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For assistance with accessing our digital collections during the shelter in place order, please contact the Sausalito Library at (415) 289-4121 or reference@sausalito.gov. We can also help if you are having problems with your library card. Staff are on duty from 10am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

If you don't yet have a card
, Online registration for an immediate full-access library card is available for Marin County residents aged 16 years or older. A valid credit card with a Marin County billing address is required for address verification purposes only. Your credit card will not be charged. If you don't have a credit card, you may obtain immediate access to the OverDrive collection using the Get a Library Card form on the MARINet website and resetting your PIN via a valid email address.

E-Books and E-Audiobooks

The MARINet OverDrive Collection consists of over 20,000 downloadable electronic books and audiobooks, including recent titles from major publishers. Visit OverDrive's Getting Started page to learn about accessing the collection with your mobile device via the Libby app. Learn how to return e-books early with this handy guide courtesy of the MARINet Digital Resources Working Group.

Hoopla Digital is a digital collection that includes thousands of popular e-books, e-audiobooks, and comic books -- and no wait lists! For Sausalito residents only. Hoopla is made possible through a grant from the Friends of the Sausalito Library.

Movies

Kanopy offers on-demand streaming of classic, independent, and foreign films, as well as extensive instructional video collections. Titles are available from Paramount Classics, the Criterion Collection, the Great Courses, and more. For Sausalito residents only. Kanopy is made possible through a grant from the Friends of the Sausalito Library.

Hoopla Digital features thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV show episodes. Hoopla is made possible through a grant from the Friends of the Sausalito Library.

Magazines & Newspapers

New York Times offers 24-hour passes for full, online access to this popular newspaper when you sign up for an account using your email address.

RBDigital (formerly Zinio) is the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment.

Sausalito News. Thanks to generous grants from the Sausalito Library Foundation and the Sausalito Historical Society, the Sausalito Public Library is able to provide digital access to scanned issues of the Sausalito News from February 1885 through December 1966.

Sausalito Marin Scope Digital Archives (in-library use).  A new digital archive of the Sausalito Marin Scope covering the years 1971 to 2015 is now available free of charge on the public internet stations at the Sausalito Library during open hours.

Research

The MARINet database page links to extensive newspaper and magazine archives, plus reference databases on biography, literature, business, health, and law.

Archives Unbound is a unique historical collections database that includes primary source materials covering a vast array of subject areas.  Courtesy of the California State Library, this is a free resource for all public libraries.  Note: To view the archives, you will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed and not blocked.  To explore additional research databases using your MARINet library card and password, click here.

Technology & Language Learning

Safari Tech Books Online is a shared collection of ebooks on computer topics from Safari Tech Books Online, including titles published by O'Reilly Press.  

Mango Languages is an online, interactive language learning tool for adults, featuring over 40 foreign languages for English speakers and more than 15 English language courses for non-English speakers.

Collections Unavailable During the Shelter in Place Order

Genealogy

Ancestry (in-library use)  Discover your family history and start your family tree. Access billions of online genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records from this popular site.

Museum Passes

Discover & Go is a special service that provides free and discount museum passes to library patrons. Passes can be reserved and printed online via the Discover & Go website. Museums include the Exploratorium, the Asian Art Museum, the Bay Area Discovery Museum, the Lawrence Hall of Science, the Oakland Museum of California, and many more.