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About Digital and E-Books

Digital books are the digital versions of print books, including downloadable audiobooks for listening and eBooks for on-screen reading. The Upland Public Library offers different online collections of digital books: bestselling fiction and nonfiction, current topics, and favorite classics from OverDrive; in addition, we also offer e-magazine checkouts to many popular titles. Once you download an eBook or digital audiobook to your computer or laptop, you can view or listen to it, or transfer it to a supported portable device.  In addition, Overdrive offers mobile apps to download directly to your cell phone. 

Brittanica School and Escolar

To access Britannica School, please click here. To access Escolar (En Espanol): click here.

*Library card required.

The Upland Public Library is proud to partner with the California State Library to provide K-12 users Britannica School and Escolar. These resources are great tools for research and homework help!

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and separate databases for Elementary, Middle, and High school.

Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource that is universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish.

Kanopy

To access Kanopy, please click here and sign up for an account with your Library card.

*Library card required.

With the motto of "thoughtful entertainment," Kanopy provides patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.

Offering what the New York Times calls a garden of cinematic delights, Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world's best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, MusicBox Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers.

*NEW* The New York Times

*Library Card Required.

Access the New York Times online for free with the Upland Public Library! Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, as well as articles on business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education and real estate.

STEP 1: To enjoy complementary access to The NY Times, click here.

STEP 2: Click REDEEM (The code should already be applied)

STEP 3: Create an account, or log into an existing account

OverDrive

To access OverDrive eBooks and digital audiobooks from the Southern California Digital Library, you will need:
  • A valid library card - If your card number begins with P, please update your account at the Circulation Desk. The default PIN is the cardholder's last 4 digits of the phone number.
  • Access to the Internet.
  • Free software for the device on which you wish to use your digital book (Adobe Digital Editions or Mobipocket Reader for eBooks, OverDrive Media Console™for audio books).

Please click here to visit our Southern California Digital Library website.

RBdigital

Browse from our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.  Please click here to visit the RBdigital website.

*NEW* Sesame Street eBooks

*Library Card Required

You can now experience the fun and educational world of Sesame Street through ebooks. This collection of over 200 ebooks is free with your library card and includes interactive and read-along stories that are perfect for early readers. Click here to go to the website. 

You can now access Sesame Street eBooks with your mobile device through the app on your Apple or Android device!

Download the app and use the below login information to get started:

Username: upl@sesamestreet.org

Password: sesameebooks

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