eBooks & eMagazines

Download a book to read or listen


CloudLibrary 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 CloudLibrary offers a seamless experience that lets you explore and borrow e-books in our library, at home and on the go.

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Download Apps for mobile devices and computers


Attention OneClickdigital users: the previous OneClickdigital app will no longer allow logins as of November 2, 2015. If you have been using this app, please download and install the new OneClickdigital combined app for both ebooks and audiobooks. For a brief video about how to use the new app, click here.

Oneclickdigital, 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 the app directly to your device.

Download the app for your desktop or mobile devices.

You can also stream audiobooks on your desktop, laptop or device with a web-browser and an internet connection. No need for downloading! Read here for instructions.

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.

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 50,000 free and freely used ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books. Download them or read them online.

Project Gutenberg Mobile site

Project Gutenberg Mobile Device How-to