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Android

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier.

You will need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Android 5.0+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the Google Play store.
  • For iOS 9+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the App store.
  • For Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, access Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com (Note: Downloading books for offline use is not available for this version of Libby. Users will need to be connected to the internet at all times.)
  • For Kindle, you can transfer titles (instructions below) to your Kindle eReader or Tablet by using one of the devices mentioned above.
How it works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindleor,
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
    • Note: If you want to choose where to read every time you borrow a title, select I Have No Reading Preference.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection. Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • If the title is unavailable, tap the Place Hold button to reserve a copy. When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold.
    • If a title is already available, tap the Borrow button, then tap Read Book or Play Audiobook. If you had set your reading preferences to Kindle, you can select the option Read with Kindle and follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account and then sync it to your Kindle eReader or Tablet.
    • Note: You can always access your holds and borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Holds tab shows the progress of your holds. And the Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
    • To adjust your eBook reading settings, tap the center of the screen to bring up the reading interface. You can tap on tools like Zoom, Search, Chapters, adjust the text size, font, backlighting, etc.
    • For audiobooks, you can tap the dial icon to increase or decrease the playback speed, tap the moon icon to turn on a sleep timer, press and drag the circle with the number 15 on the timeline to skip forward or back 15 seconds, and press the play button to start listening.
Setting Kindle as your Primary Reading Preference:

Take the steps below if you did not set your primary reading preference to Kindle in the above instructions in step #3.

  • Go to the Libby menu (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.).
  • Under Help & Support, tap Read Books With...
  • Tap Kindle Apps & Devices.

After you change this setting:

  • You'll see a Read With Kindle link immediately after borrowing a Kindle-compatible book.
  • You'll still need to select Read With Kindle to finish sending each book to your Kindle.
  • If you also want to read the book on Libby, tap Manage Loan and select Read With... to select Libby This App as your other option.

See “Transferring OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle” for instructions on how to transfer OverDrive titles from the Libby app or OverDrive in the browser to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:
    • Borrow the title within 3 days.
    • Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, you will receive the next available copy.
    • Cancel the hold.
    • Note: If you take no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled.
  • After the lending period, the eBook/audiobook will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your loan early or renew your loan), tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and tap Next.
  2. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, and then tap Login.
  4. You’ll be directed to the Home screen where users have access to a copy of their library barcode, current checkouts, and library push notifications. You can also personalize your information by adding a nickname, and getting creative with genre based avatars and custom color themes. To view your barcode, tap on the barcode icon.
    Note: You can add more than one library card to the app.

    • To add another card, tap on View Cards.
    • Tap +Add New.
    • Users will be prompted to login again using the card information they would like to add.
  5. To check out a book, you can either tap on Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Tap the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Tap Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. 
  • You have the option to renew a title 3 days prior to your loan expiring. If there are no holds, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes accessing eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet easier.

You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next, it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next, Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindle, or
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection.
    • Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.) on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage, select Magazines Guide to explore magazines by subject or browse for all titles available in the collection. Alternatively, tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. For example, if you want to only explore magazines, you can tap “Format” and select “Magazines” and the app will only display magazines. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • Tap the Borrow button and select the lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, then tap Borrow to confirm.
    • Note: You can always access your borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
  8. While reading a magazine:
    • Tap or swipe to turn the page.
    • To navigate to different parts of the magazine, tap the center of the screen to show or hide the navigation bar and timeline.
      • The navigation bar (at the top of the screen) includes different features in the reader and a Back button to go back to your Shelf.
      • The timeline (at the bottom of the screen) shows your place in the article, your bookmarks, and your highlights.
    • To zoom in, you can use the Zoom icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or if you’re on the touch screen you can pinch your fingers to zoom in and out.
    • You can also adjust the appearance including text scale and background lighting.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline, unless you’re using the Libby app in your browser at libbyapp.com.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your magazine early, tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • To be notified about a new issue being available, select the magazine title, tap Borrow, tap notify, and select if you want to be notified by push notification or email.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and find your library by tapping on Get Started.
  2. Allow location services. Choose Santa Clara County Library District and tap on Log In.
  3. Enter your library barcode number and tap on Sign In.
  4. The Explore (All Magazine) screen opens. To browse magazines tap on the hamburger icon (Hamburger three horizontal bars menu icon.) and choose the category you’re interested in.
    You can also tap the magnifying glass icon (magnifying glass) and search for specific titles.
  5. Select a magazine then tap Download.
  6. When the download is complete, tap on the Read button to view the magazine.
  7. If you wish to delete the magazine from your device, tap on the trashcan icon (trash can).
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first open the app, Freegal might ask to access your location. Tap Allow or Don’t Allow to continue. If you choose not to allow access, enter your zip code, and then tap the Continue button.
  2. A list of libraries will appear. Select your library location e.g. “Santa Clara County Library” and enter your library card information. Tap Log In.
  3. You’re now ready to use Freegal! Browse or search for a particular song or artist.
  4. You have the choice to download (5 songs or 2 music videos per week), stream (unlimited) or add the song to your wishlist. Select a file or album, and tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) then select DownloadAdd to Streaming Playlist, or Add to Wishlist.
  5. Downloaded files and playlists are found in the My Music tab.
  6. Your wishlist is found in the Home tab.
  7. To delete or remove a song, tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) next to each song selection, and you will have the option to Remove Song.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

This collection offers reference eBooks on a variety of subjects for simultaneous use. You can read the collection online (tap PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text) or you can download the entire eBook to your mobile device. You can also download individual chapters as a PDF. If you prefer to download the eBook to your mobile device, please review the instructions below.

You Will Need
How It Works
Authorize Adobe Digital Editions App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you must authorize the app with your Adobe ID. Please Note: You will only need to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions app with your Adobe ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Adobe Digital Edition app from your device’s applications menu.
  2. Tap the Settings menu icon in the upper-left and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Authorize and enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.
  4. Note: Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID.
  5. Tap Authorize.
Search for EBSCO eBooks on Your Mobile Device
  1. Use your browser to log into the EBSCO Reference eBooks collection.
  2. Search and browse for a title.
Checkout and Download an eBook on an Apple Device
  1. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. Note: First time users will need to create a My EBSCOhost account.
  2. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format, indicate that you have Adobe Digital Editions or an equivalent app installed, and tap the Full Download button.
  3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  4. Tap the Download link that opens on a new browser tab and then tap the Open in… link.
  5. If Adobe Digital Editions isn’t available on the resulting menu, tap More.
    Note: Your workflow may vary slightly depending on the browser being used and the version of iOS your device is running. See below for downloading instructions when running iOS 13.1+ on your device.
  6. Tap Copy to Digital Editions from the Apps menu.
  7. Once the eBook downloads to Adobe Digital Editions, tap to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Downloading eBooks on iOS 13.1+
  1. Apple device users running iOS 13.1+ and downloading eBooks from the Safari browser will need to access the downloaded eBook file from the Files app.
  2. Tap the Download link on EBSCOhost to download an eBook. File is downloaded to the Files app on your device.
  3. After the file has finished downloading, open the Files app.
  4. Tap the downloaded eBook file in the Files app.
  5. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.
  6. If Adobe Digital Editions isn’t available on the resulting menu, tap More.
  7. Tap Copy to Digital Editions from the Apps menu.
  8. Once the eBook downloads to Adobe Digital Editions, tap to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Checkout and Download an eBook on an Android Device
  1. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. Note: First time users will need to register for a My EBSCOhost account.
  2. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format and tap the Full Download button.
  3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  4. After the download has finished, tap the downloaded eBook file from the pull-down menu at the top of your device’s screen or from the Downloads area.
  5. Once the downloaded eBook opens, you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • Unlimited access to the entire EBSCO Reference eBook collection.
  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.

Rosetta Stone offers a free mobile app for AndroidiOS, and Kindle Fire. When logging in, always start in the browser and log in from this website first.

  1. First-time users: Download and install the Rosetta Stone mobile app, but do not open it.
  2. On your mobile device, open a browser and log in to Rosetta Stone from our website first.
  3. Select the “Rosetta Stone Library Solution” link.
  4. Log in with your email address and password, then select a language.
    • Note: Enter your email address where it says “Username.”
  5. Click the “Sign In” button.
  6. Click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link.
  7. A pop-up message will display that reads Open this page in “Rosetta Stone”? — Select “Open.” You will be re-directed to the app store for you device to either download or open the app.
  8. Once you are inside the lessons, you can adjust your settings by selecting the “Wheel” icon on the upper right-hand corner for more options.

Note: In the event that you are not re-directed within the app to your lessons and you still need to sign in, do the following steps:

  1. Click or tap on Sign In.
  2. Select the Work & School option and log in with your Rosetta Stone account.
    • The “Namespace” should display the word “scc.”

iOS

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier.

You will need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Android 5.0+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the Google Play store.
  • For iOS 9+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the App store.
  • For Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, access Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com (Note: Downloading books for offline use is not available for this version of Libby. Users will need to be connected to the internet at all times.)
  • For Kindle, you can transfer titles (instructions below) to your Kindle eReader or Tablet by using one of the devices mentioned above.
How it works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindleor,
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
    • Note: If you want to choose where to read every time you borrow a title, select I Have No Reading Preference.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection. Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • If the title is unavailable, tap the Place Hold button to reserve a copy. When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold.
    • If a title is already available, tap the Borrow button, then tap Read Book or Play Audiobook. If you had set your reading preferences to Kindle, you can select the option Read with Kindle and follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account and then sync it to your Kindle eReader or Tablet.
    • Note: You can always access your holds and borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Holds tab shows the progress of your holds. And the Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
    • To adjust your eBook reading settings, tap the center of the screen to bring up the reading interface. You can tap on tools like Zoom, Search, Chapters, adjust the text size, font, backlighting, etc.
    • For audiobooks, you can tap the dial icon to increase or decrease the playback speed, tap the moon icon to turn on a sleep timer, press and drag the circle with the number 15 on the timeline to skip forward or back 15 seconds, and press the play button to start listening.
Setting Kindle as your Primary Reading Preference:

Take the steps below if you did not set your primary reading preference to Kindle in the above instructions in step #3.

  • Go to the Libby menu (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.).
  • Under Help & Support, tap Read Books With...
  • Tap Kindle Apps & Devices.

After you change this setting:

  • You'll see a Read With Kindle link immediately after borrowing a Kindle-compatible book.
  • You'll still need to select Read With Kindle to finish sending each book to your Kindle.
  • If you also want to read the book on Libby, tap Manage Loan and select Read With... to select Libby This App as your other option.

See “Transferring OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle” for instructions on how to transfer OverDrive titles from the Libby app or OverDrive in the browser to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:
    • Borrow the title within 3 days.
    • Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, you will receive the next available copy.
    • Cancel the hold.
    • Note: If you take no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled.
  • After the lending period, the eBook/audiobook will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your loan early or renew your loan), tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and tap Next.
  2. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, and then tap Login.
  4. You’ll be directed to the Home screen where users have access to a copy of their library barcode, current checkouts, and library push notifications. You can also personalize your information by adding a nickname, and getting creative with genre based avatars and custom color themes. To view your barcode, tap on the barcode icon.
    Note: You can add more than one library card to the app.

    • To add another card, tap on View Cards.
    • Tap +Add New.
    • Users will be prompted to login again using the card information they would like to add.
  5. To check out a book, you can either tap on Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Tap the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Tap Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. 
  • You have the option to renew a title 3 days prior to your loan expiring. If there are no holds, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes accessing eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet easier.

You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next, it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next, Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindle, or
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection.
    • Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.) on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage, select Magazines Guide to explore magazines by subject or browse for all titles available in the collection. Alternatively, tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. For example, if you want to only explore magazines, you can tap “Format” and select “Magazines” and the app will only display magazines. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • Tap the Borrow button and select the lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, then tap Borrow to confirm.
    • Note: You can always access your borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
  8. While reading a magazine:
    • Tap or swipe to turn the page.
    • To navigate to different parts of the magazine, tap the center of the screen to show or hide the navigation bar and timeline.
      • The navigation bar (at the top of the screen) includes different features in the reader and a Back button to go back to your Shelf.
      • The timeline (at the bottom of the screen) shows your place in the article, your bookmarks, and your highlights.
    • To zoom in, you can use the Zoom icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or if you’re on the touch screen you can pinch your fingers to zoom in and out.
    • You can also adjust the appearance including text scale and background lighting.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline, unless you’re using the Libby app in your browser at libbyapp.com.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your magazine early, tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • To be notified about a new issue being available, select the magazine title, tap Borrow, tap notify, and select if you want to be notified by push notification or email.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and find your library by tapping on Get Started.
  2. Allow location services. Choose Santa Clara County Library District and tap on Log In.
  3. Enter your library barcode number and tap on Sign In.
  4. The Explore (All Magazine) screen opens. To browse magazines tap on the hamburger icon (Hamburger three horizontal bars menu icon.) and choose the category you’re interested in.
    You can also tap the magnifying glass icon (magnifying glass) and search for specific titles.
  5. Select a magazine then tap Download.
  6. When the download is complete, tap on the Read button to view the magazine.
  7. If you wish to delete the magazine from your device, tap on the trashcan icon (trash can).
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first open the app, Freegal might ask to access your location. Tap Allow or Don’t Allow to continue. If you choose not to allow access, enter your zip code, and then tap the Continue button.
  2. A list of libraries will appear. Select your library location e.g. “Santa Clara County Library” and enter your library card information. Tap Log In.
  3. You’re now ready to use Freegal! Browse or search for a particular song or artist.
  4. You have the choice to download (5 songs or 2 music videos per week), stream (unlimited) or add the song to your wishlist. Select a file or album, and tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) then select DownloadAdd to Streaming Playlist, or Add to Wishlist.
  5. Downloaded files and playlists are found in the My Music tab.
  6. Your wishlist is found in the Home tab.
  7. To delete or remove a song, tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) next to each song selection, and you will have the option to Remove Song.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

This collection offers reference eBooks on a variety of subjects for simultaneous use. You can read the collection online (tap PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text) or you can download the entire eBook to your mobile device. You can also download individual chapters as a PDF. If you prefer to download the eBook to your mobile device, please review the instructions below.

You Will Need
How It Works
Authorize Adobe Digital Editions App with your Adobe ID

Before you download an eBook to Adobe Digital Editions, you must authorize the app with your Adobe ID. Please Note: You will only need to authorize the Adobe Digital Editions app with your Adobe ID once. After this has been done, you will only need to tap Download any time you wish to download and read an eBook on your device.

To Authorize the App:

  1. Open the Adobe Digital Edition app from your device’s applications menu.
  2. Tap the Settings menu icon in the upper-left and tap Settings.
  3. Tap Authorize and enter your Adobe ID and password in the fields provided.
  4. Note: Leave the default eBook Vendor selected as Adobe ID.
  5. Tap Authorize.
Search for EBSCO eBooks on Your Mobile Device
  1. Use your browser to log into the EBSCO Reference eBooks collection.
  2. Search and browse for a title.
Checkout and Download an eBook on an Apple Device
  1. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. Note: First time users will need to create a My EBSCOhost account.
  2. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format, indicate that you have Adobe Digital Editions or an equivalent app installed, and tap the Full Download button.
  3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  4. Tap the Download link that opens on a new browser tab and then tap the Open in… link.
  5. If Adobe Digital Editions isn’t available on the resulting menu, tap More.
    Note: Your workflow may vary slightly depending on the browser being used and the version of iOS your device is running. See below for downloading instructions when running iOS 13.1+ on your device.
  6. Tap Copy to Digital Editions from the Apps menu.
  7. Once the eBook downloads to Adobe Digital Editions, tap to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Downloading eBooks on iOS 13.1+
  1. Apple device users running iOS 13.1+ and downloading eBooks from the Safari browser will need to access the downloaded eBook file from the Files app.
  2. Tap the Download link on EBSCOhost to download an eBook. File is downloaded to the Files app on your device.
  3. After the file has finished downloading, open the Files app.
  4. Tap the downloaded eBook file in the Files app.
  5. Tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.
  6. If Adobe Digital Editions isn’t available on the resulting menu, tap More.
  7. Tap Copy to Digital Editions from the Apps menu.
  8. Once the eBook downloads to Adobe Digital Editions, tap to open the file. From there you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Checkout and Download an eBook on an Android Device
  1. Tap the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so. Note: First time users will need to register for a My EBSCOhost account.
  2. If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format and tap the Full Download button.
  3. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of your My EBSCOhost folder and begins to download to your device.
  4. After the download has finished, tap the downloaded eBook file from the pull-down menu at the top of your device’s screen or from the Downloads area.
  5. Once the downloaded eBook opens, you can view your library or begin reading the eBook.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • Unlimited access to the entire EBSCO Reference eBook collection.
  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your device but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.

Rosetta Stone offers a free mobile app for AndroidiOS, and Kindle Fire. When logging in, always start in the browser and log in from this website first.

  1. First-time users: Download and install the Rosetta Stone mobile app, but do not open it.
  2. On your mobile device, open a browser and log in to Rosetta Stone from our website first.
  3. Select the “Rosetta Stone Library Solution” link.
  4. Log in with your email address and password, then select a language.
    • Note: Enter your email address where it says “Username.”
  5. Click the “Sign In” button.
  6. Click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link.
  7. A pop-up message will display that reads Open this page in “Rosetta Stone”? — Select “Open.” You will be re-directed to the app store for you device to either download or open the app.
  8. Once you are inside the lessons, you can adjust your settings by selecting the “Wheel” icon on the upper right-hand corner for more options.

Note: In the event that you are not re-directed within the app to your lessons and you still need to sign in, do the following steps:

  1. Click or tap on Sign In.
  2. Select the Work & School option and log in with your Rosetta Stone account.
    • The “Namespace” should display the word “scc.”

Kindle

You will need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • An Amazon.com account.
  • A Kindle eReader or a tablet.
How It Works
In a Browser:
  1. Visit the Library’s OverDrive collection in a browser and sign in with your Student eAccount number and PIN.
  2. Borrow a title. If the title is not available you can place a hold.
  3. Select Read now with Kindle to complete checkout on Amazon’s website and send the book to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.
    Note: Go to My Account > Loans to find all the titles you have currently checked out.

    • If you’re not already signed into Amazon, select Get library book. You’ll be prompted to sign in. After you sign in, choose the device or reading app where you’d like to send the book you borrowed, then select Continue.
    • If you’re signed into Amazon, select a device or reading app from the Deliver to: drop-down menu, then select Get library book. The book will be sent to your Kindle device or reading app.
To return a Kindle book before your lending period ends:
  1. On Amazon’s website, go to your Manage Your Content and Devices page.
  2. Find the title in the Your Content list, then select .
  3. Select Return this book in the pop-up widow.
  4. Select Yes to confirm and return the book.
Additional Information
  • Some titles, most commonly picture books, read-alongs, and graphic novels, aren’t supported on certain Kindle devices or reading apps. To see whether a Kindle Book is incompatible with your device or app, look for a Kindle restrictions link under Formats on the eBook’s details page.
  • Your Kindle eReader must have a Wi-Fi internet connection to download library Kindle Books from Amazon. If you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection, you’ll need to transfer the title via USB.
  • Once a book is on your Kindle device or reading app, you can open it from your device or app’s home screen and read it just like any other Kindle Book.
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • To manage your loans (return loan early or delete from your device after the loan has expired), visit Amazon.com’s Manage Your Content and Devices page.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
For Kindle Fire 4th Generation and Up – How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and tap Next.
  2. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, and then tap Login.
  4. You’ll be directed to the Home screen where users have access to a copy of their library barcode, current checkouts, and library push notifications. You can also personalize your information by adding a nickname, and getting creative with genre based avatars and custom color themes. To view your barcode, tap on the barcode icon.
    Note: You can add more than one library card to the app.

    • To add another card, tap on View Cards.
    • Tap +Add New.
    • Users will be prompted to login again using the card information they would like to add.
  5. To check out a book, you can either tap on Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Tap the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Tap Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
For Kindle Fire 3rd Generation and Below – How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library.
  2. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. Review the Terms and Conditions and then tap Login.
  4. To check out a book, you can either view what’s on the Featured screen or select Browse from the menu to explore the collection by genre. Or alternatively, tap on the magnifying glass icon to search for a specific title or author.
  5. Click the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  6. Click Read to access and read the book now.
  7. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid Santa Clara County Library District card and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Access the Library's OverDrive eMagazine collection on your Kindle.
  2. Borrow a title (you'll need to sign in to complete this step).
  3. After you borrow a title, click Read now in browser. Close the pop-up window to keep browsing and borrowing.
  4. To see all of your borrowed titles, tap OverDrive App Bookshelf at any time to go to your Loans page.
Additional information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have access to a "rolling" 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • To return your magazine early, tap OverDrive App Bookshelf and then tap Return.
  • No fines, no fees.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • Kindle Fire OS 3 or higher. Alternatively if you own a Kindle Fire 4.2 or higher you can bypass the “How It Works” steps below and simply install the Flipster app from the Amazon App Store.
How It Works
  1. Swipe from the top of your Kindle Fire to see the pull-down menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Security and ensure the setting named Apps from Unknown Sources (allow installation of applications that are not from Appstore) is set to ON.
  3. Open the Silk browser and download the APK (app installer) by long-pressing on this link, Flipster for Kindle Fire app, and then selecting Download link. Say OK to downloading the app.
  4. Once the download is complete, open the Docs app on your Kindle Fire and tap Local Storage (swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen if you don’t see the Docs app).
  5. Tap the Download folder and then tap the flipster_kindle APK file.
  6. Tap Install at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Once the app has installed, tap Open to begin using the app.
Using the App
  1. Tap on Get Started, and then type in “Santa Clara County Library District” and tap on the magnifying glass icon (magnifying glass).
  2. Tap on the Login button next to “Santa Clara County Library District” and enter your library card number. Tap on Login.
  3. The app opens in the All Magazines window. Swipe to page through, or tap on the hamburger icon (Hamburger three horizontal bars menu icon.) to choose different categories. To search for magazines, tap the magnifying glass (magnifying glass) and type in the title.
  4. Select a magazine then tap Download or the download arrow.
  5. Tap on the Read button to read now. You can read the magazine while downloading takes place.
  6. If you wish to return your magazine early, go to My Shelf, and click on the trashcan icon (trash can) for the item you want to return.
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first open the app, Freegal might ask to access your location. Tap Allow or Don’t Allow to continue. If you choose not to allow access, enter your zip code, and then tap the Continue button.
  2. A list of libraries will appear. Select your library location e.g. “Santa Clara County Library” and enter your library card information. Tap Log In.
  3. You’re now ready to use Freegal! Browse or search for a particular song or artist.
  4. You have the choice to download (5 songs or 2 music videos per week), stream (unlimited) or add the song to your wishlist. Select a file or album, and tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) then select DownloadAdd to Streaming Playlist, or Add to Wishlist.
  5. Downloaded files and playlists are found in the My Music tab.
  6. Your wishlist is found in the Home tab.
  7. To delete or remove a song, tap the options menu with the three dots (three vertical dots menu icon) next to each song selection, and you will have the option to Remove Song.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

Mac

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier.

You will need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Android 5.0+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the Google Play store.
  • For iOS 9+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the App store.
  • For Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, access Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com (Note: Downloading books for offline use is not available for this version of Libby. Users will need to be connected to the internet at all times.)
  • For Kindle, you can transfer titles (instructions below) to your Kindle eReader or Tablet by using one of the devices mentioned above.
How it works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindleor,
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
    • Note: If you want to choose where to read every time you borrow a title, select I Have No Reading Preference.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection. Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • If the title is unavailable, tap the Place Hold button to reserve a copy. When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold.
    • If a title is already available, tap the Borrow button, then tap Read Book or Play Audiobook. If you had set your reading preferences to Kindle, you can select the option Read with Kindle and follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account and then sync it to your Kindle eReader or Tablet.
    • Note: You can always access your holds and borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Holds tab shows the progress of your holds. And the Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
    • To adjust your eBook reading settings, tap the center of the screen to bring up the reading interface. You can tap on tools like Zoom, Search, Chapters, adjust the text size, font, backlighting, etc.
    • For audiobooks, you can tap the dial icon to increase or decrease the playback speed, tap the moon icon to turn on a sleep timer, press and drag the circle with the number 15 on the timeline to skip forward or back 15 seconds, and press the play button to start listening.
Setting Kindle as your Primary Reading Preference:

Take the steps below if you did not set your primary reading preference to Kindle in the above instructions in step #3.

  • Go to the Libby menu (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.).
  • Under Help & Support, tap Read Books With...
  • Tap Kindle Apps & Devices.

After you change this setting:

  • You'll see a Read With Kindle link immediately after borrowing a Kindle-compatible book.
  • You'll still need to select Read With Kindle to finish sending each book to your Kindle.
  • If you also want to read the book on Libby, tap Manage Loan and select Read With... to select Libby This App as your other option.

See “Transferring OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle” for instructions on how to transfer OverDrive titles from the Libby app or OverDrive in the browser to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:
    • Borrow the title within 3 days.
    • Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, you will receive the next available copy.
    • Cancel the hold.
    • Note: If you take no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled.
  • After the lending period, the eBook/audiobook will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your loan early or renew your loan), tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Mac OS X.6.x or newerinstall the cloudLibrary app hereNote: Please use Safari as your web browser for this page in order to download the app correctly. FireFox will not download the app.
  • For Windows 7, 8 (excluding Windows 8 RT), and 10install the cloudLibrary app here.
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and click Next.
  2. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. Accept the Terms and Conditions and then click Login.
  4. On the next screen, you will need to enter your Adobe ID. If you don’t have one, select Automatically Generate an Adobe ID. The, click Activate.
  5. You’re now ready to explore cloudLibrary. To check out a book, you can either click on Featured or Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, click on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Click the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Click Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. 
  • You have the option to renew a title 3 days prior to your loan expiring. If there are no holds, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes accessing eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet easier.

You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next, it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next, Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindle, or
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection.
    • Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.) on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage, select Magazines Guide to explore magazines by subject or browse for all titles available in the collection. Alternatively, tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. For example, if you want to only explore magazines, you can tap “Format” and select “Magazines” and the app will only display magazines. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • Tap the Borrow button and select the lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, then tap Borrow to confirm.
    • Note: You can always access your borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
  8. While reading a magazine:
    • Tap or swipe to turn the page.
    • To navigate to different parts of the magazine, tap the center of the screen to show or hide the navigation bar and timeline.
      • The navigation bar (at the top of the screen) includes different features in the reader and a Back button to go back to your Shelf.
      • The timeline (at the bottom of the screen) shows your place in the article, your bookmarks, and your highlights.
    • To zoom in, you can use the Zoom icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or if you’re on the touch screen you can pinch your fingers to zoom in and out.
    • You can also adjust the appearance including text scale and background lighting.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline, unless you’re using the Libby app in your browser at libbyapp.com.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your magazine early, tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • To be notified about a new issue being available, select the magazine title, tap Borrow, tap notify, and select if you want to be notified by push notification or email.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Visit Flipster from this website and Sign In.
    • If you do not yet have an account with Flipster, click the Create a new Account link to register for a free account.
  2. Browse for and select a magazine title.
  3. Click the magazine cover image to read the magazine in a new browser window (Flipster Viewer).
  4. Close the Flipster Viewer browser window when you’re finished with the magazine.
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Navigate to Freegal Music at https://sccl.freegalmusic.com/
  2. Log in with your Student Library eAccount number and PIN.
  3. Search or browse for a song or artist.
  4. You can stream unlimited music, and have the option to download 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. Select a file or album and click the down arrow (arrow pointing down) to download or click the Stream or Play button to stream the music. You can also click the add-to-list button (Plus sign over horizontal bars), and then select either Create a Playlist or a playlist you’ve already created.
  5. You can find your playlists and saved songs in the My Music tab.
  6. To add a song to My Wishlist, click the star icon (star) next to the song or album.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

This collection offers reference eBooks on a variety of subjects for simultaneous use. You can read the collection online (tap PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text) or you can download the entire eBook to your mobile device. You can also download individual chapters as a PDF. If you prefer to download the eBook to your mobile device, please review the instructions below.

You Will Need
Authorizing Adobe Digital Editions

After installing Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, you will need to authorize the software. This can be done with an Adobe ID or simply selecting to authorize it without one.

If you choose to create an Adobe ID, you can create one here: https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/using/create-update-adobe-id.html

To authorize Digital Editions:
  1. Open the Digital Editions software.
  2. In the menu at the top of the application, click Help and select Authorize Computer from the resulting menu.
  3. Enter an Adobe ID and password OR check the box for I want to authorize my computer without an ID.
  4. Click Authorize.
    • Note: If you select to authorize the software without an Adobe ID, click Next and then click Authorize.
  5. Your computer is now authorized and you are able to download EBSCO Reference eBooks and read them with Adobe Digital Editions.
Downloading an eBook
To download an eBook:
  1. Visit the Library’s EBSCO Reference eBook collection from this website.
  2. Select a title and click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.
    • Note: First time users will need to register for a My EBSCOhost account.
  3. Confirm that you have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed.
    • Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.
  4. Click the Full Download button. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.
  5. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.
    • If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe Digital Editions.
    • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe Digital Editions at a later time.
    • Note: When downloading an eBook using the Chrome browser, the download will not automatically open but appears in the download bar at the bottom of the browser as URLLink.acsm. Click the download in the bar and select Open to open the eBook or select Always open files of this type to automatically open future EBSCO eBooks downloads in ADE.
  6. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe Digital Editions.
Additional Information about Downloading an eBook to Digital Editions:

If when trying to download an eBook to Digital Editions you receive the following error message, E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12, you may need to completely remove any authorization to Adobe Digital Editions, using ctrl-shift-D if on Windows or cmd-shift-D if on Mac. Then restart Digital Editions, and reauthorize with your Adobe ID.

Downloading a DRM-Free eBook

Some EBSCO eBooks do not have DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions. These eBooks do not require you to sign into My EBSCOhost to download them. In addition, no Adobe ID or special software such as Adobe Digital Editions is necessary to download and read them.

DRM-Free EBSCO eBooks can be opened with Adobe Acrobat or any software that supports PDF or EPUB files and there are no restrictions on printing, saving, or copying.

To download a DRM-Free eBook:
  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.
  2. Select a Download Format (if available) and click the Full Download button.
  3. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.
    • If you Open the file, PDF eBooks are opened with Adobe Reader. EPUB eBooks will open with Adobe Digital Editions (if installed).
    • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe Reader/Adobe Digital Editions at a later time.
After you check-out and download your eBook:
  • You may choose to transfer your eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.
  • You can re-download the eBook from your My EBSCOhost folder at any time during your checkout period.
Transferring an eBook To Your Portable Device
  1. Open your downloaded eBook in Adobe Digital Editions. If you have not authorized Adobe Digital Editions, you will need to complete that step first. An Adobe ID is not required for authorization. Simply select I want to authorize my computer without an ID and click Authorize. However, if you have an Adobe ID and would like to synchronize your reading across multiple devices, you can elect to authorize the app using your existing Adobe ID, or create a new one at the following link: Adobe ID Registration.
  2. Connect your portable device to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Turn on the eReader. If the eReader offers an option to Recharge or Connect to the computer, choose the “Connect” option.
  4. Open Adobe Digital Editions. It automatically detects the presence of your device and offers to authorize it. Just as the Adobe Digital Editions software must be authorized, the portable device must also be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.
  5. Click Authorize Device in the resulting window.
  6. Click Finished after your device is authorized.
  7. After authorization, the device appears as a new bookshelf in your library. Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf. Note: Do not disconnect the device while you are in the process of transferring a title to the device.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your computer but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.
  • Unlimited access to the entire EBSCO Reference eBook collection.

Recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (current and previous three versions), Safari 12, and Edge Chromium (current version). Headphones or speakers should be connected to your computer before you open your browser; Rosetta Stone may not work if you don’t.

  1. Go to Rosetta Stone from this website.
  2. Select the “Rosetta Stone Library Solution” link.
  3. Log in with your email address and password, then select a language.
    • Note: Enter your email address where it says “Username.”
  4. Click the “Sign In” button.
  5. Click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link.
  6. Follow the prompts to get set up and begin learning at your own pace.
  7. Once you are inside the lessons, you can adjust your settings by selecting the “Wheel” icon on the upper right-hand corner for more options.

Windows

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier.

You will need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Android 5.0+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the Google Play store.
  • For iOS 9+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the App store.
  • For Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, access Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com (Note: Downloading books for offline use is not available for this version of Libby. Users will need to be connected to the internet at all times.)
  • For Kindle, you can transfer titles (instructions below) to your Kindle eReader or Tablet by using one of the devices mentioned above.
How it works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindleor,
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
    • Note: If you want to choose where to read every time you borrow a title, select I Have No Reading Preference.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection. Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • If the title is unavailable, tap the Place Hold button to reserve a copy. When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold.
    • If a title is already available, tap the Borrow button, then tap Read Book or Play Audiobook. If you had set your reading preferences to Kindle, you can select the option Read with Kindle and follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account and then sync it to your Kindle eReader or Tablet.
    • Note: You can always access your holds and borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Holds tab shows the progress of your holds. And the Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
    • To adjust your eBook reading settings, tap the center of the screen to bring up the reading interface. You can tap on tools like Zoom, Search, Chapters, adjust the text size, font, backlighting, etc.
    • For audiobooks, you can tap the dial icon to increase or decrease the playback speed, tap the moon icon to turn on a sleep timer, press and drag the circle with the number 15 on the timeline to skip forward or back 15 seconds, and press the play button to start listening.
Setting Kindle as your Primary Reading Preference:

Take the steps below if you did not set your primary reading preference to Kindle in the above instructions in step #3.

  • Go to the Libby menu (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.).
  • Under Help & Support, tap Read Books With...
  • Tap Kindle Apps & Devices.

After you change this setting:

  • You'll see a Read With Kindle link immediately after borrowing a Kindle-compatible book.
  • You'll still need to select Read With Kindle to finish sending each book to your Kindle.
  • If you also want to read the book on Libby, tap Manage Loan and select Read With... to select Libby This App as your other option.

See “Transferring OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle” for instructions on how to transfer OverDrive titles from the Libby app or OverDrive in the browser to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:
    • Borrow the title within 3 days.
    • Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, you will receive the next available copy.
    • Cancel the hold.
    • Note: If you take no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled.
  • After the lending period, the eBook/audiobook will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your loan early or renew your loan), tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Mac OS X.6.x or newerinstall the cloudLibrary app hereNote: Please use Safari as your web browser for this page in order to download the app correctly. FireFox will not download the app.
  • For Windows 7, 8 (excluding Windows 8 RT), and 10install the cloudLibrary app here.
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and click Next.
  2. Enter your library card number and PIN.
  3. Accept the Terms and Conditions and then click Login.
  4. On the next screen, you will need to enter your Adobe ID. If you don’t have one, select Automatically Generate an Adobe ID. The, click Activate.
  5. You’re now ready to explore cloudLibrary. To check out a book, you can either click on Featured or Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, click on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Click the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Click Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. 
  • You have the option to renew a title 3 days prior to your loan expiring. If there are no holds, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes accessing eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet easier.

You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next, it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next, Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindle, or
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection.
    • Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.) on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage, select Magazines Guide to explore magazines by subject or browse for all titles available in the collection. Alternatively, tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. For example, if you want to only explore magazines, you can tap “Format” and select “Magazines” and the app will only display magazines. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • Tap the Borrow button and select the lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, then tap Borrow to confirm.
    • Note: You can always access your borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
  8. While reading a magazine:
    • Tap or swipe to turn the page.
    • To navigate to different parts of the magazine, tap the center of the screen to show or hide the navigation bar and timeline.
      • The navigation bar (at the top of the screen) includes different features in the reader and a Back button to go back to your Shelf.
      • The timeline (at the bottom of the screen) shows your place in the article, your bookmarks, and your highlights.
    • To zoom in, you can use the Zoom icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or if you’re on the touch screen you can pinch your fingers to zoom in and out.
    • You can also adjust the appearance including text scale and background lighting.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline, unless you’re using the Libby app in your browser at libbyapp.com.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your magazine early, tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • To be notified about a new issue being available, select the magazine title, tap Borrow, tap notify, and select if you want to be notified by push notification or email.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Visit Flipster from this website and Sign In.
    • If you do not yet have an account with Flipster, click the Create a new Account link to register for a free account.
  2. Browse for and select a magazine title.
  3. Click the magazine cover image to read the magazine in a new browser window (Flipster Viewer).
  4. Close the Flipster Viewer browser window when you’re finished with the magazine.
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Navigate to Freegal Music at https://sccl.freegalmusic.com/
  2. Log in with your Student Library eAccount number and PIN.
  3. Search or browse for a song or artist.
  4. You can stream unlimited music, and have the option to download 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. Select a file or album and click the down arrow (arrow pointing down) to download or click the Stream or Play button to stream the music. You can also click the add-to-list button (Plus sign over horizontal bars), and then select either Create a Playlist or a playlist you’ve already created.
  5. You can find your playlists and saved songs in the My Music tab.
  6. To add a song to My Wishlist, click the star icon (star) next to the song or album.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

This collection offers reference eBooks on a variety of subjects for simultaneous use. You can read the collection online (tap PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text) or you can download the entire eBook to your mobile device. You can also download individual chapters as a PDF. If you prefer to download the eBook to your mobile device, please review the instructions below.

You Will Need
Authorizing Adobe Digital Editions

After installing Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, you will need to authorize the software. This can be done with an Adobe ID or simply selecting to authorize it without one.

If you choose to create an Adobe ID, you can create one here: https://helpx.adobe.com/manage-account/using/create-update-adobe-id.html

To authorize Digital Editions:
  1. Open the Digital Editions software.
  2. In the menu at the top of the application, click Help and select Authorize Computer from the resulting menu.
  3. Enter an Adobe ID and password OR check the box for I want to authorize my computer without an ID.
  4. Click Authorize.
    • Note: If you select to authorize the software without an Adobe ID, click Next and then click Authorize.
  5. Your computer is now authorized and you are able to download EBSCO Reference eBooks and read them with Adobe Digital Editions.
Downloading an eBook
To download an eBook:
  1. Visit the Library’s EBSCO Reference eBook collection from this website.
  2. Select a title and click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download. If you are not logged into your My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.
    • Note: First time users will need to register for a My EBSCOhost account.
  3. Confirm that you have Adobe Digital Editions or equivalent reader software installed.
    • Note: For some titles, you may see the option to select either the PDF or ePub format for an eBook.
  4. Click the Full Download button. The eBook is added to the Checkout area of the folder, accessible from the upper-right corner of the EBSCOhost interface.
  5. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.
    • If you Open the file, your eBook is opened with Adobe Digital Editions.
    • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe Digital Editions at a later time.
    • Note: When downloading an eBook using the Chrome browser, the download will not automatically open but appears in the download bar at the bottom of the browser as URLLink.acsm. Click the download in the bar and select Open to open the eBook or select Always open files of this type to automatically open future EBSCO eBooks downloads in ADE.
  6. When a downloaded eBook is opened, it is displayed in Adobe Digital Editions.
Additional Information about Downloading an eBook to Digital Editions:

If when trying to download an eBook to Digital Editions you receive the following error message, E_AUTH_BAD_DEVICE_KEY_OR_PKCS12, you may need to completely remove any authorization to Adobe Digital Editions, using ctrl-shift-D if on Windows or cmd-shift-D if on Mac. Then restart Digital Editions, and reauthorize with your Adobe ID.

Downloading a DRM-Free eBook

Some EBSCO eBooks do not have DRM (Digital Rights Management) restrictions. These eBooks do not require you to sign into My EBSCOhost to download them. In addition, no Adobe ID or special software such as Adobe Digital Editions is necessary to download and read them.

DRM-Free EBSCO eBooks can be opened with Adobe Acrobat or any software that supports PDF or EPUB files and there are no restrictions on printing, saving, or copying.

To download a DRM-Free eBook:
  1. Click the Full Download icon for the eBook you would like to download.
  2. Select a Download Format (if available) and click the Full Download button.
  3. Select to Open or Save the file from the resulting dialog box.
    • If you Open the file, PDF eBooks are opened with Adobe Reader. EPUB eBooks will open with Adobe Digital Editions (if installed).
    • If you Save the file, the eBook is saved to your computer and can be opened with Adobe Reader/Adobe Digital Editions at a later time.
After you check-out and download your eBook:
  • You may choose to transfer your eBook to your Adobe Digital Editions-compatible eBook Reader device.
  • You can re-download the eBook from your My EBSCOhost folder at any time during your checkout period.
Transferring an eBook To Your Portable Device
  1. Open your downloaded eBook in Adobe Digital Editions. If you have not authorized Adobe Digital Editions, you will need to complete that step first. An Adobe ID is not required for authorization. Simply select I want to authorize my computer without an ID and click Authorize. However, if you have an Adobe ID and would like to synchronize your reading across multiple devices, you can elect to authorize the app using your existing Adobe ID, or create a new one at the following link: Adobe ID Registration.
  2. Connect your portable device to your computer with a USB cable.
  3. Turn on the eReader. If the eReader offers an option to Recharge or Connect to the computer, choose the “Connect” option.
  4. Open Adobe Digital Editions. It automatically detects the presence of your device and offers to authorize it. Just as the Adobe Digital Editions software must be authorized, the portable device must also be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device.
  5. Click Authorize Device in the resulting window.
  6. Click Finished after your device is authorized.
  7. After authorization, the device appears as a new bookshelf in your library. Transfer items to and from the device bookshelf by clicking on the book title, then dragging and dropping the title into the device bookshelf. Note: Do not disconnect the device while you are in the process of transferring a title to the device.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After your eBook checkout expires, the eBook file will still be on your computer but can not be opened. You must remove the file manually by opening Adobe Digital Editions and selecting to remove it from your library.
  • Unlimited access to the entire EBSCO Reference eBook collection.

Recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (current and previous three versions), Safari 12, and Edge Chromium (current version). Headphones or speakers should be connected to your computer before you open your browser; Rosetta Stone may not work if you don’t.

  1. Go to Rosetta Stone from this website.
  2. Select the “Rosetta Stone Library Solution” link.
  3. Log in with your email address and password, then select a language.
    • Note: Enter your email address where it says “Username.”
  4. Click the “Sign In” button.
  5. Click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link.
  6. Follow the prompts to get set up and begin learning at your own pace.
  7. Once you are inside the lessons, you can adjust your settings by selecting the “Wheel” icon on the upper right-hand corner for more options.

Chromebook

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes downloading eBooks and Audiobooks to your smartphone or tablet easier.

You will need
  • An Internet connection
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
  • For Android 5.0+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the Google Play store.
  • For iOS 9+ devices, install the Libby app by OverDrive from the App store.
  • For Windows, Mac, or Chromebook, access Libby in your web browser at libbyapp.com (Note: Downloading books for offline use is not available for this version of Libby. Users will need to be connected to the internet at all times.)
  • For Kindle, you can transfer titles (instructions below) to your Kindle eReader or Tablet by using one of the devices mentioned above.
How it works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindleor,
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
    • Note: If you want to choose where to read every time you borrow a title, select I Have No Reading Preference.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection. Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • If the title is unavailable, tap the Place Hold button to reserve a copy. When a hold becomes available, you will receive a notification and have 3 days to pick up the hold.
    • If a title is already available, tap the Borrow button, then tap Read Book or Play Audiobook. If you had set your reading preferences to Kindle, you can select the option Read with Kindle and follow the prompts to sign into your Amazon account and then sync it to your Kindle eReader or Tablet.
    • Note: You can always access your holds and borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Holds tab shows the progress of your holds. And the Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
    • To adjust your eBook reading settings, tap the center of the screen to bring up the reading interface. You can tap on tools like Zoom, Search, Chapters, adjust the text size, font, backlighting, etc.
    • For audiobooks, you can tap the dial icon to increase or decrease the playback speed, tap the moon icon to turn on a sleep timer, press and drag the circle with the number 15 on the timeline to skip forward or back 15 seconds, and press the play button to start listening.
Setting Kindle as your Primary Reading Preference:

Take the steps below if you did not set your primary reading preference to Kindle in the above instructions in step #3.

  • Go to the Libby menu (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.).
  • Under Help & Support, tap Read Books With...
  • Tap Kindle Apps & Devices.

After you change this setting:

  • You'll see a Read With Kindle link immediately after borrowing a Kindle-compatible book.
  • You'll still need to select Read With Kindle to finish sending each book to your Kindle.
  • If you also want to read the book on Libby, tap Manage Loan and select Read With... to select Libby This App as your other option.

See “Transferring OverDrive eBooks to your Kindle” for instructions on how to transfer OverDrive titles from the Libby app or OverDrive in the browser to your Kindle device or Kindle reading app.

Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days.
  • After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:
    • Borrow the title within 3 days.
    • Choose “deliver later” and pass the book to the next person in line for a self-selected period. After the “deliver later” date, you will receive the next available copy.
    • Cancel the hold.
    • Note: If you take no action during the hold pickup window, the “deliver after seven days” option will be automatically applied as a one-time courtesy. If you take no action a second time, your hold will be canceled.
  • After the lending period, the eBook/audiobook will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your loan early or renew your loan), tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and select your country, state, and library and tap Next.
  2. Accept the Terms and Conditions.
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN, and then tap Login.
  4. You’ll be directed to the Home screen where users have access to a copy of their library barcode, current checkouts, and library push notifications. You can also personalize your information by adding a nickname, and getting creative with genre based avatars and custom color themes. To view your barcode, tap on the barcode icon.
    Note: You can add more than one library card to the app.

    • To add another card, tap on View Cards.
    • Tap +Add New.
    • Users will be prompted to login again using the card information they would like to add.
  5. To check out a book, you can either tap on Browse to explore the collection or to discover titles through a search, tap on the magnifying glass icon.
  6. Tap the Borrow button (you may need to place a hold on popular items).
  7. Tap Read to access and read the book now.
  8. To return your title early, go to My Books where you can view and manage books on your account.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. 
  • You have the option to renew a title 3 days prior to your loan expiring. If there are no holds, a Renew button will appear in your My Books tab.
  • After the lending period, the eBook will simply expire from your device.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Downloaded books will sync across devices.
  • 10 checkouts / 12 holds.

Libby is the new OverDrive app that makes accessing eMagazines on your smartphone or tablet easier.

You Will Need
How It Works
  1. When you first access the app, Libby will ask you if you already have a library card.
    • Tap Yes if you already have a card, or,
    • Tap Not Yet and Libby will walk you through the steps of getting a physical card.
  2. Next, it’s time to connect to the Library’s digital collection.
    • If your GPS is enabled and you don’t mind Libby knowing your location, tap Yes, Guess My Library.
    • If you prefer searching for your Library, tap I’ll Search For A Library and enter your library name, city, or zip code.
  3. Next, Libby wants to know your primary reading preference.
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read On A Kindle, or
    • Tap I’ll Mostly Read In Libby.
  4. Next tap Enter Library Account Details. Enter your library card number and PIN and Sign In.
  5. Tap Next to access the Library’s digital collection.
    • Note: If you want to add another Library system or another library card (e.g. a family member’s account), tap the Libby icon (Libby App face icon for app settings menu.) on the upper right-hand corner and follow the instructions to add additional information. Tap Hide to close the Libby settings.
  6. Back on the Homepage, select Magazines Guide to explore magazines by subject or browse for all titles available in the collection. Alternatively, tap +Preferences if you want to set up additional parameters or preferences that you want to see. For example, if you want to only explore magazines, you can tap “Format” and select “Magazines” and the app will only display magazines. Tap Apply Preferences to save the changes you’ve made.
  7. Search and browse for titles.
    • Tap the Borrow button and select the lending period of 7, 14, or 21 days, then tap Borrow to confirm.
    • Note: You can always access your borrowed items from the Homepage. Just tap Shelf at the bottom of the screen. The Loans tab lists all the titles you currently have borrowed.
  8. While reading a magazine:
    • Tap or swipe to turn the page.
    • To navigate to different parts of the magazine, tap the center of the screen to show or hide the navigation bar and timeline.
      • The navigation bar (at the top of the screen) includes different features in the reader and a Back button to go back to your Shelf.
      • The timeline (at the bottom of the screen) shows your place in the article, your bookmarks, and your highlights.
    • To zoom in, you can use the Zoom icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen, or if you’re on the touch screen you can pinch your fingers to zoom in and out.
    • You can also adjust the appearance including text scale and background lighting.
Additional Information
  • The default lending period is 21 days. But you can manually change the lending period to 14 or 7 days.
  • You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you can borrow the magazine again at any time.
  • You will have access to a “rolling” 3 years of back issues wherever available.
  • Magazines do not count towards your checkout limit for eBooks or Audiobooks.
  • Magazines are available for simultaneous access. No holds, no waiting.
  • You can read your magazine offline, unless you’re using the Libby app in your browser at libbyapp.com.
  • After the lending period, the magazine will simply expire from your device.
  • To return your magazine early, tap Shelf and then Manage Loan.
  • To be notified about a new issue being available, select the magazine title, tap Borrow, tap notify, and select if you want to be notified by push notification or email.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Libby supports the following languages for its interface: Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, German, Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Swedish. If your device is set to one of these languages, Libby will automatically display in that language. You can toggle Libby’s display by updating the language setting on your device.
You Will Need
How It Works
  1. Launch the app and find your library by tapping on Get Started.
  2. Allow location services. Choose Santa Clara County Library District and tap on Log In.
  3. Enter your library barcode number and tap on Sign In.
  4. The Explore (All Magazine) screen opens. To browse magazines tap on the hamburger icon (Hamburger three horizontal bars menu icon.) and choose the category you’re interested in.
    You can also tap the magnifying glass icon (magnifying glass) and search for specific titles.
  5. Select a magazine then tap Download.
  6. When the download is complete, tap on the Read button to view the magazine.
  7. If you wish to delete the magazine from your device, tap on the trashcan icon (trash can).
Additional Information
  • Unlimited access to the entire Flipster Magazine collection.
  • No fines, no fees.
  • Some titles will expire and will need to be deleted from your device. These titles display an expired icon and appear grayed out when no longer available to read. Some weekly titles may expire in 2 days while some monthly or seasonal titles may expire in 7 days. If you’re still reading the magazine, you can download it again.
You Will Need
  • An Internet connection.
  • A valid SCCLD Student Library eAccount and PIN.
How It Works
  1. Navigate to Freegal Music at https://sccl.freegalmusic.com/
  2. Log in with your Student Library eAccount number and PIN.
  3. Search or browse for a song or artist.
  4. You can stream unlimited music, and have the option to download 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. Select a file or album and click the down arrow (arrow pointing down) to download or click the Stream or Play button to stream the music. You can also click the add-to-list button (Plus sign over horizontal bars), and then select either Create a Playlist or a playlist you’ve already created.
  5. You can find your playlists and saved songs in the My Music tab.
  6. To add a song to My Wishlist, click the star icon (star) next to the song or album.
Additional Information
  • Stream (unlimited) or download and keep MP3s.
  • Download up to 5 songs or 2 music videos per week. The counter resets every Sunday at 9:00 PM PST.
  • No lending period. No fines. No fees.

Recommended browsers are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (current and previous three versions), Safari 12, and Edge Chromium (current version). Headphones or speakers should be connected to your computer before you open your browser; Rosetta Stone may not work if you don’t.

  1. Go to Rosetta Stone from this website.
  2. Select the “Rosetta Stone Library Solution” link.
  3. Log in with your email address and password, then select a language.
    • Note: Enter your email address where it says “Username.”
  4. Click the “Sign In” button.
  5. Click the “Launch Rosetta Stone Foundations” link.
  6. Follow the prompts to get set up and begin learning at your own pace.
  7. Once you are inside the lessons, you can adjust your settings by selecting the “Wheel” icon on the upper right-hand corner for more options.