E-Books & Audiobooks
Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks
Your Lake County Library card provides access to ebooks and downloadable audiobooks through Overdrive and through Enki Library.
About Overdrive Help with Overdrive
Lake County Library is proud to partner with Sonoma and Mendocino County Library to offer you best-selling and classic eBooks and downloadable audiobooks available 24/7 from the library’s digital collection, powered through Overdrive.
You can browse the collection, borrow with your library card, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eReader. Many borrowed eBooks and audiobooks can be enjoyed immediately in your web browser or can be downloaded to the free OverDrive app for mobile devices. Digital titles can also be enjoyed on tablets and eReader devices such as the iPad®, NOOK®, and Kindle®. No matter how you plan to enjoy, titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!
With hundreds of popular titles to choose from, this new collection is guaranteed to have something for everyone. You can enjoy best-selling novels and much more anytime, anywhere.
This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free with your library card. To get started enjoying eBooks and audiobooks visit http://downloads.sonomalibrary.org.
About Enki Help with ENKI
Enki, an eBook platform created by libraries for libraries, is named after the Sumerian God of mischief, intelligence and creativity. The name is apropos; the platform was founded by Califa, a non-profit library cooperative, and the Contra Costa County Library to upend the public eBook environment and create a unique place for literary discovery.
Any library card holder can now log onto enkilibrary.org, browse its massive collection and access exclusive books only available on the platform. In addition to thousands of popular eBooks ranging from modern non-fiction hit 1000 Places to See Before You Die to the classic novel 1984, Enki also hosts local indie writers and unpublished works from bestselling authors.
Behind the scenes, Enki is transforming the eBook industry one library system at a time by providing a free, open-source eBook platform that comes with discount access to a statewide collection of eBooks. Individual libraries can then purchase their own copies directly from publishers, preventing libraries, authors and publishers alike from losing money in the transaction. No other eBook platform offers this arrangement.
Enki currently offers access to eBooks in PDF and EPUB formats from publishers including Workman, McGraw-Hill, Smashwords, Akashic and nearly fifty others. Explore the Enki collection at www.enkilibrary.org or learn more about the project at www.califa.org/enkilibrary.