Blackwater Regional Library


Blackwater Regional Library (BRL) 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.

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, magazines and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. View the get started guide for Hoopla

OVERDRIVE (Libby) 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 and Libby.

Digital Magazines are available through Magzter.

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 only compatible with Kindle Fire). View the get started guide for Freading.

Need a library card? BRL offers a virtual library card for patrons utilizing digital resources such as ebooks, audiobooks and more through hoopla, Libby and Magzter.








  • Mission

    Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

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  • Who We Serve

    Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.