About Our Collection

eLS offers thousands of ebooks and eaudiobooks on our OverDrive and Sora platforms, as well as selected print materials in our library at the LACOE Ed Center. You can check out ebooks and eaudiobooks just like physical library books: the loan period is typically 21 days, and digital materials return automatically. Holds can be placed on unavailable items and checked out when they become available. You can also download your content for offline use, or in many cases, stream it, or send it to your Kindle or Kindle app.


The Educator Library

Browse the Educator Library

With a focus on professional development and hard-to-find digital teaching resources, the eLS Educator Library includes everything from ebooks on distance learning to the latest read-alongs and titles in educational technology. This collection is hosted on the OverDrive platform. For downloading to mobile devices, you'll want to get the Libby app.

DOWNLOADING
DEVICES: Apple iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

OverDrive ebooks may be read virtually on any device. For downloading instructions and info on the Libby app, visit our OverDrive Downloading page.

STREAMING
Many of the materials in the Educator Library may be streamed right in the browser on any internet-connected device, no app necessary. See OverDrive Streaming.


FINDING EBOOKS AND EAUDIO IN THE eLIBRARY SERVICES CATALOG
You may manage your library account, search the Educator Library, and even check out selected digital materials, right from within the eLibrary Services Catalog. Ebooks are marked with an eReader iconand eaudiobooks are marked with a pair of headphones.

EDUCATOR COLLECTION TITLES WITH 
Selected OverDrive titles may be streamed or downloaded to mobile devices with the Libby app, or sent to your Kindle directly. See OverDrive Streaming and OverDrive Downloading.

PRINT TITLES
Print titles are designated with the icon . To borrow these materials, please visit eLS at the Ed Center, 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242, Room 179, or give us a call to request (562) 922-6359. Please note: eLS's print library is currently closed due to COVID-19 precautions and will be until further notice.

LARGE PRINT AND BRAILLE MATERIALS
Large print and Braille materials are restricted to consortium members of the LACOE Braille and Large Print Library.  For more information, contact the Braille Production Unit at (562) 922-6895. Large print titles are designated with the icon  and Braille titles are designated with the icon .