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

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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Read full digital copies of your favorite magazines on a computer, tablet, smartphone, or mobile device.

How does it work?

  • You’ll need your San Bernardino County Library card & a computer or device with internet access (data rates may apply when downloading to a smartphone or device)
  • Using the library’s free Zinio magazine service requires the creation of two accounts - a Library Zinio account to view the County Library’s collection and a free account to read magazines online or via the Zinio app on your mobile device. Follow these steps below to create both accounts. (We recommend using the same email & password.)

Create a Library Zinio account to browse and check out

1.     Go to the  to create your account.

2.     Enter your library card number.

3.     Enter your name, email and create a password. You will receive a welcome email to confirm your account.

4.     Begin browsing the Library Zinio magazine collection.

Create a free account to read your magazines

1.     Browse the library’s collection and click a cover to check out a magazine.

2.     First-time users must enter an email address and password to create a free account (for your next visit, click on SIGN IN HERE).

3.     In your account, click on YOUR LIBRARY to read the magazines you have checked out.

Install the Zinio Reader App

  • Visit your device’s app store to download and install the free Zinio app for Apple iOSAndroidKindle Fire, Blackberry, Windows 8PC, or Mac.
    Note: Use the Zinio app only to read your magazines. Browse and check out magazines using a Web browser & your Library Zinio account.

Read your Magazines

  • Read your magazines using your computer browser or the Zinio Reader app on your tablet, smartphone, or mobile device. For optimal viewing, we recommend using the free Zinio Reader App. Depending on your device, click on READ or a book icon to read your magazines.

Checking Out Additional Magazines

Managing Your Account

  • Note: is a commercial website and will have advertisements for magazines not offered by the Library, as well as more adult content. Go to ACCOUNT SETTINGS to stop receiving unwanted sample magazines, emails from, or to block adult content.
  • To edit your collection to remove magazines, connect to your account. Click YOUR LIBRARY at the top of the browser page. Click EDIT YOUR READING LIST. Use the dropdown arrows to select the title you wish to cancel. Click the red X button to remove, then click DONE.

Need help?


  • What magazines are available? How many can I check out? Over 100 titles are available from your library. Please see our list below. You can check out as many magazines as you wish.
  • How can I read old copies? Only the current title is available in Zinio.
  • Can I read the magazine on both my computer and iPad? Yes, you can download the magazine in a number of formats including the computer, iPad, Android tablet, & smartphone.
  • Why didn't I get the next copy of the magazine when it became available? You need to return to the Library’s Zinio website to check out the next issue of the magazine.
  • How long do I get to keep the magazine? Do I need to return the magazines? You keep the magazine until you delete it from your computer or device. You do not need to return the magazine.
  • How do I download the Zinio app for the Kindle Fire? Please follow these instructions from Zinio for Kindle Fire users.

Available Magazines from San Bernardino County Library (All Titles Subject to change based Upon Publisher Licensing Agreement):

4 Wheel & Off Road

5280 Magazine


American Cowboy

American Craft

American Girl Magazine

Angels on Earth magazine

Arts & Crafts Homes

Audubon Magazine

Backcountry Magazine


Baseball America

Better Homes and Gardens


Bloomberg Businessweek


Car and Driver

Circle Track

Clean Eating

Cloth Paper Scissors

Columbia Journalism Review


Cosmopolitan for Latinas

Country Gardens

Country Living

Cruise International

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Digital Photo Pro


Do It Yourself

Dogs Life

Dr. Oz The Good Life






ESPN The Magazine


Every Day with Rachael Ray

Family Circle

Family Handyman


Field & Stream


Food Network Magazine


Foreign Policy



Golf Tips

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping-BuenHogar



Guitar Player

Harper's Bazaar

HGTV Magazine

Hot Rod

House Beautiful


Interweave Crochet

iPad & iPhone User

iPad for Parents

Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Knitter's Magazine

Kung Fu Tai Chi


Marie Claire

Martha Stewart Living

Martha Stewart Weddings

Men's Fitness

Men's Health

Men's Journal




Motor Trend

National Geographic Interactive

National Geographic Traveler Interactive

Natural Health

New York Review of Books



O, The Oprah Magazine

OK! Magazine

Outdoor Life



PC Magazine


Popular Mechanics

Popular Photography

Popular Science

Practical Horseman


Reader's Digest


Rolling Stone

Runner's World




Smithsonian Magazine


Sport Life - Mexico

Star Magazine

Taste of Home

Taste of Home Holiday

The Atlantic

The Complete Guide to PS4

The Economist

Thrasher Skateboard Magazine

Town & Country

Traditional Home


Us Weekly

Vanidades - Mexico

Vegetarian Times


Weight Watchers

Woman's Day

Women's Fitness Magazine

Women's Health

Woodworker's Journal

Working Mother

Xbox: The Official Magazine

Yoga Journal

Creating an Organic Garden

The Red Bulletin

Tulsa Book Review


Teaching Books
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