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).

iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch:
view instructions
download Axis360

Android Tablets & Devices:
view instructions
download Axis360

Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX:
view instructions
download AxisReader

Computer, Laptop, Nook, Sony Reader, or Kobo:
view instructions
download Adobe Digital Editions.
Download books to your computer using Adobe Digital Editions. You can read them on your computer or transfer the books to your Nook using a USB cord.
download Acoustik for Nook only.

Axis360 YouTube Instruction Videos can be found at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/Axis360Support

Enki eBooks

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 eBooks can be read online at the Enki website. To download the eBooks to your device and read offline, the eBooks can be downloaded to the "Axis Reader" app and "Adobe Digital Editions," which are the same apps used to read books from Axis360.

Download Links for the AxisReader app
AxisReader for iPhone or iPad
AxisReader for Android device
AxisReader for Kindle Fire

Download Link for Adobe Digital Editions:
Adobe Digital Editions for Computers.

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.

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.

    Non-Library eBooks

    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)