Saturday, March 24, 2018


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.


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

Free eBooks

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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

Free eAudioBooks

  • LibriVox - Offers free public domain audio books

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What is an eMovie

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

SAPL Collections

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