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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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eBook demand is soaring...
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 

...and the Washington Post has noticed!  Did you catch Saturday's front page article about library eBook lending?  They don't mention LCPL, but pretty much everything the librarians from other communities say applies to us as well.  More eBooks have been checked out in the last six months than in the previous twelve months -- that means that our circulation will at least double this year -- but we don't have more money in our budget (nobody does) and we can't get all the eBook titles that people want because of publisher embargoes.

On the other hand, people loving our service too much is a pretty nice problem to have, and we're not complaining.

Problems returning Kindle books
Thursday, January 05, 2012 

Some people have reported that after returning Kindle books early through their Amazon account, the books were still showing as checked out in OverDrive.  We're not sure, but we think a site upgrade at Amazon temporarily delayed communication between Amazon and OverDrive.  Everything seems to be working now, but if you experience this problem, it may be due to slow communication and will resolve itself by the next day.

In case you need a refresher course on returning Kindle books early, here's how: At Amazon.com, look for the orange Shop All Departments button on the left of the screen, find Kindle on the list, and choose Manage Your Kindle. Then you can use the Actions button to Return This Book.

MP3 Audiobooks on the Kindle Fire
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 

OverDrive's MP3 audiobooks are playable on the Kindle Fire.  Here's how:

Make sure you have allowed installation of apps on your Fire.

  • On your home screen, tap Quick Settings and select More.
  • Tap Device.
  • Turn the switch for for Allow Installation of Applications to the On position.

Install the OverDrive Media Console app on your Fire.  The app is not currently available from either the Amazon or Android marketplaces, but you can get it free from OverDrive -- choose the Android version.

Select an MP3 audiobook from our OverDrive site, check out using your library card, and download.

At this time,
OneClick Audio does not support the Kindle Fire or any other Android device.


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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