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These places give you access to eBooks. Visit our webpage to get exclusive access to our eBook lending services. A library card with the Waterloo Public Library is required.


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Access over 1,000,000 free eBook titles with Open Library. Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and they welcome your contribution. Whether you fix a typo, add a book, or write a widget--it's all welcome.

Great news for users of NOOK HD, NOOK HD+, NOOK Tablet™ and NOOK Color™: Barnes & Noble has added the OverDrive app to the NOOK Apps™ storefront. Now you can wirelessly borrow eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library! Visit our website and use your card number to get started: www.waterloo.lib....

Free Audiobooks, eBooks, movies, language lessons and more: Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Their mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006.

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Minute Help books are books for people with only minutes to spare. They give you a general overview of the topic of interest, and you don't have to spend all day reading to get the idea. For Kindle, Apple and Nook users. Developed by former librarians. (beta) offers a simple interface for finding audio books and eBooks. You can browse the latest books, search by keywords or choose more broadly by genre. You can often listen to chapters online, download a whole book, play a sample or subscribe using iTunes. Librophile is a free service. By using free open source tools such as jQuery and jQuery.TOOLS, Librophile can provide a cost effect service based on the advertising model.

Use the Waterloo Public Library's NEIBORS Overdrive service to download eBooks and eAudiobooks for your wireless device or computer. Must have library card with the Waterloo Public Library.

Project Gutenberg offers over 38,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online. They carry high quality ebooks: All their eBooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. They digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Calibre is a free and open source eBook library management application developed by users of eBooks for users of eBooks. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories: Library Management E-book conversion Syncing to e-book reader devices Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form Comprehensive e-book viewer Content server for online access to your book collection

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Join Lendle to begin lending and borrowing Kindle™ books with their community of ebook readers. -Lend and borrow Kindle™ books for free. -Join Book Clubs and socialize with the Lendle community. -Earn Amazon gift cards for lending your books. -No Kindle™ required!

Get eBooks through our lending service, Overdrive. Compatible with many devices including Nook, Kindle, Sony eReader, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android, etc. You just need your Waterloo Public Library library card number to get started.

Get eBooks through Waterloo Cedar Falls Overdrive. Easy to use!

There are over 150 digital books! All free!