The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL), a network of 10 neighborhood library branches throughout Santa Cruz County, has entered a partnership with Total BooX, an ebook service that will provide 50,000 ebook titles to SCPL patrons without quantity limitations, holds, expirations or fines. The new service is available now.

With the use of the Total BooX ebook app, library patrons gain access to thousands of ebooks in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction categories, which can be downloaded to Android, Kindle, iPad and iPhone 24/7. Patrons may download an unlimited number of titles and read offline. The book remains on patrons’ devices until deleted by the patron.

“SCPL is proud to bring this innovative service to its patrons,” said Janis O’Driscoll, interim director of Santa Cruz Public Libraries. “Total BooX will increase the volume of digital reading materials available to patrons and make it easier to access that material on tablets and smartphones.”

Total BooX has a strong nonfiction collection with great titles to support small business and technology, including programing, web design and UX ebooks. The service also offers fiction books, as well as titles on advice & leisure, arts & design, biography & memoirs, travel, religion, romance, economics, cooking & food, family & relationships, health & wellness, humor, poetry and more.

Total BooX was founded on the concept of freedom of access, that anyone at anytime should be able to read any book, and limits to access are counter-productive and unnecessary.

“We want to forever change the relationship between people and books and base it on a new paradigm suitable for the digital age,” said Yoav Lorch, Founder and CEO of Total BooX. “Ours is the only ebook service truly focused on reading. We eliminate all barriers separating books and readers, invite people to read and be rewarded based on the actual reading done.”

ABOUT Total BooX: 

Total BooX’ list of ebooks bears the imprints of the world’s premier publishers, including Workman, Berlitz, O’Reilly, Elsevier, Lonely Planet, F+W Media, Sourcebooks, Other Press, Red Wheel Weiser, Berrett-Koehler, Open Road, New World Library, and many more. There’s genre and literary fiction, crafts and self-help, religion and spirituality, health and medicine, business and careers, travel, cooking, and more. To learn more about Total Boox, visit For latest updates, follow Total Boox on Twitter (@TotalBoox) or Facebook (TotalBoox).


The Santa Cruz Public Libraries (SCPL) system delivers information, education, enrichment and inspiration through a network of 10 neighborhood library branches, a web-based digital library, a Bookmobile and community-based programs. SCPL serves children, teens and adults with innovative programming, professional services and community facilities that spark imagination and support discovery. Residents can explore a wide range of interests from academic research, book clubs and literacy programs to digital photography, locally-produced music and local history. Branch locations include Aptos, Boulder Creek, Branciforte, Capitola, Downtown Santa Cruz, Felton, Garfield Park, La Selva Beach, Live Oak and Scotts Valley. Learn more about SCPL at or via Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube.