eLibrary – Always Open

The eLibrary keeps the pages turning in your life, 24x7, rain, shine or...whatever!

From the comfort of your own home, Palo Alto City Library offer a variety of resources including:

  • eBooks and audiobooks
  • streaming movies
  • digital magazines and newspapers
All you need is a library card and your favorite device.

eBooks and Audiobooks

The eLibrary offers a number of apps for accessing eBooks and audiobooks.

If you're new to digital books, begin by looking at our Getting Started with eBooks and eMedia guide.


Streaming Movies and TV

Ready to binge? We've got several apps for that.
Our collection of streaming movies on Kanopy is especially good, including award-winning films from Hollywood and international studios.


Digital Magazines and Newspapers

Keep up on the situation in your community and around the world with the eLibrary's collection of media publications, available to you online, anytime.
Highlights include:
  • Washington Post Online
  • New York Times Online
  • And popular magazines like Wired, Discover and National Geographic