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The Digital Branch @ SPL

Download Books and Music

Spokane Public Library is pleased to offer a growing catalog of downloadable material.

This content is provided by third-party vendors. In most cases you will need to create an account, and you may need to download software to access these materials. We have provided detailed instructions at the links below to help you get started.

As always, feel free to contact us with questions. We'll do our best to help.



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We have several options for online and downloadable books you can read on your computer, smart phone, tablet, or dedicated eBook reader.

eBook formats vary by publisher. When possible, we attempt to provide titles in PDF or ePUB as well as AZW (Kindle) formats.

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New: Download current magazines from the Library's digital collection using your desktop or mobile device.

There are no limits or expiration dates. Apps are available for most platforms.

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Music (.mp3)

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Download 5 free songs every week – yours to keep!

With over 7 million tracks from 23,000 record labels spanning more than 100 genres of music, we think everyone can find a reason (or 5) to like this service.

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Audio Books

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Download audio books directly to your computer or portable music player. Listen at home or on the go.

These recordings are a great alternative to books on CD and are compatible with virtually all mp3 players on the market today, including iPods.

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A Note About Downloadable Materials

Digital lending is a new and rapidly evolving landscape for libraries as well as for publishers. We are working hard to offer the widest range of digital content available. Our capabilities continue to change and expand. Don't forget to check back often.

For some background on the issues we face, please see these articles from the New York Times and Washington Post.

Additional Online Resources


Mobile Catalog Apps

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Did you know that you can now search the catalog, place holds, and view your account information from your mobile device?

BookMyne allows iOS and Android users to connect directly with the Spokane Public Library catalog. Give it a try!


Historic Images of Spokane

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The Ned M. Barnes Northwest Room houses a large collection of historic photos taken in and around Spokane.

Several hundred cataloged photographs drawn from the archive are now available online in high-resolution JPEG format. We are constantly adding new material to these digital collections and invite you to explore this valuable local resource.

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Subscription Research Databases

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The library continues to offer many subscription-only research databases to businesses and residents of Spokane City.

Most of these databases are available anywhere, anytime, by using your library card to login. Please note however that a few of our databases are only available from our downtown or branch locations.

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