e-Reading & Listening

Midland County Public Libraries subscribe to several different resources for patrons to download, stream, and read books and music. These platforms are available both online and via mobile apps, but they all require a Midland County library card number and PIN/password to access. For assistance creating or resetting a PIN/password, call 432-688-4320. 

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Freegal Music provides access to over 15 million songs and music videos, including those from the Sony Music library. Create and share playlists, download up to 5 songs each week, and until December 31, 2020, stream music 24/7.

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hoopla provides online and mobile access to e-books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV shows, all with no waiting lists or holds. Check out up to 7 items each month, and take advantage of the Bonus Borrows feature for checkouts that don't affect your limit!

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LibriVox is a collection of audio recorded works of literature that have entered the public domain, produced by volunteers. Because these audio recordings are in the public domain, their use is free and open to the public. 

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OverDrive and Libby by OverDrive provide online and mobile access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks available for checkout, all from a number of popular and lesser-known publishers. 

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NewsBank allows readers to explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events from news sources spanning the U.S., including the Midland Reporter-Telegram. 

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Access World News is an extension of NewsBank that provides access to articles from international publications useful for staying up-to-date on international current events.

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Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free e-books. Choose among free e-pub and Kindle e-books, download them, or read them online. You will find the world's greatest literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired.

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RB Digital Magazines offers access to exclusive Recorded Books full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading online and via mobile app. Any available e-books and audiobooks have moved to Overdrive and Libby.

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Tumblebooks contains hundreds of interactive read-aloud books for children of all ages. Books are available in English, Spanish, and French.