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Alameda County Library

Our Libraries are not open now. We are developing a plan to reopen our buildings in accordance with the October 1 AC Health Officer Order. This plan includes modification of library spaces and training of Library staff, which are currently underway. Our highest priority is the health and safety of all. Learn more


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What's Happening @ the eLibrary?

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eResources Updates & Changes



We will be moving our RBdigital eMagazines to OverDrive, Flipster, and PressReader as of September 22, 2020.  RBdigital eMagazines will still be available until September 30.  Check out our Quick Start Guide for title lists and information about our eMagazine collections.

We will continue to offer Acorn TV and The Great Courses through the RBdigital app.


We will be moving our eAudiobooks from RBdigital to OverDrive on August 24.  After that date, look for the content you usually borrow at RBdigital in the Libby app and on the OverDrive site.  These items will still be available at SimplyE.

If you currently have an item checked out in the RBdigital app, it will be available through the remainder of the lending period, so you can finish your title without disruption or risk of losing your place in the book. Holds cannot be moved.

We will continue to offer Acorn TV and The Great Courses through the RBdigital app.

Please note that, as of August 1, we will make the following changes to our eResources offerings:

  • We will no longer subscribe to Freegal.  You will be able to check out streaming and downloadable music at hoopla Digital. Check out Freegal's FAQ page for information about downloads.

Current Technical Issues

NEW YORK TIMES ONLINE: The log in issue we were experiencing with NYTimes Online has been resolved.  If you have any other problems with it, please contact us through our email form.

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