Ebooks is a service offered by the Salinas Public Library. Currently, there is not a universal ebook reader device or service provider. Please read the information below to determine if the content provided will be compatible with your device. We can currently support the KindleFire, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo, both Droid and Windows based devices, as well as Mac and PC computers.
If you would like to place a purchase request for an ebook title please click HERE.
Axis 360 eBooks & Audiobooks
Axis 360 offers eBooks for tablets, smartphones, and computers. Audiobooks are offered for Apple and Android tablet and smartphone users. Use your Salinas Public Library card to checkout downloadable books anywhere you are! An internet connection is needed to download books, then ebooks and audiobooks can be read "offline" at any time.
- From a computer, checkout books using the Axis 360 website.
- From an Apple or Android tablet or smartphone, checkout books using the Axis360 app, available for free from your device's app store.
- From a Kindle Fire, checkout books using the AxisReader app, available for free (the link to download app is included below).
Axis360 YouTube Instruction Videos can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/Axis360Support
Enki is another option you can use to check out library books on your tablet, smart phone, or computer. Use your Web Browser to checkout downloadable ebooks from the Enki website.
The Enki website tutorial page lists the "BlueFire Reader" app as another optional app that can be used to read Enki eBooks. Instructions for this app are found on the Enki TUTORIAL PAGE.
Marshall Cavendish eBooks
Marshall Cavendish eBooks are non-fiction books for children. Find out about places, people, science and history! For information about connecting to and using this service please see the FAQs.
California Missions eBooks
Access full-text eBooks published by Follett. Click HERE and then enter:
Username: missions Password: missions.
Ebooks can be viewed online or with Adobe Reader. Below are are links to quick facts about the missions for you to access, but if you need access to the full text, please follow the instructions above.
- Mission La Purisima Concepción, 1787
- Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, 1791
- Mission San Antonio de Padua, 1771
- Mission San Buenaventura, 1782
- Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo, 1770
- Mission San Diego de Alcala, 1769
- Mission San Fernando, Rey de España, 1797
- Mission San Francisco de Asis, 1776
- Mission San Francisco de Solano, 1823
- Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, 1771
- Mission San Jose, 1797
- Mission San Juan Bautista, 1797
- Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1776
- Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, 1772
- Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, 1798
- Mission San Miguel Arcangel, 1797
- Mission San Rafael Arcangel, 1817
- Mission Santa Barbara, 1786
- Mission Santa Clara de Asis, 1777
- Mission Santa Cruz, 1791
- Mission Santa Ines, 1804
You can find further information on California Missions, California Indians, Mission Life, Ranchos, Explorers, Governors, and History of California by the Decades on the Social Studies Fact Cards website: California Fact Cards.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications - The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general key word.
Inkmesh - This site allows you to search for ebooks by author or title. You can also limit it by device type. There are many free ebooks to be found here, but it will also point you towards pay sites if you want to purchase an ebook that isn’t available for free. (Content for Kindle, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook)
Project Gutenberg - You won’t find any new best sellers here, but if you are looking for an older ebook which is no longer copyrighted, this is your place. All the ebooks available through Project Gutenberg are free and available in a number of formats (Variety of ebook formats available)
University of Pennsylvania’s Online Books - Thousands of titles available to be read online for free. The site is easily searched. And if you feel like being overwhelmed, you can browse it too. (Variety of ebook formats available)
Open Library - Their stated goal is to create a webpage for every book ever published. Best of luck with that. But in the meantime, there are a huge number of e-books available through them. You do need to open an account with Open Library in order to “check out” their e-books. (Variety of ebook formats available)