers' Room

eBooks and eAudiobooks

New devices can be confusing—so can old devices! That’s why the library offers one-on-one appointments to help you get started, troubleshoot, and answer questions about any of the eBook 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.


Livermore Public Digital Library (OverDrive)
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    Help


FREADING offers 30,000+ eBooks--always available, no need to place holds. Download and read on your computer, iPhone or iPad, most Android devices, Nook and other ereaders and Kindle Fire (not other Kindle devices). Get 4 digital tokens a week to spend on FREADING eBooks, which cost 1-4 tokens. Most renewals are free.
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.

(formerly NetLibrary)
eBooks Full text searchable general-interest titles, CliffsNotes, computer and career manuals to read online, or download in some cases. Downloadable eBooks may be transferred to supported devices: iPad or Android Tablet, iPhone or Android Phone, Mac or Windows Computer, User Guide for eBooks.
Audiobooks 165+ fiction titles that may be downloaded to your computer and listened to there, or transferred to supported devicesUser Guide for Audiobooks.

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