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Connect to OverDrive

Connect to Overdrive for kidsCheck out our collection of eBooks and mp3 audiobooks for teensOverDrive 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 Cooperative patrons. If you've never used OverDrive before, check out our page on how to get started.

Technology and Business eBooks & eVideos

Connect Now O"Reilly text logoO'Reilly 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
  • Need your library card number for remote access (outside the library)

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Freegal Music gives you access to over 15 million songs from more than 25,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog.

  • Download 5 new songs every week
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  • Download count resets Monday at 12:01 AM
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Image for OverDriveConnect now to Overdrive and access our popular eMagazine collection online.

  • More than 3,000 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

Connect to Flipster magazinesConnect now to Flipster and access our popular eMagazine collection online.

  • 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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    More online sources of digital media

    The Library subscribes to OverDrive and O'Reilly to provide premium eBooks and digital media, including bestselling fiction, popular authors, and timely nonfiction. Also available online are several non-commercial sources of eBooks and other digital media. Many free titles are classics and "public domain" works.

    Here is a sampling of sources to explore: