If you’ve caught the eBook bug, have no fear! JPL membership means you have ample access to thousands of eBooks for your computer, dedicated eReader, or smartphone or tablet.


Each member can borrow 5 eBooks or eAudiobooks at a time from cloudLibrary. Books go out for 2 weeks. They’re returned automatically so there’s never any fines. There are two ways to browse, borrow, and return cloudLibrary ebooks. You can use the regular BCCLS catalog, or you can use the cloudLibrary app. Regardless of which you choose you have to read the ebooks inside the app so be sure to download it.

Are you a Kindle Fire user with installation questions? Check out this video from BCCLS for step by step instructions.

Get the apps now:

iOS Android Nook Kindle Fire Mac PC

Need help?

For additional help, step-by-step guides, etc., check out cloudLibrary’s help portal.


Freading is different in that ALL the ebooks are available ALL the time. There’s a fabulously eclectic collection there–graphic novels, self help, history, business & economics–you name it! Every ebook is assigned a certain number of “credits.” In any given week, each member can take out up to 5 credits worth of ebooks. And what’s even better? You can keep the ebook…FOREVER!

Browse and download ebooks here

Get the apps now:

iOS Android Kindle Fire*


*Kindle Fire users MUST use the link above to download Freading. You will not find Freading in the normal Kindle App Store.


Want even more free eBooks? We don’t blame you. Here are a few more resources with thousands of freely available titles, all available to download right now!

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. They carry high quality ebooks: All their ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. They digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.


Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, they provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, the print disabled, and the general public. Not only will you find thousands of text documents formatted for all your devices, you’ll also find a treasure trove of video and audio in the public domain.