Digital Downloads (eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines)

Read an eBook

3M Cloud Library

3M Cloud Library is a flexible, easy-to-use e-book lending system. You can browse, check out and read e-books. Using the latest mobile technology, the 3M Cloud Library offers a seamless experience that lets you explore and borrow e-books in our library, at home and on the go.

Download Apps for mobile devices and computers

OneClick Digital

Oneclick Digital, a Recorded Books company, offers downloadable audiobook and ebook selections from popular authors such as John Sanford, Charlaine Harris and Nevada Barr, Jennifer Chiavarini, and teen authors Cassandra Clare and Lauren DeStefano.

After you set up your free account on the website, you can download apps directly to your device.

Download Ebook Apps (below the audiobook apps)

Listen to Audiobooks

The OneClick digital eAudio app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users. There are also apps for desktop computer listening.

Login using the credentials you created at the OneClickdigital website, and access your checkouts, browse and checkout titles, and download directly to your device using the app. All titles are available for download with the app.

Did you know you can also stream audiobooks on your desktop, laptop or device? Once you check out an audiobook, you can stream it on any device with a web-browser and an internet connection. No need for downloading! Read here for instructions.

Alert: As of Monday, July 13, 2015, Microsoft will no longer be supporting DRM (digital rights management) for WMA files for eAudio.  This is a technical issue that will have an impact on some OneClickdigital users.  Anyone that currently downloads encrypted WMA titles using the OneClickdigital Media Manager or downloads encrypted eAudio manually (as Zip files) will no longer be able to do so as of 7/13.

All eAudio titles in our library’s collection, including the previously indicated WMA files, will continue to be available through streaming on the OneClickdigital site and for downloading through all versions of the OneClickdigital app.  Again, this impact of the Microsoft refusal to support encrypted WMA files will only impact you if you are attempting to download with the Media Manager or through manual transfer.

Read E-magazines

Zinio for Libraries is a way to read magazines from the Waco-McLennan County Library on your computer, smart phone or tablet device. It works with Windows PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices. Just create an account on the Library's Zinio For Libraries page, then choose your magazines. Download the correct App for the device you want to use. You will also create a "reader" account in the app - make sure to use the same email for both accounts. In no time, you'll be downloading magazines from the Library's Zinio site, and reading them in your app.

Need help?  Book-a-Librarian

A service that is one-on-one instructional from our information experts--the librarians.

30 minute session with a Reference Librarian who can offer asstance tailored to your needs. Times are determined by you and the librarian.

Available to Waco-McLennan County Library cardholders and requires a 24 hour advance notice. Requests for specific times are dependent on staff availability.

Call 750-5944

Other eBook Resources

From the library:

Arbordale Children's Ebooks 

These books are fiction and nonfiction in English and Spanish. They are in print and read-aloud, with AR (Accellerated Reader) levels from 1-5. Many have quizzes and teacher activities as well.

Ebsco eBooks

This collection of electronic books may be read on your computer while connected to the Internet. They are available through the Library Catalog by clicking on the provided link. Chapters in PDF format may be downloaded to your e-book reader or computer. Create an Ebsco User Account (free). Most titles are technical or scholarly, with some fiction included.

Gale Virtual Reference Books

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of specialized reference sources.  These reference books once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

The contents are chosen by us specifically for our library.

On the Web:

Project Gutenberg: offers over 39,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofread them with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Project Gutenberg Mobile site. This version of the PG site is formatted for your mobile device.

Mobile Device How-to Get PG books on your e-reader.