Overdrive

Generously supported by a private donor.

​Overdrive has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available for our patrons.

Borrow up to 10 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

Go to Tulare County Library’s OverDrive Collection, then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 10 items on your hold shelf.

If you’re on a mobile iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, we recommend downloading the Libby app. If you’re on a Kindle Fire, we suggest downloading the original OverDrive app.

Prefer using a Kindle? Find a Kindle Book to borrow. You can see all of your library's Kindle Books by selecting the Kindle Books link near the top of the site. Select Borrow. If prompted, sign into your library.Then, select Borrow again. After you borrow the title, select

You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the ebook.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the OverDrive help page.

 

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

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CloudLibrary

CloudLibrary has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks available to read or listen in a web browser or on a mobile device using the cloudLibrary app.

 

Borrow up to 3 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, download the cloudLibrary App.

Once the app is installed, find our library (SJVLS - Tulare County Public Library), then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 5 items on your hold shelf. 

Prefer using an eReader? Transfer eBooks to most eReaders (except Kindle) with a computer.

 

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

How does it work?

No library card is necessary to access these titles. Go http://www.gutenberg.org/ and use one of the Search methods on the home page, or try using the Bookshelves to browse by genre, age group, and topic. Read online or download a free copy of the eBook to keep. 

 

Most titles on Project Gutenberg were published before 1924. To access more current titles, check out Libby or cloudLibrary

 

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Project Gutenberg How-To page.

Libby

Generously supported by a private donor.

Libby has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available for our patrons.

Borrow up to 10 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, download the new Libby app. If you’re on a Kindle Fire, we suggest downloading the original OverDrive app.

Once the app is installed, find our library (Tulare County Public Library), then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 10 items on your hold shelf.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Libby app under the “Help & Support” menu or the Libby Help Site.

Prefer using a Kindle? Go to Shelf > Loans.Tap Actions, then Read Books With… Tap Kindle to open books that way by default, or tap I Have No Preference to choose how you open a book each time.

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

Valley Cat

The Valley Cat app enables you to see your account information, access a digital copy of your library card, search our catalogue. 

 

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from all of our eLibrary services from one convenient app!

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, or Android, devices, download the SJVLS Library Catalog app.

Once the app is installed, Login to our library using your library card and pin numbers, then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number. 

If the eBook you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow.

Want to request books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other physical items for pick up service through the Valley Cat app? Go to our Library Pick Up page to learn how.

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

Digital Library

Access the library anywhere and read eBooks on your phone, Kindle, or computer!

eBooks

We have three services that offer eBooks:

Library Cards

Don’t have a library card? Apply for an eCard to get instant access to our entire eLibrary.

Overdrive

Generously supported by a private donor.

​Overdrive has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available for our patrons.

Borrow up to 10 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

Go to Tulare County Library’s OverDrive Collection, then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 10 items on your hold shelf.

If you’re on a mobile iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, we recommend downloading the Libby app. If you’re on a Kindle Fire, we suggest downloading the original OverDrive app.

Prefer using a Kindle? Find a Kindle Book to borrow. You can see all of your library's Kindle Books by selecting the Kindle Books link near the top of the site. Select Borrow. If prompted, sign into your library.Then, select Borrow again. After you borrow the title, select

You'll be taken to Amazon's website to finish getting the ebook.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the OverDrive help page.

 

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button                on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg has over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

How does it work?

No library card is necessary to access these titles. Go http://www.gutenberg.org/ and use one of the Search methods on the home page, or try using the Bookshelves to browse by genre, age group, and topic. Read online or download a free copy of the eBook to keep. 

 

Most titles on Project Gutenberg were published before 1924. To access more current titles, check out Libby or cloudLibrary

 

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Project Gutenberg How-To page.

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CloudLibrary

CloudLibrary has thousands of eBooks and audiobooks available to read or listen in a web browser or on a mobile device using the cloudLibrary app.

 

Borrow up to 3 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, download the cloudLibrary App.

Once the app is installed, find our library (SJVLS - Tulare County Public Library), then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 5 items on your hold shelf. 

Prefer using an eReader? Transfer eBooks to most eReaders (except Kindle) with a computer.

 

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button                on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

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Valley Cat

The Valley Cat app enables you to see your account information, access a digital copy of your library card, search our catalogue. 

 

Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks from all of our eLibrary services from one convenient app!

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, or Android, devices, download the SJVLS Library Catalog app.

Once the app is installed, Login to our library using your library card and pin numbers, then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number. 

If the eBook you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow.

Want to request books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other physical items for pick up service through the Valley Cat app? Go to our Library Pick Up page to learn how.

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button                on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

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Start Here

Access the library anywhere and read eBooks on your phone, Kindle, or computer!

eBooks

We have three services that offer eBooks:

Library Cards

Don’t have a library card? Apply for an eCard to get instant access to our entire eLibrary.

Libby

Generously supported by a private donor.

Libby has thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks available for our patrons.

Borrow up to 10 items. eBooks automatically expire at the end of the lending period – no returns necessary and you’ll never have to worry about overdue fines.

How does it work?

If you’re on iOS, Android, or Windows 10 devices, download the new Libby app. If you’re on a Kindle Fire, we suggest downloading the original OverDrive app.

Once the app is installed, find our library (Tulare County Public Library), then browse our collection, find an eBook, and borrow it using your library card number.

If the book you want is checked out, simply place a hold and you’ll get an email when it’s ready to borrow. You can have up to 10 items on your hold shelf.

Detailed instructions and help can be found on the Libby app under the “Help & Support” menu or the Libby Help Site.

Prefer using a Kindle? Go to Shelf > Loans.Tap Actions, then Read Books With… Tap Kindle to open books that way by default, or tap I Have No Preference to choose how you open a book each time.

Having trouble logging in? Use the ref chat button                on our website or call your local branch to speak with a librarian.

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Digital Library

Read online, download, and stream thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks!

Start

Here