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Downloadable Media


Overdrive Digital Library (Hamden residents only)
Download a wide variety of popular fiction and nonfiction books to your computer, ereader, or mobile device. Visit our eBook Help Page for more information about this service.

LION Consortium's Overdrive Collection - Includes eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Learning Express eBooks (Hamden residents only)
Provides career guides, study aides, and test-preparation books to help people prepare for high-stakes tests; to pass licensing, certification, or competitive entry-level exams; or to advance in school or professionally.


LION Consortium's Overdrive Collection - Includes eBooks and eAudiobooks.

ICONN OneClickDigital - Downloadable audiobooks are available for all Connecticut residents.

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The Library now offers Zinio magazines in digital format that you may check out and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Choose from over 100 popular titles!

Visit the  Zinio Help Page to learn how to set up your own Zinio account.

Additional Sources of Free Downloadable Media

Project Gutenberg
Over 33,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, Nook, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats.
More than 28,000 eBooks. Browse through the most popular titles, recommendations, or recent reviews from other visitors. Register on the site to create your own bookshelf to keep track of books you've read, and to share your list with others. The site's Help page offers instructions for downloading your ebook to a variety of mobile devices.

Open Culture
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media from all across the web for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Includes free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content.

Hathi Trust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Over 8 million volumes have been digitized (primarily scholarly and research works).