Skip to Main Content

Library Digital Offerings

The San Antonio Public Library's guide to Libby, Kanopy, digital magazines, and more!

Audiobooks, eBooks, and more

Database Digital Magazines

Digital Resources for Continuing Education

Learn to fix it yourself, gain or sharpen skills, and/or acquire knowledge with your library card.

Digital Newspapers

Your library card is your pass to access reliable news information sources without charge.


OverDrive is the name of the company that provides SAPL with a digital reading platform. With the OverDrive service, SAPL users have access to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and other streaming media. OverDrive offers the following options for enjoying SAPL's digital collection:

OverDrive App

The OverDrive app was discontinued on May 1, 2023.


Libby Mobile App

Available on Android and iOS devices, this is the newer flagship app from OverDrive. Users can search for SAPL in Libby and get started today.

OverDrive Website (SAPL)

Each library has their own unique website with in the URL. SAPL's OverDrive website ( is best enjoyed on a desktop or laptop computer. It has a different look and feel than Libby.

Libby Browser Experience

Users can enjoy many of the same features of the Libby mobile app in a web browser at

Extras by OverDrive

Craftsy is an online resource for all creative makers, where you can find everything you need – from basic instruction to advanced techniques. It’s a community of enthusiastic makers, from quilters and sewers, to cake decorators and painters, wanting to create beautiful things and express their creativity.

Ground News is an innovative platform that empowers readers to compare news coverage, spot media bias and think critically about current events in real time.


Kanopy is OverDrive's streaming home for essential films, documentaries, and kids content. Kanopy is available as an app, via the website, and within Extras in the Libby App.