eBooks and eAudiobooks

OverDrive Download

Richmond Public Library OverDrive

Richmond Public Library has expanded its services with audiobooks and eBooks available to download from the library’s OverDrive website.



  Browse the library’s website and check out e-books with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Users will need to install free software. For audiobooks, music, and video: OverDrive® Media Console™. To read eBooks, users will need Adobe® Digital Editions. Titles can be enjoyed immediately or transferred to a variety of devices, including iPod®, Sony® Reader™, and many others. Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no late fees!

Met Art

Free Met Art Books

enki: indulge your curiosity
the enki Project

enki, a new eBook platform created by librarians, is the place for discovery, helping you find new gems, classic novels, and eye-opening nonfiction. It's your only source for bestsellers before they catch fire, and it's where you can learn something new from renowned authors. Indulge you curiosity! 

enki eBooks can be checked out for up to 3 weeks. You can check out up to 10 eBooks at a time. You can also have 10 titles on hold at one time. You will need a Richmond Public Library card to check out eBooks.  Need more help, our FAQs will answer most of your questions about downloading and borrowing.

Need a library card, or still have questions? Please call 510-620-6559 or visit the Main Library, Bayview Branch Library, Bookmobile or West Side Branch library to get a free card or help with other library card questions or problems.

Internet Archive
Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. 

The Internet Archive includes: 
textsaudiomoving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. Check the FAQs page for more useful information.

To use the Internet Archive, you will need to register for a free virtual library card. Your Richmond Public Library card will not work on this site.

Need more information? Please click here.

Additional eBooks Always Available!
Additional eBooks

Looking for more EPUB titles? Check out Project Gutenberg. Consider one of these free public domain titles! Choose from thousands of titles that never expire and don’t count against your library checkout limit! For tips on using these files with Adobe Digital Editions, click here.

Free audiobook versions of public domain titles (i.e. no longer under copyright.). Downloaded files can be played on iPod, other audio players, burned to CD or played on computer. 
15,000+ free public domain eBooks in a variety of formats (including PDF) designed for a wide variety of e-text readers. View online or download -- no library card required. Also some audio eBooks -- files can be can be played on iPod or other audio player, burned to CD, or played on computer.