|As long as the Wi-Fi lasts...|
Heat wave, high water, broken leg, car in the shop! If you can’t make it to a branch, you can still enjoy our e-library! Your key to online literature, learning, and fun!
For digital reading, fiction and non-fiction use:
- Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium/OverDrive;
- 3M Cloud library;
- Safari books online;
- Book Flix, animated picture books and some non-fiction books; and
- Tumblebooks: fiction, non-fiction, games and playlists—a guilt-free electronic entertainment resource for young children. Bookmark this on a young child's tablet!
- Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium/Overdrive! Yes, our largest collection of e-books is also our largest collection of electronic audiobooks; and
- One Click Digital also offers a complementary collection of audiobooks.
- Mango Languages (establish an account through our website to save your progress); and
- Muzzy Online for kids to learn languages with games and cartoon characters.
- Freegal provides weekly music downloads for MCPL customers;
- Streaming Music (Music Online) offers music in multiple genres; and
- Theatre in Video provides recordings of live performances!
Looking for something else? Check out these free resources available online:
- BBC language lessons
- LibriVox: Free, volunteer-read audiobooks from the public domain.
- Project Gutenberg: The motherlode of over 46,000 free e-books. Available in Epub, Kindle, read-online formats in many, many languages. These books are generally in the public domain. So indulge your penchant for Dickens or Dickinson, Austen or Zola with e-books (and some audiobooks) that you can download and keep forever.