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Ebooks and Audiobooks

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The Library's largest eBook and Audiobook collection, for all ages. Download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo eReader, or mp3 player and take them to go!

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RBdigital has a rich collection of new and classic audiobooks for all ages. Download to an Apple or Android device, your computer, or transfer them to an mp3 player.

Streaming eBooks, graphic novels, and other digital content for middle and high-school ages. Always available: no holds or wait-lists.
Streaming audiobooks with no holds or wait-lists. Offers over 1200 titles, with dozens of genres and interest levels.

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TumbleBook Library is an streaming eBook service for grades K-6, with animated picture books, chapter books and non-fiction books.

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O'Reilly has a huge collection of streaming eBooks for consumer technology, computer programming, and business, as well as streaming video courses.

Other Online Resources

Public domain, classic eBooks. Available in ePub format, with content digitized and proof-read by Project Gutenberg volunteers

Free, public domain audiobooks read by volunteers. Download and listen for free, or volunteer and get involved!

A multilingual eBook collection, HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future

Millions of public domain eBooks in many different languages, including rare and out of print titles.

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Libby & Library2Go eBooks & Audiobooks

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Library2Go is our downloadable eBook and Audiobook service. Download books to your Apple or Android mobile device, Kobo eReader, or mp3 player and take them to go! Need help getting started? Click the “Tutorial” button above, or check out OverDrive’s help pages.

Access Information:

  • Requires an NVCL card with a barcode that starts in 23287
  • Maximum of 7 books out at a time and 7 holds at a time
  • Download the app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page

RBdigital Audiobooks

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Check out RBdigital for a rich collection of magazines, ebooks, audiobooks and movies. To learn how to use RBdigital, click the tutorial button above, or check out RBdigital's help pages.

 Access Information:

  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
  • Requires creating an RBdigital account with your library card and email address.
  • Get the RBdigital app

O'Reilly eBooks (formerly Safari Books Online)

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Thousands of current consumer technology, computer programming, design, and business eBooks and video courses.

Access information:

  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL
  • Maximum 8 users at a time (increased to 16 users until July 1, 2020)

Free eBook Websites

A listing of links to sources of free online public domain ebooks. These include Project Gutenberg, Hathi Trust and Google Books.

Free Audiobook Websites

A list of links to free public domain audiobooks, including Librivox and Open Culture.


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