eBooks and Library Apps

The Library offers 24/7 access to a suite of e-resources for all ages, including eBooks, streaming and downloadable audiobooks, music, movies and more. 

To get started, you will need a Santa Monica Public Library card and an email. Download apps from the App Store to your device.

SMPL Mobile (App Store / Google Play) - Search the Santa Monica Public Library's collection of books, audiobooks, music and videos. Place holds, check your due dates, renew items, and get the availability information, anytime and anywhere.
Note: May not show all of our digital content.

Libby, by OverDrive - Discover and enjoy ebooks, digital magazines, and audiobooks for adults, kids & teens. Check out bestselling books and audiobooks, digital magazines, picture books, classics, and other high quality fiction and nonfiction titles selected by our librarians. Check out up to 20 ebooks or audiobooks at a time. Magazines do not count toward your checkout limit. Items are returned automatically.

Hoopla Digital - Stream or download (app only) a vast collection of ebooks, audiobooks, comics, music and video for all ages, in multiple languages. Everything is always available, so you never have to place holds. Borrow up to 6 items per calendar month.

Brainfuse/Help Now - Get live, one-to-one homework help from a trained tutor. Online tutoring in math, science, language arts, and social studies for students in grades 3-12 and those in introductory college courses. Adult learners can get help with the GED test, US Citizenship test, and more. Spanish-speaking tutors are available. Available every day (except holidays) from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Mango Languages - Learn a new language with this award-winning online language-learning resource. PhD-created and linguist-approved software teaches real conversations with more than 70 language courses, including ESL tailored to native speakers of 21 international languages, and Pirate! Create your free account and start learning a new language today.

TumbleBooks - Animated, talking picture books teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks combine animation, sound, music, and narration to create an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you.