While the physical library building is closed, the demand for digital resources like e-books and audiobooks continues to increase. In addition to our main resources of Overdrive and Freading, there are several resources that are offering special access to library consumers during this period of COVID-19 closures. See below for details about each service.
This service remains one of our primary resources for e-books and audiobooks. We know that you may be seeing longer wait lists than usual due to the high demand. Did you know that if you are done with a book before the loan period expires, you can return it early? This will help reduce the wait list for other readers. Go to Shelf > Loans, select Manage Loan, select Return Early, then select Return. See a video tutorial here.
Freading allows users to transfer e-books to a variety of portable devices. One difference between Freading and other e-book borrowing resources is that Freading titles are always available — no waiting lists. Collections are available for adults, teens, and children. Select "Categories" near the top of the page to see all the collections.
The Junior Library Guild is offering free access to its e-books. Users have unlimited access to to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users and titles enter and exit the stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. There are separate categories available for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students.
Audible is making a limited collection of children’s audiobooks available for free while schools are closed. Stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.
Get two free audiobook downloads per week during May, June, and July (titles are pre-selected) using the Sora app. Interested participants must register on the SYNC website.