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Services / Resources: E-books

On-site Services

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.

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Technology Assistance

Need help using your computer, tablet, smartphone or e-reader?  Library staff can provide technology assistance with a variety of topics, including:  basic computer/internet skills;  finding and applying for jobs;  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);  social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);  accessing... (read more)

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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)

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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.

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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: Use of this resource is limited to patrons of MCPL; it is not available to patrons of other V-Cat libraries.

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The following are third-party websites suggested by library staff for your consideration according to our Materials Selection Procedure. Use these websites at your own risk; they are not controlled or monitored by the library.

Center For the Book at the Library of Congress

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress invites people of all ages to discover the fascinating people, places and events that await you whenever you read. 

Web E-books Reading Advice

Hathi Trust Digital Library

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

Web E-books

International Music Score Library Project

Free online access to hundreds of thousands of music scores and sheet music that are no longer protected by copyright. Most are offered as PDF files. Some are accompanied by synthesized audio of the music in question. 

Web Music E-books

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more.

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

OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search)

OASIS allows students to search for openly available online books, reports and research studies. 

Web E-books Audiobooks Online Courses For Educators For Teens

Open Library

This website offers more than a million free classic e-books in multiple formats, plus a free e-book lending library offered in partnership with public libraries worldwide. 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 60,000 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