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Attend “Learn About eBooks” programs and ask us anytime, if you would like help.

Freading Ebooks

Freading offers over 20,000 fiction and nonfiction eBooks that are always available – no waiting in line even if someone else is reading the eBook. To get started, visit our Freading site (you’ll need your library card) and read the FAQs for guidance on getting Freading eBooks on your favorite reading device.

Click Here for OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks

Thousands of popular titles in eBook and eAudiobook formats. 

NEW! OverDrive for Kids – eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids who love to read

Safari Tech Books Online

Now you never have to leave your computer! With immediate access to thousands of the newest and most popular IT books, you can find the information you need. Right here. Right now.

All audiobooks, all the time.  Download to your desktop or to a free mobile app for your Android or Apple device.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. To access from your home or office, enter your LCPL library card barcode number (with no spaces) where indicated.
LCPL Zinio Magazine Collection

Welcome to Zinio, Loudoun County Public Library’s online magazine collection. Now you can download current and back issues of your favorite magazines to read on your PC, Mac, tablet, or smartphone. With more than 100 magazines on a wide range of topics, you’re sure to find something you like.

Zinio is fun and easy to use, but there are a few things you need to know:

  • After you select a magazine, you’ll be asked to create a Loudoun County Public Library Zinio account. The next step is to create a second account with Zinio, the company that hosts the library’s magazine platform. (It’s OK to use the same user name and password combination.) Confused? Don’t worry, after this setup you’ll only have to log in once when you check out.
  • Checkouts are for single issues, not for a subscription. So if you check out a monthly magazine, you’ll need to come back the following month if you want the next issue.
  • The Zinio app is for reading only. Selection and checkout must be done on a computer, not from within the app. Sorry.
  • Some Zinio features do not work with Internet Explorer 8 or below. We recommend updating or using a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.
We hope you enjoy using Zinio.

Click here to access Zinio.

Ebsco Host

Click here to access eBooks on EBSCOhost

eBooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)

  • Nonfiction eBooks on a wide range of topics, including business, economics, computer science, history, and more.
  • Classic fiction and poetry for children, teens and adults.
  • View online or download to your computer for transfer to reading devices, including NOOK, Sony Reader and iPad.

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 Online collection of animated talking picture books which teach children the joy of reading in a format they'll love. 
BookFlix is an online resource that pairs video storybooks with related eBooks to build a love of reading.
OverDrive for Kids – eBooks and eAudiobooks for kids who love to read

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Bye-Bye BlackBerry
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 

As of 4/10/14, OverDrive will no longer support the OverDrive Media Console app for BlackBerry and Playbook devices. If you already have the app installed on your BlackBerry, it will still work, but there will be no further updates or testing.

Adobe security breach
Monday, December 02, 2013 

 Adobe Systems recently reported a security breach involving customer data, and OverDrive has been informed that its users may have been among those affected. Adobe will be contacting people whose information is known to have been hacked, but it may be advisable to change your Adobe password even if you are not contacted directly. You can learn more at OverDrive's Digital Library Blog.

Freading & Freegal Music service disruption
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 

Starting at 2:00 AM on November 14th, Freegal Music and Freading will go out of service for maintenance and an upgrade.  We expect the service disruption to last 3 or 4 hours, so it should be back up and running by the time most of us wake up in the morning.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we're told the improvements will be worth it.

Zinio back issues
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 

In addition to current issues, Zinio now offers back issues of every magazine in our online collection.


To use eBooks or eAudiobooks, you must have a LCPL card.
Need further assistance? Take a look at our FAQ, contact your local LCPL branch, or contact us via email.

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