e-Books and Audiobooks
Online Fiction (and a little non-fiction):
For children, or adults who still like to have fun. Picture books with narration, many in Spanish or French, some with a bit of animation. You will see a box in the upper right where you can choose your language. Games, puzzles, quizes. Do not miss John Lithgow's I Got Two Dogs.
Tumblebookcloud For older children, ESOL students, and lovers of classics. Some are text only, others audio only, and a third group mixes both together.
Audiobookcloud (mostly for adults) Straight streaming audio in a fantastic collection. Many of the books are Blackstone or Naxos, and feature superb readers.
These are books that you play on an Internet connected device. You do not download them, there is no checkout period and no waiting. Play whatever you want as often as you want.
Downloadable Fiction and Non-Ficrion:
We plan to add Freading books soon. Those are downloadable e-books that you can transfer to your e-book reader, or download directly onto your phone or pad.
And we have many other e-books scattered about in various collections, mostly reference, some for adults and some for children. Reference books can be great fun, and you don't have to sit in a library to read these.
Several hundred E-Reference volumes from Gale, Scribner, Macmillan and other publishers are collected together. Each article, or chapter, can be downloaded as either text or mp3 and you can download many articles in a single session. Our online DK Eyewitness collection is also here.
Oxford Reference Look on the left for "login with your library card"
National Geographic books for kids? Over here.
Others are at the eLibrary site.
Poke around and explore.