Blackwater Regional Library


Blackwater Regional Library has several options for free e-Books/e-Audiobooks and digital magazines. All free with your BRL library card and library pin! (NB: Pin number is four-digit birth year (YYYY))

Having problems? Please use the eBook Support Form, and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.

OVERDRIVE is provided to BRL patrons through Southern Virginia Libraries United Electronically (SOVALUe), a multi-library system consortium which provides more of the content you want when you want it! 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 on the title you will also be able to download and listen to audiobooks on your computer or on your portable music device. View the get started guide for Overdrive here.

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). View the get started guide for Freading here.

RB Digital eAudio and eBooks allows you to check out downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. The Current collection features classic e-books and e-audiobooks. View the get started guide for RB Digital here.

RB Digital Magazines allows you to enjoy unlimited access to popular magazines, right on your computer or mobile device! These magazines are simultaneous use (meaning you don’t have to wait for someone else to return it!) and, once downloaded, on your device without an expiration date. See a list of available magazines here. View our get started guide for RB Digital Magazines here.



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    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

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