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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 one-on-one technology assistance with a variety of topics, including:  basic computer skills;  finding and applying for jobs;  Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.);  social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.);  accessing e-books — including... (read more)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books Employment

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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)

MCPL On-site Computers and Technology E-books

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.

For Children E-books MCPL Online


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

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

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