E-BOOKS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LIBRARY
||Overdrive – Your Library in Your Pocket
Overdrive is our primary platform for connecting our cardholders to our digital content. From e-books and audio-books to magazines and video, Overdrive puts the library’s collection at your fingertips – even at home.
With just your library card and the Libby App, you can download and access e-books and e-audiobooks from any device such as your computer, tablet, or phone. When the loan period is over Libby will automatically return your books for you.
Download the Libby App at your Apple or Android App Store. The original Overdrive App is scheduled to sunset on May 1st, 2023. The Libby App is the replacement.
Instructions for transferring from the Overdrive App to the Libby App are here.
Search the Libby catalog for e-books & e-audiobooks.
The Internet Archive is an indispensable tool for preserving and exploring information and our cultural heritage. Widely known for its Wayback Machine project which lets you see older versions of webpages, the Internet Archive also allows people to borrow contemporary ebooks. With a free account at archive.org you can borrow hundreds of thousands of recent and popular ebooks. And with their efforts to scan and preserve books in the public domain, you can access and read millions of older works without any restriction. The Internet Archive partners with a sister project, Open Library (https://openlibrary.org/), to make it even easier to browse and borrow books.
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||Project Gutenberg – Putting the Classics at Your Fingertips
Project Gutenberg is a volunteer run digital library with other 60,000 titles. All of the ebooks in their collection are in the public domain, so you are free to read, download, share, and remix them as you desire. Everything on Project Gutenberg will always be free without the need for an account or registration. You can read directly on your web browser or download the books in EPUB or Kindle file formats for loading into your ereader.
The vast majority of the Project Gutenberg collection predates 1924, so don’t expect to see any recent works. But there are still plenty of classics to enjoy and explore. The wealth of literature around the world and of centuries’ past is available to you!
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||The Gale Virtual Reference Library – free with your library card – gives you a host of constantly updating reference works in every academic area. Written for a general audience and with specific books geared for high school students and younger audiences, ebooks in the GVRL are perfect for your specialized nonfiction needs. Subject matter collections include:
• Social ScienceLogin at:http://go.galegroup.com/ps/dispBasicSearch.do?prodId=GVRL&userGroupName=nysl_se_moffat
||Gale Testing and Education Reference Center – Help for Every Student, From Schools to Professional Development
The Testing and Education Reference Center – free with your library card – is a fantastic tool for getting test help. Whether you are a high school student preparing for the SATs, a college student looking to brush up on STEM skills or get resume help, or someone preparing for a Civil Service Exam, TERC can help! Make a free account to save your progress, track your strengths and weaknesses, or get personalized help. With plenty of sample and practice questions, explanatory videos, and reference help, TERC is here for all of your test prep needs.