How do I know which eBooks I can borrow?

All nine public library jurisdictions in the Peninsula Library System consortium share several eBook resources including the popular Peninsula Digital Library eBook collection. These titles are available to anyone who has a card from any library in the Peninsula Library System. When using the online catalog, any eBook title that is available to all will say, “Connect to this resource online.”

In addition to this shared collection, there are eBooks in the library catalog that are only available to cardholders from the library that purchased the eBook. Publishers and Digital Rights Management prevent the loan of these titles outside the specific library’s boundaries. When using the online catalog these titles will say, for example, “San Mateo County Library Cardholders (card begins with 29041) Click Here to download this eBook.” See the information at to learn more about e-Resources.