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.
Libby by OverDrive
We offer eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive, free with your library card. Read on phones, tablets, computers and eReaders including Kindle from our OverDrive website or on mobile devices using the Libby app.
Read eBooks and listen to audiobooks instantly from our digital collection. Try the new Libby app on your phone or tablet! You can also enjoy titles from our OverDrive website on your computer, Kindle or eReader.
Borrow eBooks, audiobooks and streaming videos free from our library to enjoy on your mobile device or computer. Read, listen, or watch instantly or download for offline usage.
Looking for something to download to your phone, tablet, or eReader? We offer instant access to thousands of eBooks and audiobooks through Libby by OverDrive.
This free app, created by OverDrive, is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Windows 10 devices.
- Install the Libby app from your device’s app store.
- Open the app and find your library. You can search by library name, city, or zip code.
- Browse your library’s collection and borrow a title. When prompted, sign in. You’ll need a valid library card to complete this step.
- Borrowed titles appear on your Shelf and download to the app automatically so you can read them when you’re offline.
From your Shelf, you can:
• Tap Start Reading or Start Listening to open a title.
• Tap the cover image, then Send to Device to send a book to Kindle if you prefer to read on the Kindle.
Get the apps or use on the following supported devices:
- Android devices (4.0 / 4.4 or higher)
- Apple iOS devices (9.0 or higher)
- Windows 8/10 devices
- Kindle eReaders & Fire tablets
- Kobo eReaders
- Nook tablets & eReaders
- PCs, Macs, & Chromebooks
For additional help, step-by-step guides, etc., check out OverDrive’s device 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 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.
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.