Marathon County Public Library

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Holiday hours: All MCPL locations will be closed by 5pm on Wed., 11/22, and closed all day Thu., 11/23.

Resources: 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.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBooks

An online collection of animated, talking picture books which 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®

Wisconsin's Digital Library (aka OverDrive) is a catalog of free e-books, audio books and videos that you can check out, 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) Audiobooks E-books WPLC Online
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.

Bartleby.com

An online, searchable collection of classic literature, poetry, and reference works. Free for online viewing only. Downloads of complete works are not possible.   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