You Never Have to Pay for a Digital Book Again
Let’s face it — being a book lover can be a pricey hobby. The same applies to people who use digital books and audiobooks. Many overlook local libraries’ outstanding online resources and services like Libby and Hoopla. These allow people to access ebooks and audiobooks for free! Consider switching to your local library for your digital reading materials. Save the money that you have been spending on buying ebooks and audiobooks.
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The World of Digital Books
Whether trying to get into digital reading materials or consider yourself an avid listener, ebooks and audiobooks are incredibly convenient. Unfortunately, they can also be quite costly. Thankfully, most public libraries offer alternative options for people who enjoy listening to audiobooks or engaging with ebooks.
Ebooks and audiobooks can be one of the most accessible forms of reading. They can also be great for road trips, daily work commutes, or everyday enjoyment. Ebooks and audiobooks have become especially popular after the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few free resources to help you start your listening journey.
Libby is an app provided by Overdrive that allows you to access free audiobooks through your library. All you have to do is create an account with your library card and peruse your library’s collection of audiobooks. The Libby app is available for Apple, Android, and all web browsers. Libby is entirely free to download and use. Plus, since your titles are automatically returned by their due date, you’ll never have to worry about late fees.
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Hoopla is an online resource that allows you to borrow digital materials through your local public library. With Hoopla, you can borrow audiobooks, ebooks, movies, music, magazines, or TV shows with your library card. Access your checkouts from anywhere, including your phone, for streaming.
Call Your Library
Titles, availability, and digital resources will vary depending on your public library. Generally speaking, if you have questions about their ebook and audiobook services, you can call your library or find information on their website. Your local librarians would be happy to help you with learning how to check out digital materials. If you have requests for ebooks and audiobooks, don’t hesitate to share them with your library. When in doubt, talk to your librarian!
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