Read an eBook Week

Have you ever read an eBook?  eBooks are great for traveling or anytime that you can’t make it into the library, and they enable you to bring virtual stacks of books with you wherever you go.  Read an eBook Week starts this Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to try downloading and reading, or listening, to an eBook. 

All you need is to get started is a computer, e-Reader, tablet, or smartphone and a Harris County Public Library card.  Once you’re ready to read, you may need to download a desktop or mobile app, which will allow you to read the books that you download.  The eBooks and More link near the top of the page brings you to a selection of eBook collections.  OverDrive has a little of everything, while the other collections are more specialized.  Start browsing and see what you might have been missing.

  • OverDrive contains popular digital books, "always available" classics, audiobooks, music, and videos including movies, cartoons, fitness programs, and more.
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  • OneClickdigital features additional audiobooks, including many popular titles and authors, all of which are published by Recorded Books.
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  • eSelect is a collection of independently published fiction and nonfiction and is a great place for discovering new and lesser known authors. 
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  • EBSCO eBooks contains educational and reference materials, as well as some popular fiction.
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  • Safari Books Online is a collection of books on math, science, engineering, and information technology including networking, programming, and web development and design; it features the popular “For Dummies” series.
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  • The TumbleBook Library features popular children’s books that are enhanced with narration or animation and are accompanied by activities or videos.

Each collection has a help or FAQ section to assist you with downloading to your particular device, should you need it.  Please share your thoughts with us, and if you have any questions call or visit us at the Fairbanks Library.

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