Hit the Road This Summer with San Mateo County Libraries

Are you heading out on a road trip this summer? Check out these library resources to make the most out of your time on the road!

Stream eAudiobooks and Music

What better way to pass the time than by listening to an audiobook? Hoopla, Libby, opens a new window and Boundless, opens a new window have large catalogs of books for young children to adults. Check out a language learning audiobook, an audiobook with iconic narrators like Ann Patchett's Tom Lake narrated by Meryl Streep, or a book for the whole family like The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.

We also have a varied collection of music through Hoopla. From trending artists like Chappell Roan and Billie Eilish, to music to keep young kids happy like Cocomelon and Disney Classics, to a collection of Summer Road Trip songs, we have tunes for every music lover. Download your audiobooks and music before you leave for your trip so you can listen without an internet connection.

Movies and TV On the Go

For those immune to carsickness, you can download movies and TV shows to keep you occupied. Hoopla has media for all ages. They have recent movies like The Whale and Past Lives, animated children’s books like Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog by Mo Willems and The Skull by Jon Klassen, a ton of BBC mystery shows, animated shows like Rick and Morty, One Piece and many more. Hoopla also has BingePass which gives you 7 days of unlimited access to collections of streaming content with just one borrow. Check out documentaries with Curiosity Stream, opens a new window, a huge collection of Hallmark movies and shows, opens a new window or Pokémon, opens a new window. BingePass also includes audiobooks, eBooks, magazines and puzzles.

Don’t Forget Physical Items

If you prefer physical media, you can also grab books, magazines, audiobooks and CDs at the library. Try checking out a GoPro camera to document your trip, or a Discover Skills backpack to provide your children with some fun activities to do. For internet on your road trips, you can use one of our WiFi Hotspot or a WiFi Hotspot Combo. Wherever you go, don't forget to take a piece of San Mateo County Libraries with you!