eBooks & Audiobooks Online Resources


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If you have any questions about the library's online resources, please e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org or see a staff member.




Get eBooks

The Library and OverDrive have eBooks and audiobooks available for you to check out and download for free at http://prl.lib.overdrive.com.  Titles can also be transferred to a variety of mobile devices and automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  If you don't see the title you want, you can request it on our Suggest a Title page and select eBook or eAudiobook as the format.  If you need assistance, please see a staff member or visit OverDrive's Help site.


Go to TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks is a collection of animated, talking picture books, including popular print titles, suited for elementary school children. The web site is easy to navigate and allows children to hear stories read fluently in English, French, or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension.


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eBooks How-to Flyers, Videos & More


How-to Flyers

You may need to download Adobe Reader to read these flyers on your computer.

Customer Tech Support Contacts

This is a list for the support sites for selected eReaders.  If your eReader isn't listed, e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org.

  • Aluratek - Fill out the form or search the knowledge base.

  • Amazon - Fill out the form and choose how you'd like to interact with Amazon.

  • Apple – Different ways to contact Apple depending on your device.

  • Barnes & Noble - User guides for all Nooks, frequently asked questions and a phone number.

  • iriver - Phone number, email, frequently asked questions and "Ask Andrew."

  • Kobo - Phone number, email and frequently asked questions.

  • Sony eSupport

How-to Video Playlists

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OverDrive Help


OverDrive's Help site can be very useful when you encounter issues or error during downloading, transferring or opening titles.  Here are some frequently asked questions about OverDrive that you may find helpful.  For more questions and answers, please see the OverDrive Help site or e-mail ask@pamunkeylibrary.org. Don't forget to include the text or numbers of any error messages you may see.

  1. What to do with an 'Unable to acquire license' error in OverDrive Media Console

  2. How to return a borrowed title using OverDrive's Mobile App for iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod touch)

  3. What to do if there is a Digital Rights Management (DRM) error

  4. What to do if there is an 'E_LIC_ALREADY FULFILLED_BY_ANOTHER_USER' error when trying to open an eBook

  5. What to do if there is a 'Software or Network Error' while trying to download a title

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Recommended Web Sites


Free eBooks on the Web

  • Bartleby
    .com publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.

  • Internet Archive
    The Open-Access Text Archive collection is open to the community for the contribution of any type of text, many using Creative Commons licenses. There are many e-book titles available in American Libraries, Project Gutenberg, and several other sub-collections.  Check out the IA project Open Library, too.

  • Google Book Search
    Book Search works just like a web search. Search for a title or author or keywords.  Books that are available for download will be marked with a "Full View" link.  There are reference pages for every book so you can quickly find book reviews, web references, maps and more!  Try out our Virginiana or Microfilm Bookshelves to see Google Books in action.

  • Baen Free Library
    Baen Books, a well-known publisher of fantasy and sci-fi books, is making available 100+ of its titles in electronic format for free.  You can read these titles online or download the books in one of several formats, with no conditions or strings attached.  If you have a mobile device with the OverDrive app, you can download EPUB formatted titles directly to the app.

  • Barnes & Noble Free e-books
    B&N offers around 100 free e-book titles available for download at any one time.  Genres range from romance to sci-fi, horror and more!  Free registration is required.

  • O'Reilly Open Books
    O'Reilly, a leading publisher of technical and computer-related books, has made available a number of Open Books--books with various forms of "open" copyright.

  • Rare Book Room
    This is an educational site which allows the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world's libraries.  These digitized books (about 400 in all) are presented in a medium to medium-high resolution and range over a wide variety of topics and rarity.

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Free eAudiobooks on the Web

  • Internet Archive Audio Books & Poetry
    Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg's Audio Book Project, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.

  • Open Library's Accessible Books
    This is part of the Internet Archive's collection of books available to the print-impaired.  Many are available in the DAISY talking-book format or otherwise available in the Open Library.  While most titles are those in the public domain, other are recent works made available through an exception in copyright that allows works to be copied for the purpose of making them accessible.  Works not in the public domain will be made available only to qualified readers officially registered with the Library of Congress's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (find out how to register).

  • Poetry Archive
    This site is a collection of poets reading their own work.  Also includes introductory notes on recordings and poets, bibliographies of poetry collections, guided tours around the Archive and themes which lead you on many different paths from poem to poem.

  • LoudLit
    This site provides classic literature with accompanying audio narration. Includes novels and poetry that can be read online but requires an mp3 player for downloaded files.

  • Kiddie Records
    Kiddie Records Weekly began as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children's records from 1945-1955.  Many of these classic recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.

  • UbuWeb
    UbuWeb is an independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.  Materials on UbuWeb are available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s).

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