E-Books And More

Search and view thousands of books from our collection scanned and digitized by Family Search.

Download songs from the Sony Music Entertainment catalog as well as thousands of other labels, and keep them for free. Library users have a weekly download limit and the library may have an overall weekly limit, too.

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Access to OCPL's collection of Gale/Cengage reference ebooks, which can be searched simultaneously or individually.

Topics include biography, business, fashion, history, law, literature, medicine, religion, science, and social science.

Please Note: Access to Hoopla is determined by your 'home' library. [See which libraries have access to Hoopla]
http://www.onlib.org/find/e-books-and-more/hoopla

Hoopla lets you borrow movies, TV shows, instructional videos, documentaries, music, ebooks, audiobooks and comics via your computer, smartphone or tablet. Check out movies and TV show episodes for 3 days, music albums for one week and audiobooks for 21 days. All hoopla titles, are checked out and can be streamed any time during the loan period. Items are automatically returned at the end of the loan period.

PLEASE NOTE: Central and City of Syracuse branch patrons can have up to six (6) checkouts per month per patron. You may experience an error message saying “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow” when you attempt to borrow a title. The daily lending limit resets at 8:00 PM EST every evening. Once reset you may continue to borrow content again on hoopla. This error message is due to OCPL's contract with hoopla, which has a limit on how many items can be borrowed throughout all the participating libraries.

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The OverDrive Digital collection includes currently popular e-books in epub, Kindle, and pdf formats, as well as downloadable audiobooks, and music. You can download the items and check them out on your library card just like a regular book. Titles can be read or played on tablets, e-readers, computers and more.
*** Beginning Oct. 1, digital magazines will be unavailable while Overdrive works on restructuring the service. You will be able to keep e-magazine titles that you have already downloaded. We will let you know when the service has been restored. ***

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Oxford Reference has ebooks to read online, or library cardholders may e-mail or download chapters. 

Includes:

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion, The Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, and The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art.

Individual ebook titles covering topics in history, biography, health, science and careers. Unlimited simultaneous use means these titles are always available. Search one title or across all Salem content.

The Following are Free Services - No Library Card Needed

Google Books is a great way to find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.

The Internet Archive provides access to ebooks, music, audiobooks, and a lot more, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Its purpose includes offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format to researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and to the general public. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages.

Jamendo hosts over 7,000 albums for you to download for free and then review or share.

LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. They are powered by volunteers, and are a non-commercial, non-profit, and ad-free project, donating their recordings to the public domain.

Open Library is an ever growing virtual catalog with individual webpages for millions of books. Contains a collection of over 1,000,000 free eBooks and as well as an eBook lending program for registered users. [Project of the Internet Archive.]

Largest collection of free eBooks on the internet. This collection is mainly focused on many classic works and other titles in the public domain.  Available in a wide variety of formats to use on different devices.

PureVolume is a website for the discovery and promotion of new music and emerging artists. Each artist has a profile that typically contains basic info, updates, photos, shows and music for streaming. Artists have the option of making each of their songs available for free download. Listeners and fans can also create profiles to interact with artists and each other, as well as track and share music they like.

The Internet Archive music collection provides access to nearly 600 virtual record labels found in the Netlabels collection, the unique contemporary compositions and performances found in the Other Minds collection, and the hundreds of popular songs from the early 20th Century found in the 78 RPM collection.