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you can download to your PC or mobile device? 
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Go to Axis360
Axis360 is compatible with the following devices:     Windows PC Mac Android iOS Kindle Fire/HD Nook

Go to OverDrive
OverDrive is compatible with the following devices:    Windows PC Mac Android iOS Kindle eReaders and Fire Kindle Fire/HD Nook


Go to RBDigital & Zinio
Zinio is compatible with the following devices:    Windows PCMacAndroid iOS Kindle Fire/HD Nook


Go to TumbleBooks  Go to TumbleBooks

Animated, talking books for ages 3-10, read fluently in English and other languages. Fun puzzles & games ensure reading comprehension!
TumbleBooks are compatible with the following devices:  Windows PCMacAndroid iOS Kindle Fire/HD Nook


Device Axis360 eBooks Axis360 audio OverDrive eBooks OverDrive audio Zinio Tumble

iPad/iPhone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Kindle eReader No No Yes No No No

Kindle Fire/HD Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Nook eReader No No Yes No No No

Nook Tablet Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

Android Tablet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Windows PC Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes

mp3 Player/
Personal Media Device
No No No Yes No No

If you have any questions about your mobile device's compatibility or the library's online resources, please e-mail or see a staff member.


Don't see a title you want in our collection?  Use our Suggest a Title form or see a staff member.


Need help using your mobile device with our downloadable content?  Stop by during one of our Mobile Device Drop-in Days and get assistance from a trained Reference Librarian.


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Customer Tech Support Contacts

These are support sites for selected eReaders.  If your eReader isn't listed, e-mail

  • Amazon - Fill out the form and choose how you'd like to interact with Amazon.
  • Apple – Different ways to contact Apple depending on your device.
  • Barnes & Noble - User guides for all Nooks, frequently asked questions and a phone number.
  • iriver - Phone number, email, frequently asked questions and "Ask Andrew."
  • Kobo - Phone number, email and frequently asked questions.
  • Sony eSupport

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Recommended Web Sites


Free eBooks on the Web

  • Bartleby publishes thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction.
  • Internet Archive has many e-book titles available in American Libraries, Project Gutenberg, and several other sub-collections.  Check out the IA project Open Library, too.
  • Google Books lets you search for a title or author or keywords.  Books that are available for download will be marked with a "Full View" link.  There are reference pages for every book so you can quickly find book reviews, web references, maps and more!  Try out our Virginiana or Microfilm Bookshelves to see Google Books in action.
  • Baen Free Library, from Baen Books, a well-known publisher of fantasy and sci-fi books, is making available 100+ of its titles in electronic format for free.  You can read these titles online or download the books in one of several formats, with no conditions or strings attached.  If you have a mobile device with the OverDrive app, you can download EPUB formatted titles directly to the app.
  • Barnes & Noble Free e-books offers around 100 free e-book titles available for download at any one time.  Genres range from romance to sci-fi, horror and more!Free registration is required.
  • O'Reilly Open Books has technical and computer-related books free for download.
  • Rare Book Room is an educational site with some of the great books of the world's libraries.  These digitized books (about 400 in all) are presented in a medium to medium-high resolution and range over a wide variety of topics and rarity.

Free eAudiobooks on the Web

  • Internet Archive Audio Books & Poetry lets you listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg's Audio Book Project, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
  • Open Library's Accessible Books is part of the Internet Archive's collection of books available to the print-impaired.  Many are available in the DAISY talking-book format or otherwise available in the Open Library.  While most titles are those in the public domain, other are recent works made available through an exception in copyright that allows works to be copied for the purpose of making them accessible.  Works not in the public domain will be made available only to qualified readers officially registered with the Library of Congress's National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (find out how to register).
  • Poetry Archive is a collection of poets reading their own work.  Also includes introductory notes on recordings and poets, bibliographies of poetry collections, guided tours around the Archive and themes which lead you on many different paths from poem to poem.
  • LoudLit provides classic literature with accompanying audio narration. Includes novels and poetry that can be read online but requires an mp3 player for downloaded files.
  • Kiddie Records began as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children's records from 1945-1955.  Many of these classic recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.
  • UbuWeb is an independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts.  Materials on UbuWeb are available for noncommercial and educational use only. All rights belong to the author(s).

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Richard S. Gillis, Jr.
Ashland Branch Library

201 S. Railroad Avenue


Atlee Branch Library
9161 Atlee Road


Goochland Branch Library
3075 River Road West


Hanover Branch Library
7527 Library Drive


King & Queen Branch Library
396 Newtown Road


Mechanicsville Branch Library
7461 Sherwood Crossing Place


Lois Wickham Jones
Montpelier Branch Library

17205 Sycamore Tavern Lane


Cochrane Rockville Branch Library
16600 Pouncey Tract Road


Upper King William Branch Library
694-J Sharon Road


West Point Branch Library
721 Main Street


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