Library eBooks, eAudiobooks, & Digital Magazines

Humboldt County Library provides several options for eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and articles for online reading and downloads.  Help in getting started is available at the reference desk, in person or by telephone at 707-269-1905.

Most of these titles do not appear in the Humboldt County Library Catalog.  Instead, you will find them by using the links below.

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Overdrive eBooks

The Library subscribes to Overdrive to offer our largest collection of fiction and non-fiction eBooks, eAudiobooks for adults and children.

Kids' eBook Reading Room

This special area of Overdrive is just for children.

Articles and Databases

The library subscribes to these useful information sources so that you can use them for free.

These include:

Chilton's Automotive Database
California Fact Cards
Consumer Reports (in MasterFile)
Driver's Ed (practice for California tests)
Explora (articles, news videos, documents)
MasterFile (articles, encyclopedias, more)
MedlinePlus (reliable medical information)
RBD Digital (eMagazines to download)

                      ...and more.

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Kindle Users:

Most Overdrive books will work on your Kindle, but some other sources of eBooks may not.

If you are tech-savvy and want to read books in other formats on your Kindle, there is a free open-source app, Calibre, that works to reformat eBooks to a format that you can read on your Kindle, or almost any other device.
Podcasts about Books & Literature

Find out about great reads, new authors, and what's going on in the literary world with these conversations about books and literature that you can listen to online or download to your device.

Download Entire Magazines

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Digital Magazines from RBDigital

The RBdigital app is available free in the app stores (for i-devices here, for Android devices here).  

RBdigital works on Android, iOS, and Windows.  However, Kindle and Nook devices don't work well with this software.

Many magazines that you love in paper format are available for your computer or favorite mobile device, page for page. 

The library pays a fee so that library card holders can read these ,magazines online, or download them to read off-line, for free.  

It's Your Decision 

Library and library website users are responsible for their own use of the internet and are expected to act with due caution and use critical thinking when making decisions about using the internet.

The Humboldt County Library and its employees are not responsible for what you choose to visit or download via the internet. 
Public Domain eBooks and eAudiobooks

On the left menu near the top of the page are links to sources of eBooks and eAudiobooks that are on the internet in the public domain and free to all.  Many classic works and old forgotten favorites are restored to us with these collections, and well worth reading, but you'll also find sources of newer books offered by publishers for free, usually for limited periods.