Best of eComics

One of the best ways to pass time when you're social distancing is reading graphic novels. Have you read all the comics at your home? Don't worry, San Mateo County Libraries has you covered with access to thousands of eComics available for free, 24/7.

Through Hoopla, you can check out thousands of graphic novels from top publishers such as DC, Marvel, Dark Horse Comics, Boom! Studios, and Image Comics. There are several ways to browse content with tabs such as recommended, featured, popular, publishers, recent, and categories. Hoopla will even provide you recommendations based on what you have previously borrowed.

If you’ve never used Hoopla in the past, simply click on the “Get Started Today” link. Then, you'll create an account by adding your information, selecting San Mateo County Libraries as your library, and using your library PIN number. Parents and caretakers, you can customize Hoopla settings and turn on “Kids Mode" for kid-appropriate content.

Axis 360 also provides digital access to graphic novels primarily for kids and teens. You can find some awesome titles on both platforms. You can also download the app for your device: Hoopla (App Store, opens a new window | Google Play, opens a new window | Amazon, opens a new window) and Axis 360 (App Store, opens a new window | Google Play, opens a new window | Amazon, opens a new window). You can also access them using your Mac or PC.

Sampling for Kids

New Kid

Big Nate

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties


Diary of A Wimpy Kid

Sampling for Teens


Something Is Killing the Children

Umbrella Academy, Volume 1

Marvel's Captain America

Giant Days 2016 Holiday Special #1