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Ebooks and Audiobooks

Libby & Library2Go (OverDrive)

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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 five books out at a time and five holds at a time
  • Download the app for your device at OverDrive's Device Help page

Library2Go Hold Redelivery

On March 2, Library2Go will be implementing a new hold system called hold redelivery. This system will give you more flexibility to manage your holds and allow you to suspend a hold even after it’s made available, while maintaining your place on the wait list.

How will it work?

Libby notifications will alert you when your holds become available. Libby will also add a “Notifications” section to the OverDrive website and app. After receiving notification that a hold is available, you can:

  • Borrow the title within 3 days.
  • Suspend the hold by selecting “deliver later.” This option passes the book to the next person in line while maintaining your place on the wait list. After the suspension period (set by you), you will be able to borrow the book when the next copy is available.
  • Cancel the hold.

If you take no action, your hold will automatically be suspended as a one-time courtesy for 7 days. If no action is taken a second time, the hold will be cancelled automatically.


RBdigital (ebooks, e-audiobooks, magazines and movies)

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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

Safari Books Online

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Thousands of computer, technical and business books from top publishers, including O'Reilly, Sams, Microsoft and more! For more info see Safari Books' support pages here.

Access information:

  • Licensed for City of North Vancouver residents only
  • Log in with any library card registered with NVCL

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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