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Digital Library Kiosk

Check Out before Check-In at San Antonio Public Library’s Digital Library at the Airport

About Overdrive

OverDrive

OverDrive offers access to thousands of eAudio books, eBooks, and movies. Check out the Download Digital Media Guided Tour for a video tour of OverDrive. Want to get started right away? You will need to download and install the OverDrive Media Console in order to get started.

About the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library

The Friends of the San Antonio Public Library, inaugurated March 23, 1964, exist to promote public use of the San Antonio Public Library and appreciation of its value as a cultural and educational asset to the community and encourage the extension and improvement of its services.

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Downloadable Books, Music and Videos

With digital downloads, your public library is open 24/7! The San Antonio Public Library offers a variety of ways to access eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, movies, and more on your personal mobile device or computer. All you need to access these free services is your San Antonio Public Library Card.

*Certain services will also require the creation of a username and password. Click on each service below to learn more.

 RBdigital

RBdigital is your destination for thousands of new and classic audiobooks, including the famed Pimsleur language learning series, that you can listen to on your computer and mobile devices.

 

 

Children and Teen eReading Rooms

The eReading rooms provide a virtual environment for children and teens to browse within the SAPL digital library. Each is customized to display content only for the particular browsing audience, either juvenile or young adult. 

OverDrive Kids' Reading Room

About the Digital Library Kiosk

Digital Library Kiosk at SAT

SAT’s 8.2 million travelers now have access to three Digital Library kiosks, the first of their kind in an airport, thanks to the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library. Located in both terminals, the kiosks function as rapid recharge stations and serve as a gateway to SAPL’s extensive Digital Library. 

The San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) has partnered with Overdrive, the leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and video worldwide, to produce the Digital Library kiosks. 

SAPL Library cardholders visiting the Digital Library kiosks will be able to quickly access the Library’s entire digital collection via the 55-inch interactive screens.  

Additionally, the Library has debuted the first-ever temporary Library card feature, available from OverDrive, for airport visitors from out-of-town or for those who do not yet have a SAPL library card.

Fast and easy to use, the Digital Library kiosks are just another innovative way the San Antonio Public Library is accomplishing their mission of changing lives through the power of information, imagination and ideas.

This project is graciously funded in partnership with the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library.

 

 

How it works

Digital Library Kiosk at SAT

Step #1- Before you choose a category from the home screen, download the Overdrive App onto your phone, tablet or eReader (whichever WiFi enabled device you will be using to read your title.) The OverDrive app is available FREE through the Apple iStore or Google Playstore. Once downloaded, choose eBooks or Audiobooks from the home screen of the kiosk. 

 

 

 

Digital Library Kiosk at SAT

Step #2- Choose the option that applies to you: Yes. I have a library card! or No. I'd like a one day pass, please.

 

 

 

Digital Library Kiosk at SAT

Step #3- Choose the title you'd like to download.

   

 

 

Digital Library Kiosk at SAT

Step # 4- Text or email yourself the link to dowload your title. Once the link is received, follow the prompts and you're done! 

  

Step #5- Enjoy your selection! And no worries, digital titles return themselves!

Once you've sent the link to your phone.....

Downloading Items from the Digital Library Kiosk

You will receive this text message.

 

 

 

Downloading Items from the Digital Library Kiosk

You will be asked for your Library Card Number.  *If you are a non-Library cardholder, you will not be asked this question. 

 

 

 

Downloading Items from the Digital Library Kiosk

Click Borrow to borrow your title.

 

 

 

Downloading Items from the Digital Library Kiosk

Choose to download the title, or to read it in your browser.

 

 

 

Downloading Items from the Digital Library Kiosk

Read your title using your Overdrive app.