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Blackwater Regional Library is happy to announce to its patrons that eBooks are now available for free to our users. BRL offers three services: Freading, OverDrive, and TumbleBooks. In order to check-out eBooks you will need a valid library card that is neither expired nor blocked due to lost or damaged items or high fines.
If you have questions or problems, contact us using our eBook Support Form.
Blackwater Regional Library eBook services
Freading offers tens of thousands of eBooks, available anytime, anywhere. There is no download manager and users have simultaneous access to all titles - no wait lists. (Please note: Freading is not compatible with any Kindle except for the Kindle Fire.) For more information and instructions, please click here.
BRL has partnered with a consortium of libraries collectively known as Southern Virginia Libraries United Electronically (SOVALUe) to bring you OverDrive, the premier provider of electronic book content in public libraries all over the world. You will be able to download and read eBooks for free on your PC, Mac computer, tablet, or your dedicated eBook reading device (including Nook, Kindle, and many others). Depending upon the title you will also be able to download and listen to audiobooks on your computer or on your portable music device. For more information and instructions, please click here.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. Click on the logo to begin.
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