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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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Thursday, March 29, 2012 

An update from OverDrive:

Dear Library Partner,


Amazon has reported that Kindle Book download fulfillment is now available for Harry Potter eBooks.


Thank you,

OverDrive's Library Partner Services
Thank you for your patience, and we hope you enjoy the eBooks.

Harry Potter Kindle Books
Thursday, March 29, 2012 

Here's what OverDrive has to say about Harry Potter Kindle books:

Dear Library Partner,


As announced earlier today, Harry Potter eBooks and digital audiobooks are now available for library lending.


Unfortunately Kindle Book download fulfillment is currently unavailable. Amazon is aware of the issue and working as quickly as possible to enable download fulfillment.


Until this issue is corrected, if a user checks out a Harry Potter eBook and selects the Kindle Book option, they will receive an error message at Amazon's website. Once fulfillment is enabled, the user can retrieve the download at that time.


Note: This does not affect the EPUB or MP3 formats of the Harry Potter titles.


We will notify you when this issue has been resolved.


Thank you,

OverDrive's Library Partner Services

We're very sorry for this delay in getting Kindle books for you, and we'll post updates as we get them.

Wild about Harry?
Thursday, March 29, 2012 

Good news:  Harry Potter eBooks and eAudiobooks are now available for the first time on our OverDrive site
Not-so-good-news:  We're getting reports that Amazon is having problems getting the Kindle Book loans.  Our best guess is that Amazon and the Pottermore site are both getting swamped, and that the problem will resolve itself.  If you're having difficulties, you may just want to try again in a few hours, or of course, you can
contact us.

Error code: 80040812
Monday, March 12, 2012 

If you encounter Error code: 80040812 please email your library barcode and the name of the title displaying the error to talktous@library.loudoun.gov and we can reset the download for you.


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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