Digital Media


Downloadable Audiobooks

Downloadable audiobooks are just like the CDbooks you get at the library, except that you download them directly onto your device. For additional assistance, please feel free to call the Reference Desk at (203) 794-8756 ext. 3, or send us an e-mail.

OverDrive – Borrow audio or eBooks compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only. For detailed instructions on how to use OverDrive, please see online brochures available through Bibliomation.

  • eReading Room for Kids – Browse or search Overdrive audiobook and eBook titles by grade, reading, or interest level!
  • eReading Room for Teens – Browse or search Overdrive audiobook and eBook titles by grade, reading, or interest level!

Hoopla – Borrow a variety of digital media materials, including audiobooks, music, movies, television series, ebooks, and comics. Downloading and streaming are compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only.

researchIT CT’s RBDigital – Choose eAudio from the Filter box to search downloadable audio books from the Connecticut State Library. Available for all Connecticut residents.

There are many services online to access downloadable audio books in the public domain. You may try some of the following sites:


Downloadable eBooks

Hoopla – Borrow a variety of digital media materials, including audiobooks, music, movies, television series, ebooks, and comics. Downloading and streaming are compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only.

OverDrive – Borrow audio or eBooks compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only. For detailed instructions on how to use OverDrive, please see online brochures available through Bibliomation.

  • eReading Room for Kids – Browse or search Overdrive audiobook and eBook titles by grade, reading, or interest level!
  • eReading Room for Teens – Browse or search Overdrive audiobook and eBook titles by grade, reading, or interest level!

TumbleBooks -– Help your child build reading, math and language skills with this fun collection of over 1100 titles including our animated picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, and books in Spanish and French.

K-6 children’s ebook databases

K-6 math ebook database

7-12 ebook database

All ages audiobook database

Project Gutenberg – Over 42,000 free eBooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.


Other Digital Media

Acorn TV – Acorn TV brings world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond to library patrons through a streaming video service to any internet-connected device.

Hoopla – Borrow a variety of digital media materials, including audiobooks, music, movies, television series, ebooks, and comics. Downloading and streaming are compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only.