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Have you seen our Digital Library Wallpaper in your neighborhood? If you need a quick how-to, start here to learn how to access our digital downloads on your device.
Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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Welcome to Our Digital Library


About the Digital Library Community Project

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) is now making access to information, imagination and ideas even easier! Beginning Thursday, July 24, the first five installations of the Digital Library Project will be available at community places for library card holders to download and access millions of eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music titles via QR codes. SAPL's entire digital collection is also accessible by visiting

The Digital Library “wallpaper” will be affixed to surfaces inside D.R. Semmes YMCA (3233 N St Mary's St.), Bob Ross Senior Center (2219 Babcock Rd.), Alice Trevino Senior Center (8353 Culebra Rd.), Haven for Hope (1 Haven for Hope Way) and Connect at Central (600 Soledad St.). Fifteen additional locations throughout the Library’s service area will be announced in the coming months as part of the Phase 2 initiative.

The project is funded by the San Antonio Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.


    Step 1

    Step 1: If you have a smartphone, stand in front of the wall and scan the QR codes on the wallpaper to go directly to that title. If you don't have a QR code reader, you can download one from your app store.


      Step 2

      Step 2: Enter your SAPL card number. If you don't have a SAPL library card yet, stop by any of our locations to get one! In the meantime, you can still download eBooks from our public domain collection. Just look for the blue book on the second shelf titled "Try This One". Scan the QR code directly from the wallpaper or visit our public domain books with this link:


        Step 3

        Step 3: Download your selection and enjoy on your device! Different types of content work differently on a variety of devices. Our Digital Library Offerings pages give more detailed instructions, with links to apps and step-by-step guides. Just look for the links across the top of the page. You can also search our Digital FAQs to learn more about the process.

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