San Diego, California - If you’re like many San Diegans, funds are a bit tight after recent gift-giving. That can make it tough to buy a book or magazine for that shiny new Kindle or iPad you may have gotten as a present.

The good news is, the County Library can help you treat yourself to some new digital reading materials – for free.

The library offers nearly 55,000 e-books and audiobooks. You can download the latest digital titles right to your tablet or e-reader. Depending on your device, you can either download the Libby app and link it to your San Diego County Library card, or use the Library’s Overdrive platform.

Once you link your device, you can choose from a variety of titles, including mystery, fantasy, self-improvement, biography, children’s fiction and pretty much anything else you’d find on a physical shelf.

“The Library encourages reading in every way — to develop skills, create opportunities and motivate a love of reading,” said Migell Acosta, Director of the County Library.” To meet the community’s steadily increasing interest in audiobooks and e-books, we have made significant investments into our digital collections, and we look forward to adding many new titles in 2019.”

The County Library recently surpassed 1.5 million digital checkouts for the year, a 50 percent increase compared to last year’s numbers. It’s one of only 30 public library systems in the world to hit that mark.

The library also offers more than 150 digital magazines, ranging from food and travel, to current affairs and finance publications. All magazines can be downloaded via the Library’s RBdigital app.

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