San Bernardino County Library Now Offers Download Audiobooks, eBooks, Music, and Video Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere!


About OverDrive


San Bernardino County Library has expanded its services with audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video, available to download from the library’s website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting http://yourdigitallibraryURL. 

Users may browse the library’s website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

OverDrive is a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers serving millions of end users. OverDrive has been named to the EContent 100 as a company that matters most in the digital content industry. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, OH.



About Gale Virtual Reference Library


Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7 without any user or time limits! Every library creates their own eBook collection, so you can access eBooks hand selected for the library patrons of San Bernardino County. Within the product you will find reference eBooks on a range of topics such as travel, technology, history, biography, children’s reference titles, business, education, science and much more! You can access GVRL easily with a library card on your home computer, tablet or mobile phone. For more information, watch a short video or read instructions below.



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