Library2Go is powered by the OverDrive platform and focuses on books in ePUB and Kindle formats, as well as MP3 Audiobooks. This means you can checkout and read or listen to titles on nearly any device you have, from a simple eReader to the latest iPad. There are over 35,000 titles to chose from and a collection of always available content, as well as some eBooks that you can keep forever.
Availability: Dependent on number of licenses owned per title, uses wait lists.
Checkout Period: 7-21 days
Item Limit: Six at any one time
Apps: Libby, OverDrive
Hoopla grants you access to a comprehensive catalog of movies, TV shows, music, eBooks, audiobooks and comics, ranging from major studios to indie artists and authors. Sometimes likened to "Netflix for libraries," Hoopla is the place to go for movie night and beyond.
Availability: Always available, up to limit
Checkout Period: 3-21 days
Item Limit: Six per month
App: Hoopla Digital
TumbleBook Library has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels – a student favorite! As well as Math Stories!
Availability: Always available
Checkout Period: None
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research. These reference materials are accessible online from the library or remotely 24/7.
Availability: Always Available
Checkout Period: None
App: Access My Library (AML)
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Gutenberg is the granddaddy of digitized content sites and offers over 56,000 free eBooks in multiple formats. They have a mobile site for easier browsing on phones and tablets.
SimplyE is a free, open-source app from the New York Public Library that allows access to thousands of public domain eBooks in an easy to browse, searchable format. You do not have to be an NYPL cardholder to use this feature, the first time you open the app simply choose Add a Library Later to get started. Note: Do not attempt to apply for a library card as the New York Public Library does not issue cards to non-residents.
A small but growing collection of select public domain and open source eBooks that have been formatted and typeset, proofread, corrected, and lightly modernized.
Baen Free Library
A selection of free eBooks in various formats from fantasy and science fiction publishing house Baen Books