Ebooks

Check Out Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Library:

We offer a variety of ebooks and audiobooks through the Central Texas Digital Consortium. These books are newer books protected by copyright. As a member of the library, you can check out these books like you would the bound version of the book. Ebooks are available in epub and "Kindle" formats. Audiobooks are available in wma and mp3 formats. Select the image below to login using your library account number and password.

Download E-Books

To see how to check out books from our online catalog, watch our video tutorial.

The following additional videos that will show you how to download to specific devices.  Please note that these tutorials were created in 2011.  We are currently updating these tutorials to match more up-to-date devices.  Please check back soon!

 
If you run into any confusion, please don't hesitate to stop by Westbank or Laura's Library and talk to a librarian.  You can also call us at 512-381-1403.  We'd be happy to help!
 

Free eBooks from Project Gutenberg:

If you are looking for free ebooks, Project Gutenberg has thousands of books available in epub and "Kindle" format.  Most of these book are no longer covered by copyright.  For tips on how to navigate the Project Gutenberg site, watch our video tutorial.

 

Free Audiobooks from Librivox:

If you are looking for free audiobooks, Librivox has thousands of books available. Most of these book are no longer covered by copyright.  For tips on how to navigate the Librivox site, watch our video tutorial.

Free National Academies Press books in PDF format:

The National Academies Press has made the PDF formats of their books available for free.  The National Academies Press (NAP) was created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences (opens new page), the National Academy of Engineering (opens new window), the Institute of Medicine (opens new window), and the National Research Council (opens new window), all operating under a charter granted by the Congress of the United States. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy. The institutions represented by the NAP are unique in that they attract the nation’s leading experts in every field to serve on their award-wining panels and committees. The nation turns to the work of NAP for definitive information on everything from space science to animal nutrition. To browse the NAP collection, go to http://www.nap.edu.(opens new window) When you find a book you are interested in, select the Download Free PDF link on the details page for the book.