eBooks and eMagazines

eBooks & eMagazines

3M Cloud Library

3M Cloud Library

  • New! Search, borrow, and manage your 3M Cloud Library checkouts from the library catalog. Learn more here.
  • Browse, checkout, and read eBooks on your personal device.
  • When asked for a login, enter your library card number and leave password area (if any) blank
  • You can have six holds and six checkouts at a time. eBooks check out for 21 days.
  • Renewals are not allowed, but eBooks can be checked out again if there are no holds.
  • Compatible with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android OS, Nook, Sony e-Reader, Kobo, PC, and Mac.
  • Download device apps and find help using 3M Cloud Library here.
  • Para libros electrónicos en español, clickea aquí.
  • For 3M Cloud Library help, please use AskUsNow! chat to contact a librarian.
Maryland Digital eLibrary Consortium

Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium Powered by OverDrive

  • New! Search, borrow, and manage your Overdrive checkouts from the library catalog. Learn more here.
  • Safari Books Online logo

    Safari Tech Books Online: In library use - Outside the library network

    eBooks on Computer and Information Technology (IT) from these publishers: O’Reilly, Adobe, Prentice Hall, SAMS and others. Certification, e-business, programming, web design, XML are just a few topics.  Complete content of over 1000 books.

    Read these on a computer or tablet; they cannot be saved to your device. Safari Tech Books works with the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Versions 8 or newer, Firefox, Version 12.0 or newer, Safari, Version 5.1 or newer, Chrome, Version 19 or newer. If one browser is not connecting, trying another may solve the issue.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library logo

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    eBook Versions of reference books in Business, Health, History, Law, Literature, Religion, Science, and Travel. Read these on the computer. Sections are downloadable, not the entire book.

    Learning Express Library

    LearningExpress Library

    • Practice tests, skill-building, and career information for elementary through adult.
    • Over 800 tests and courses, including GED, ACT, SAT, Civil Service, Military, Vocational, Citizenship, Real Estate, Business Writing and more.
    • Includes tests in Spanish.
    • Over 180 ebooks on everything from exam preparation to resumes and cover letters.
    • Register with your library card number as your user name and create a password of your choice.
    Testing and Education Reference Center

    Testing & Education Reference Center

    • Access to Peterson’s college and graduate school directories, SAT, AP & civil service online practice tests,
    • Test preparation eBooks, financial aid and scholarship information.  
    • Read these on the computer.  Not downloadable.
    • Create a user name and password to use the test preparation books and online tests.


    • Children's eBooks
    • No need to check them out
    • Read right on the computer or mobile device (You must be on your mobile device to see which titles are available.)


    • Browsable popular interest magazines
    • Can be viewed on a computer or downloaded to a mobile device using the Zinio app.
    • New for 2015: Download the Zinio for Libraries app for Apple iOS or Android to manage your library Zinio checkouts with just one login.
    • If you prefer, you can still view library checkouts with the Zinio commercial app using the old dual login system.
    • Check out the User Guide.

    Download it!

    If you own an eReader or tablet or want to buy one, we’ll show you how to search, request, check out and download from our fantastic free collections of eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks.

    eReader One-on-One Training
    Please call the library to schedule an appointment. (For adults)
    Crofton 410.222.7915
    Odenton 410.222.6277

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