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San Francisco Public Library card
You will need an SFPL card and PIN to access many of these resources.
If you don't have one, San Francisco residents can get a temporary digital access card.
Stream independent, world, feature, and classic movies as well as documentaries on a wide range of topics with the Kanopy app on smartphones, tablets, and computers. Includes access to the Great Courses, K-12 lessons, and education professional development.
Hoopla offers movies, documentaries, and TV series (and ebooks and eaudiobooks). Available to stream on your computer or download to a mobile app.
Newspapers and magazines
Provides a comprehensive collection of reliable American news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues, both current and historical
Popular digital magazine titles from The Atlantic to Us Weekly. Stream online from a computer or download them to a smartphone or tablet using the mobile app for offline reading.
Search the most collections of news from the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Has archives going back to the 1980's.
A collection of 4000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages, many providing same day publication with a 60-day back file.
RB digital magazines
Stream popular magazines on demand or download them to a mobile device for offline reading. Titles are also available in Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, and French.
San Francisco Chronicle
Digital access to current and historical copies of the San Francisco Chronicle from 1865 to the present.
Digital books and audiobooks
As well as Overdrive, Axis360, and Hoopla for fiction and popular nonfiction, SFPL gives you digital access to Chinese texts, technology handbooks and academic nonfiction.
Links to Overdrive, Axis360, and Hoopla digital audiobooks, plus lots of help to get you started.
For when you're stuck on what to read next, NoveList gives you readalikes, searches by style and genre, and curated lists of recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction.