Ebooks is a new service offered by 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, and both Droid and Windows based devices.
If you would like to place a purchase request for an ebook title please click HERE.
Axis 360 eBooks
Axis 360 - Use your Salinas Public Library card to “checkout” downloadable ebooks. You can search for ebook titles using the library’s catalog or the Axis 360 site.
The Axis 360 ebooks require the Blio app, which is currently compatible with Windows for PC, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch), Kindle Fire and Android.
To put Axis 360 ebooks on a Nook, Sony Reader, or Kobo device, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions software on your PC. Download books to your pc using Adobe Digital Editions, then transfer the book to your Nook using a USB cord. For detailed instructions, please click on the following link: instructions for PDF format.
Checkout process for Axis 360 ebooks for Kindle Fire, iOS, & Android:
- Visit the browser-based Axis 360 site on a computer or iPad web browser
- Login to Axis 360 with your Library Card # and PIN (try the last 4 digits of your phone numer) - the link is at the top right corner of the screen
- Browse or search for titles and select up to FIVE items for for checkout - 'Checkout Now' will give you your title for 21 days
- Select green 'Confirm Checkout' link at the bottom of your page
- Login with your Blio ID - if you do not have a Blio ID, select the 'Create new Blio account' at the bottom of the login screen and then login
- Open your Blio app (for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, for Android, for Windows)
- Sync your app
- Upon completion of download, tap book to start reading
- Download step-by-step instructions HERE
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. Ebooks can be viewed online or with Adobe Reader.
- 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
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)