Electronic Books and Audiobooks
Howard County Library System (HCLS) offers free access to e-books and audiobooks with:
e-books for Kids
Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (OverDrive)
Download e-books and digital audiobooks to a computer or your MP3 player.
Note: If you lose your library card and get a replacement, your Overdrive holds (linked to your old library card barcode number) will disappear. If this happens, please e-mail us so your holds can be restored. In your message include your current barcode number and the list of titles you had on hold.
Instructions for loading OverDrive e-books on the following devices:
HCLS Instructors at all branches now offer one-on-one instruction on how to use Maryland's Digital eLibrary (OverDrive). To schedule a session, call your local branch or fill out our online form.
Upcoming e-reader classes
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