Download eBooks and digital audiobooks for free from the Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium with your library card—login first to see extra titles!
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Before purchasing a device, take a look at devices that are compatible with the library’s downloadable collection.
Download and Transfer eBooks to:
- Amazon Kindle Readers and Kindle App
- Amazon Kindle Fire
- Barnes and Noble NOOK
- Sony Reader
- Sony Reader Wi-Fi
- Pandigital Novel
- iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
- Android Devices
- Other Device
Download and Transfer Digital Audiobooks
Visit the Information Desk at your branch and checkout an eReader to use inside the library for 2 hours. All three branches have a Kindle, a Kindle Fire, an iPad, a Sony Reader Wi-Fi, and a NOOK Color. Lexington Park and Charlotte Hall also have a NOOK Touch and Charlotte Hall has a Kobo Reader and Pandigital Novel. eReaders received through a state grant.
More Free eBooks and Digital Audiobooks Online
- The Audio Books Project
Project Gutenberg’s Audio Books Project makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. Some books are read by humans, others are computer generated.
- Baen Publishing
Free Science Fiction and Fantasy titles in electronic format. Read the titles online or download the books in one of several formats, including Nook and Kindle compatible formats.
- Google Books
Search and browse books online. Download a PDF copy of public domain book. Download Google eBooks app for Android or iPhone/iPad to read Google eBooks on your phone.
A large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries.
eBook search engine to find free eBooks and compare eBook prices for the Kindle, iPhone, Nook, Sony Reader and more.
- International Children’s Digital Library
A digital library of outstanding children’s books from all over the world.
- Internet Archive Audio Books & Poetry
This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3′s from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
- Internet eBook and Texts Archive
Wide range of fiction, popular books, children’s books, historical texts and academic books to download free.
- Just Free Books
Searches more than 700 websites to find all sorts of free books: public domain texts, open books, free audio books, ad-supported books and more.
- Online Books Page
Links to more than one million texts that are freely readable over the Internet.
- Open Library
Free eBook titles, a lending library, and an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.
- Project Gutenberg
More than 36,000 free eBooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose ePub, Kindle, HTML, or simple text formats.