E-books & Audio Resources

 

OVERDRIVE: EBOOKS, AUDIOBOOKS, MAGAZINES

Overdrive

Libby

 

Overdrive offers free e-books & audiobooks. Thousands of titles to choose from, and more titles coming soon! You need a valid library card to borrow books. Don't have a library card? Call us at 860.290.4330 (M - F, 9 - 5). Download the free Libby app directly to your tablet or smart device.  

Please note:  Vendors have made special arrangements for free access to selected resources on the list below for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Free access to some of these resources may not be available long-term. We will update this list as additional resources become available. For the most updated list of resources available to Connecticut residents, check out this page maintained by the Connecticut State Library. 

TUMBLEBOOKS
Tumble book LibraryTumbleBookLibrary has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our 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!
Tumble MathTumbleMath has the most comprehensive collection of math stories available anywhere- all in our world famous TumbleBook format which combines animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students K-6. 
Teen Book CloudTeenBookCloud features over 1000 titles, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more for grades 7-12. 
Audio Book CloudAudioBookCloud features over 1200 titles, including dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more for all ages. 
Romance Book Cloud

RomanceBookCloud is a huge collection of Romance novels for the older crowd. 

ABDO DIGITAL LIBRARY
ABDOElementary Digital Bookshelf - online library for grades Pre-K - 6. 
ABDO secondarySecondary Digital Bookshelf - online library for grades 7 - 12. 
JLG DIGITAL
jlg

Free online books for all ages. Elementary Stream /  Middle School Stream / High School Stream                 

MORE EBOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
world book onlineWorld Book Online- ebooks and many other resources for students! Login ID: wbsupport Password: distancelearn
researchIT CTResearchIT CT allows access to library catalogs, newspapers and many subscription databases (including EBSCOhost) provided by the State of Connecticut with a valid Connecticut library card. Check out the expanded e-book options! New resources are being added every day.
audible

Audible- kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Sebco BookseSebco has free books for all grades. Username: keepreading Password: sebco Student I.D. Number/ Library Card Number: 1
Storyline OnlineStoryline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
ScholasticScholastic Learn at Home has you covered with engaging online resources and activities for grades Pre-K - 9. 
KidLitKidLit TV - FREE read alouds, drawing & writing tutorials, podcasts, #kidlitart & reading resources for kids!
Zoey & SassafrasFree e-book! Zoey & Sassafras ebook- an early chapter book for kids who are reading independently
GutenburgProject Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Internet Archive

Internet Archive allows you to download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.

COLLEGE STUDENT RESOURCES
Open Stax OpenStax offers high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed college textbooks that are absolutely free online
project museProject MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform.