E-books are electronic versions of your favorite books that can be read on e-reader devices or your computer. Downloadable audiobooks are digital recordings of the latest best sellers, book club favorites, and award-winning authors that you can download and listen to on your computer or portable listening device.
North Carolina Digital Library
is a collection of e-books, audiobooks, music and video available to Library cardholders. Greensboro Public Library recently upgraded its membership to an Advantage account. This means our readers will have better access to more popular titles!
public domain e-books are also available through Project Gutenberg
and Google Books
. You can also access nearly 25,000 e-books (readable on your computer) at NetLibrary.
TumbleBooks - e-Books for e-Kids
Check out these animated talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they will love.
These audio books are compatible with iPods and most MP3 devices, with subjects focusing primarily on language learning, classic literature, history, and biography.
If you need help downloading e-books to your computer or an e-reader device, here are some links that may be useful:
• Blog with tips for downloading to Barnes & Noble’s Nook
• Step-by step tutorial for both the Nook and Sony Reader
• Instructions for using Overdrive resources on multiple devices
They have been called the 'Book that Reads Itself.' Playaways are about the size of a cell phone and contain a complete audiobook. They can’t be beat for portability - the player and the material are all there in one small package. Many best selling titles are available, including Grisham’s The Innocent Man and Grogan’s Marley & Me. Check out the collections at Central Library, Hemphill Branch, and Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch.
(Headphones and batteries not provided)