Downloadables (eBooks, eAudios, etc.)

 All users will need their valid Culpeper County Library card number.
















Download eBooks and eAudios for free!  Powered by OverDrive, some of our patrons know this service better as the "Blue Ridge Download Consortium".  

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OverDrive Help (Device Resource Center, Digital Books Tour, Lending Policies, Support)


  • Over 8,000 popular fiction and non-fiction eBook titles for adults, teens and children
  • Over 3,500 popular fiction and non-fiction eAudio titles for adults, teens and children
  • New titles periodically added


Project Gutenberg: Classic eBook titles available: 

To browse Project Gutenberg titles, click the link on your library's OverDrive digital collection homepage that says "Additional eBooks Always Available."



  • Each eBook or eAudio checks out to one user at a time
  • Checkout period: choose either 7 or 14 days
  • Titles may be renewed if there are no holds
  • Maximum number of items that may be checked out at one time: 10
  • Maximum number of holds that may be placed at one time: 10
  • Titles can be returned early to allow for more checkouts

Mobile Apps & Device Compatibilty:

  • As of December 21, 2016:  
    • OverDrive recently upgraded more of their services to HTTPS as part of a continued commitment to security and privacy.
    • While this process was seamless and invisible to the vast majority of users, it resulted in compatibility issues for some older devices and software versions. We apologize for the inconvenience.  
    • Solutions and alternatives (wherever possible) are further discussed, just follow this link to learn more: Known issues with Sony Reader, NOOK GlowLight Plus, and Adobe Digital Editions.   



























Browse & Download (Login with your library card number)

Freading FAQs

  • Over 48,000 fiction and non-fiction eBooks for adults, teens and children
  • New titles added weekly


  • Unlimited simultaneous use; all titles are always available
  • Freading allows patrons to borrow eBooks based on a weekly book loan allotment system
  • Each patron receives a weekly number of book loans
    • The number of book loans roll over for 4 weeks, for a maximum of 12 book loans per month.  At the end of the fourth week, unused loans are cleaned out of the account and a new four week cycle has begins
    • A week is Monday to Sunday from Midnight, EST
  • eBooks checkout for a period of two weeks and are renewable

Mobile Apps & Device Compatibility:

Computer & Laptop users will find it necessary to have Adobe Digital Editions installed onto their computer or laptop in order to download Freading eBooks.

Direct links for installing Adobe Digital Editions:

To authorize Adobe Digital Editions on your computer, you will also need to create an Adobe ID.

Mobile device users will need to download their files into an application.  They will also need an Adobe ID in order to active their Freading app for use.  Create your Adobe ID by clicking here.

  • Direct Download:  Freading has apps available for the following mobile devices:
  • eReader via Transfer:  the following eReaders can accept Freading eBooks via transfer from a computer or laptop:
  • Nook Devices
  • Sony Reader
  • Kobo Reader










OneClickdigital eAudios & eBooks

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OneClickdigital Library Support

Toll-free support available: (877-77-AUDIO / 877-772-8346); Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm (Eastern).

  • Almost 400 bestselling eAudio fiction and non-fiction titles 
  • New titles added each month
  • Limited selection of classic eAudio and eBook titles, a portion of these are for children and teens


  • Each eAudio or eBook checks out to one user at a time
  • Checkout period:  choose between 1 to 14 days
  • Titles may be renewed up to to 2 times if there are not holds
  • Maximum number of items that may be checked out at one time: 10
  • Maximum number of holds that may be placed at one time: 10
  • Titles may be returned early to allow for more checkouts

Mobile Apps & Device Compatibility:





























The world's largest newstand.  Download eMagazines to your computer or tablet, or read them on your mobile device with the free Zinio Reader app.

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  • Through Zinio you have access to full digital copies of current issues of 94 popular magazines such as Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, National Geographic, Popular Science, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, and many others.
  • Includes a small collection of 18 foreign language titles, mainly in Spanish or Chinese.


  • No limits, no holds.  Check outs are unlimited.  Check out as many issues as you want and then keep them on your account as long as you wish. 
  • Current issues are released simultaneously with the print edition and available for immediate check out.
  • If you miss a new issue, you can easily browse the magazine detail page to find the previous issue (dating back to June 2013 when our subscription started).

Mobile Apps & Device Compatibility:

The Zinio for Libraries mobile app: All apps are free.  Select one of these apps if you only want to download magazine issues from the Library's collection and read them offline:


The original Zinio reader app:  The original, free Zinio reader app, which allows access to the free, downloable magazines you would get from our Library plus the commerical Zinio newsstand, is still available.  Select this app if you want to purchase issues from Zinio's newsstand:




















EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

You will need to create a new account in order to download items.

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Over 30,000 nonfiction and fiction eBooks for adults, teens and children.


  • Each eBook can be used or checked to one user at a time.
  • Checkout period:  Choose between 1 and 7 days.
  • Titles may be returned early.

Mobile Apps & Device Compatibilty:

If you are using a computer or laptop....

  • Using your computer, eBooks can be read in your Internet browser using the eBook viewer.  No software needs to be downloaded.

  • eBooks can also be downloaded for offline use.  If you are using your computer or laptop, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions.  The free software can be downloaded from this link.

If you are using a mobile device....

The EBSCO eBooks app is available for:

• iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) from the iTunes app store
• Android devices from Google Play
• Kindle Fire and Nook devices from this FAQ

Users will need to create an Adobe ID to register the app on their mobile device.

Need more information? Click here.