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eBooks and audiobooks are now available 24/7 whenever you are online! Our digital collection includes a wide variety of ebooks and audiobooks that you can check out to use on your computer or portable device. You may need to download software that allows your computer or devices to be able to properly read our downloadable material. Note: you must also have a renewed Tuscaloosa Public Library card with no outstanding fees.
Through OverDrive you can download ebooks that can be read from your computer and personal devices such as Kindles, Nooks, Sony Readers, Kobo readers, iPads, iPhones, Android based devices and more. Check out your favorite titles today without worrying about late fees - books return themselves after 7 or 14 days.
You can also download audiobooks that can be listened to from your computer and transferred to your personal devices. Check out your favorite titles today without worrying about late fees - books return themselves after 14 or 21 days.
Go to the OverDrive Collection now!
Why Aren't there More eBooks?
Why can't I find the authors that I'm looking for?
Why can't I find the new release titles I want?
Why aren't there more James Patterson downloadable books?
Are these some of the questions you have about Overdrive? Libraries are having issues getting access to certain titles and authors due to publisher restrictions. Find out more here.
If you are having trouble using Overdrive please peruse our OverDrive PDF pamphlet containing downloading and set-up instructions as well as our TPL Video Library for helpful video instructions.
Sites with Public Domain Titles
Google Books - Download full copies of out-of-copyright books from a variety of public domain titles(100’s of 1000’s of titles)
Internet Archive - A non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music.(over 2.5 million titles)
ManyBooks.net (29,000 titles)
Online Books Page (over 1 million titles)
Project Gutenberg - The original site for on-line texts, Project Gutenberg is still on the cutting edge with over 10,000 classics, including many international titles. (over 33,000 titles)
For the Kindle - Amazon's Free Collection (over 16.000 of the most popular classics)
For the Nook - Barnes & Noble's Free Collection