eBooks & eAudiobooks

Bellingham Public Library offers downloadable ebooks and audiobooks to card holders!

Washington Anytime Library

Use Washington Anytime Library to check out and download ebooks and audiobooks on your computer or mobile device.

To help you get started, First Time User Guides are available with instructions for each type of device.

How it works:

  • Ebooks and audiobooks circulate like other library materials. The Library owns a copy of each title, and one borrower at a time can check it out.
  • If an item is available, you can check it out and download it right away. If it is checked out by another user, you may place it on hold; you’ll be notified by email when it is available.
  • You have a choice to check out items for either 7, 14, or 21 days. Items automatically expire after this time, or if you prefer, you can return the item earlier.
  • You may have 5 downloadable items checked out at a time, and 8 holds pending at a time.
  • Items are accessed from the Washington Anytime Library online catalog. The software is provided by the Overdrive company.

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Ebooks and Audiobooks for Younger Readers

Free Ebook Collections Online

Internet Archive > ebooks
A non-profit library of free ebooks.

Internet Archive > Audiobooks
Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings.

OpenLibrary
Freely accessible ebooks, both classics and modern titles.

Project Gutenberg
Over 53,000 free ebooks that you can download or read online. Most titles are classics and out-of-copyright works.

HathiTrust
A partnership of academic and research libraries that offers millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. Most titles are academic in nature.