Audiobooks & eBooks


NOTE: Although it's great to be able to get free electronic books to read and listen to, this process can be pretty complicated. If you'd like to try it, come by and see Mrs. Alexander in the library and she'll help you work through it.


Audiobooks

Audiobooks (like books on tape or CD) are available for free download from the Long Beach Public Library. (You must have a Long Beach Public Library card.) They can be downloaded to Windows, Mac or Mobile Devices (Android, Blackberry, iPhone/iPad, and Windows Mobile). Just like library books, they will be good for a period of 1-3 weeks. Once the due date arrives, they will be disabled on your device. (NOTE: You can only download these to your personal device, not the ones at school.)

In order to listen to them, you'll need to download the Overdrive application on your PC, MAC, or mobile device.

poweredbyOD.gifGo to the Overdrive site to download the application for your Mac PC. To download Overdrive to your mobile device, go to the Application Store and download it.



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For instructions and information, watch the eMedia Guided Tour on the Long Beach Public Library site.


eBooks

Free eBooks (electronic print copies of books) are available from the Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, and Orange County libraries. Residents of Los Angeles or Orange County can get a library card for these libraries by going to one of their branches. (NOTE: You can only download these to your personal device, not the ones at school.)

To download eBooks, you'll need a library card and the Overdrive application on your PC, MAC, or mobile device. (eBooks can also be downloaded to the Nook eReader.) Once you download a book, it will be available for the lending period (1-3 weeks). When the due date arrives, the books will be disabled on your device.

If you're reading the books on a PC, Mac, or Nook, you'll also need Adobe Digital Editions, a free software download. If you download them directly to your mobile device you won't need this software.

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Go to the Overdrive site to download the application for your Mac or PC. To get overdrive for your mobile device, go to the Application Store and download it.

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Go to Adobe Digital Editions to download the application for your Mac or PC.




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Go to the County of Los Angeles Library to download Audiobooks and Ebooks.




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Go the the City of Los Angeles Library to download Audiobooks and Ebooks


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Go to the Orange County Library to download Audiobooks and Ebooks.



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