Digital Downloads

As of July 2013, Davenport Public Library is pleased to offer a large selection of digital materials!

This content is provided by a third-party vendor, Overdrive Media. In most cases you will need to create an account, and you may need to download software to access these materials. Detailed instructions at the links below will help you get started.

E-books and Audiobooks!
There are several options available, however, formats vary by publisher. When possible, the library attempts to provide titles in PDF or ePUB as well as AZW (Kindle) formats. Additionally, audiobooks come in mp3 and WMP formats.

To get started:

1. Sign up for a library card and/or get a new library card number.
2. This service is available to city resident cards or paid nonresident cards in good standing. (no fines, etc.)
3. Five titles can be checked out at a time and cannot be renewed.
4. Start searching for books here with your digital device or computer.
5. HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS HERE!


The following external websites have some free downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and more.


eBooks

http://www.gutenberg.org/
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

http://www.bartleby.com/
Publishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
The Online Books Page is a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet.

http://www.freebooks.com/
Provides some downloadable e-books and textbooks in popular genres and topics such as christian books, audio books, horror, romance and many more.

http://archive.org/details/texts
Offers access to digital-born and scanned print texts.

http://www.worldwideschool.org/
This site is dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of educational material.

http://books.google.com/
Find full text and/or bibliographic information a search engine.

http://www.bibliomania.com/
Free e-texts of literature, including fiction, poetry, drama, and limited non-fiction and reference sources. Includes study guides for students and teachers and bulletin board for posting opinions and queries.

https://www.thefreelibrary.com
Compiles an enormous amount of published material - journals, magazines, blog postings, and classic literary texts. Organized by subject, author, or title.

Knowledgerush
Large directory of popular literary works and historical documents available on the Web. Includes biographies of some authors and can be browsed by author, genre, or title.


Audiobooks

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format.

http://librivox.org/
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net.

https://archive.org/details/audio
Internet Archive provides digital recordings of classics, old radio shows and much more.

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