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Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks

Download Audiobooks

Downloadable audio books are just like the audio books you get at the library, except that you download them directly onto your computer. From there,  all titles are transferrable onto a portable device and  some may also be burnt onto cd. Detailed instructions on how to download audiobooks are available on Overdrive and ICONN web sites.

OverDrive – Borrow audio or eBooks compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only.

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!

iCONN Audiobooks – 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:

Download eBooks

The Library provides free downloadable eBooks for its patrons.  You can enjoy eBooks in three formats: Kindle Books, EPUB, and PDF. Kindle Books can be delivered to Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. EPUB eBooks are perfect for mobile devices and e-book readers because their text fits any screen. PDF titles have fixed text, but the page can be zoomed to create a large print eBook. Detailed instructions on how to upload e-book on your device are available on Overdrive web site.

OverDrive – Borrow audio or eBooks compatible with many electronic devices. Available for Bethel patrons only.

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!

iCONN eBooks – Choose eBook from the Filter box to search downloadable audio books from the Connecticut State Library. Available for all Connecticut residents.

Additional eBook resources – An iCONN produced list of free eBook resources for various formats.

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

Borrow an Ebook Reader

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library, the Library now has two Nook Ebook readers that patrons may borrow. Please review the Policy and Borrower’s Agreement for terms of use. Please contact the Adult Services Department for more information: 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Ebook Reader Borrower Policy and Procedure

Ebook Reader Borrower’s Agreement

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