eBooks & eAudiobooks


Offers eBooks and audiobooks for PC, Mac and handheld devices -- and eBooks in almost any web browser via OverDrive Read for Alachua County and Putnam Alachua Levy (PAL) Cooperative patrons.

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Business & Technical eBooks & eVideos


Provides eBooks that are read online via your web browser.

  • Technology, digital media and business eBooks and videos
  • 10,000 titles to choose from
  • Ideal ready-reference resource
  • Unlimited checkouts, no need for reserves
  • Titles always available
  • Full text searching
  • Can search several eBooks simultaneously
  • No download necessary
  • Mac compatibility
  • Requires your library card number for remote access (outside the library)

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The Gainesville Sun Collection

The Gainesville Sun Collection, provided by Newsbank, has full-color images of The Gainesville Sun newspaper for 1911 to present. 

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America's News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events. America's News by Newsbank is the world's premier provider of newspaper and other online news sources. It features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.

Search current and archived news stories from local titles such as The Gainesville SunChiefland Citizen, and Ocala Star Banner. Major metro titles include The Miami HeraldThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and USA Today. A collection of America's news magazines is also available.

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The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times at and through the mobile app.

New York Times app for iOS / Android

With the New York Times, you will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking-news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. It's one of the country's most distinguished papers of record.

Please keep in mind that access with your library card only includes the Mini Crossword puzzle. 

From any desktop computer in the library or on your own device using the Library's WiFi network, your access is automatic once you create an account and log in at

For remote access (anywhere outside the library), follow these steps to claim your free 24-hour pass.

  1. Click the link to access the New York Times
  2. Click "Redeem" (code will be pre-populated)
  3. Already have a account? Simply log in with your email and password.
  4. If you don't have a account, click the login button to create one.
  5. A confirmation page will appear advising when your 24-hour pass expires.

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  • More than 3,000 magazine titles
  • Same articles as in print versions
  • Some titles contain links and other interactive features
  • Full-text searching
  • Unlimited checkouts - Magazines don't count toward checkout limit
  • Checkout for 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Works on any computer or device with a browser and Internet access

Apps available for mobile devices.

Libby app available for mobile devices.

OverDrive help: Getting Started /  OverDrive Support

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  • About 20 exclusive titles (Time, People, Ebony, etc.)
  • Same articles as in print versions
  • Some titles contain links and other interactive features
  • Full-text searching
  • Works on any computer or device with a browser and Internet access
  • Apps are available for iPads and Android tablets (v. 4.2 & up) for off-line reading

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications covering a wide range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

This resource also includes articles and reviews from Consumer Reports.

  • Full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals
  • Full text for more than 500 reference books
  • Over 105,000 primary source documents
  • Image collection of over 400,000 photos, maps and flags. 

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Our Freegal music collection allows you to:

  • Access over 15 million songs from more than 28,000 labels in the Sony Music catalog
  • Download and keep 5 mp3 songs per week (count resets every Monday after 12:01 AM)
  • Download directly to a computer with no required software
  • Transfer to other devices from your computer
  • Download Freegal apps for Android and Apple devices (Apple devices require downloading to a computer and syncing with iTunes to maintain a backup)
  • Find out more on the Freegal Music FAQs page.

Freegal access will end December 31, 2021. Watch for something new!

Freegal Help: Freegal support

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Freegal: iOS / Android

The New York Times: iOS / Android