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.(Over 60,000 titles as of 2016)
OVERDRIVE (SOVALUe) - 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.
ONECLICK DIGITAL - Check out downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Current collection has 200 classic audiobook titles and 85 classic eBooks.
Patrons will need to create an account, and use their library card number as verification for the service. Patrons can use library card number as username. See help section for tutorials.
ZINIO Digital Magazines - enjoy unlimited access to popular magazines, right on your computer or mobile device. Available magazines.
Patrons will need their library card number to validate, and then create accounts for viewing and downloading. Please see user guide.
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.
TumbleBookCloud is an online collection of ebooks, enhanced novels, graphic novels, videos and audio books, which offers students and adults of all reading levels access to an amazing range of content.
Click on Logo, select Ebooks, select Tumblebooks for Teens for access.
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