Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed Mon.-Tue., 12/24-12/25.

Resources: E-books

On-site Resources

A variety of helpful equipment, archives and services are available at your local Marathon County Public Library! Some resources are only available at certain MCPL locations, as noted below.

Electronic Devices

A variety of devices are available for checkout at MCPL locations, including e-readers, laptops, tablets and more. For information about our computer lab, visit our Computers webpage; for other equipment available at the library, visit On-Site Resources... (read more) MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books Service

Online Resources

The following are databases to which the library has subscribed and websites that are affiliated with the library or host library-owned content. For an A-Z listing of all online resources, click here.

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Includes a section with teacher resources. Please note: As of June 2015, a library card is required to access this resource from outside of the library. For Children E-books MCPL Online

Wisconsin's Digital Library (OverDrive® / Libby®)

Wisconsin's Digital Library is a catalog of free e-books, audio books and videos that you can download and enjoy for limited periods of time. All you need is a library card and special software to facilitate the download process. Wisconsin's Digital Library is a service of the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium and is... (read more) WPLC MCPL WVLS Online Catalog E-books Audiobooks
magazines

Popular Magazines in BadgerLink

A variety of current, popular magazines are available for free online viewing via EBSCOhost! Use the links below to access these resources. (Please note the "availability" date rage; not all issues will be immediately available after publication in print.) If you encounter an error, visit https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/resource/masterfile-premier and click... (read more) Online Newspapers and Magazines BadgerLink E-books
Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Teens

An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for teens. E-books Audiobooks For Teens WPLC Online
Wisconsin's Digital Library for Kids

Wisconsin's Digital Library for Kids

An online catalog of free e-books, audiobooks, music and videos available for checkout! These files may be downloaded to e-readers, computers, MP3 players and other compatible devices. This link filters the WDL collection to items intended for children. E-books Audiobooks For Children WPLC Online
Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

Library E-book Accessibility Program (LEAP)

LEAP is a program that allows visually impaired patrons to access special e-book content thanks to a partnership between OverDrive and BookShare. Eligibility requirements must be satisfied to access this free service: https://www.bookshare.org/cms/bookshare-me/who-qualifies. Blindness and Low Vision E-books WPLC Online

Web Resources

The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration. Use at your own risk; these sites are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Hathi Trust Digital Library

This digital library provides access to a collection of titles from academic and research institutions worldwide. Web E-books

Internet Archive

A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 485 billion archived web pages. Web Audiobooks Music Movies and Television E-books

Internet Archive: E-books & Texts

Download free books and texts. Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books. Web E-books

Library of Congress

View classic books from the Library of Congress. Web E-books

Open Library

Over 1 million free-to-keep classic ebooks in multiple formats, plus a free ebook lending library offered in partnership with public libraries world-wide. This site also collects bibliographic information, with the goal of creating "one page for every book ever published."   Web E-books

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books. Choose among free epub books, free Kindle books, download them or read them online. These are "public domain" books no longer protected by copyright, and are generally older works.   Web E-books