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Below are various websites/apps that provide free eContent such as audio books, books, and media that can be read, listened to, or watched online. The featured sites/apps are ones that the Temple Public Library partners with in order to provide their content to TPL patrons. Sites with an asterisk* next to them require you to login using either your Library Card number or other Library provided credentials. 

Featured eContent
  • cloudLibrary
    We are excited to introduce cloudLibrary – the new feature-packed app that makes it easier than ever to borrow, organize, and return your library items. Check out eBooks, eAudiobooks, comic books, and more straight from your computer, phone, or tablet. Use the link above to find the download links so you can start reading or listening today!
    • Virtual library card: never leave your card at home again. Your virtual library card in the cloudLibrary app can do everything your physical card can do – except take up space in your wallet. And the best part? You can load the whole family’s cards into cloudLibrary and easily switch between accounts.
    • Mobile checkout: borrow items on the go. In a hurry? You can now use your smartphone to check out materials from right within the stacks – no standing in line required. Need to renew an item? Mobile checkout can handle that too.
    • Interactive receipts: say goodbye to lost receipts and cluttered inboxes. cloudLibrary provides you with a digital receipt right within the app. The receipt allows you to view recently borrowed items, favorite items (great for recommending a read to a friend), check due dates, and even get return reminders.
    • My Book Bag: pack it all up – almost effortlessly. Great for families who check out (and need to return) multiple items at once, My Book Bag is a handy checklist of borrowed materials. Pack it up, check it off, and finally get ALL of your materials returned in one trip.
    • Customize your cloudLibrary: reading is fun – so is this app. Create your own avatar, choose a theme, and curate notifications, so you get the information you want just the way you want it. * (Library Card required)
  • TumbleBooks
    TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!
eAudioBooks
  • Internet Archive
    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, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
  • LibriVox
    Listen to public domain audiobooks for free online.
  • Lit2Go 
    A free, online collection of stories and poems in MP3 format.
  • Loyal Books
    Free public domain audiobooks and eBook downloads.
  • Open Culture
    Free audiobooks, eBooks, Textbooks, and online courses.
  • Sync
    Audiobooks for teens.
  • Storynory
    Free audio stories for children.

eBooks

  • Baen Free Library
    Small library of short stories - mostly the first of ongoing series to get you hungry for more.
  • Project Gutenberg
    The first to convert public domain works into a digital format, offering over 50,000 free ebooks. Choose from epub or kindle.
  • Manybooks 
    A large selection of books and genres to select from.
  • BookRix
    Find thousands of books to read online and download free eBooks. Discover and read free books by indie authors as well as classical books.
  • Read Print
    Browse thousands of free books, get recommendations on new books, and keep track of what you read.
  • Free Computer Books
    Free computer, mathematics, technical books, and lecture notes.
  • BookBub
    BookBub keeps track of free ebooks from amazon and other retailers and compiles a list for you here.
  • International Children's Digital Library 
    Check out children's books from all over the world.
  • Internet Archive
    The Internet Archive offers over 15,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts.
  • Questia
    Questia has a library of over 5,000 public domain, classic, and rare books you can read online for free.
  • Open Library
    Browse thousands of books by subject including art, fantasy, biography, and science.
  • Free eBooks
    Discover all-new, rising authors including independent authors of fiction/romance and non-fiction.
  • Sacred-Text Archive
    Browse the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric.
  • TumbleBooks
    TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you. TBL also includes National Geographic videos and games. With a school licence, teachers and students have access to the Common Core Portal, quizzes and teacher materials/lesson plans!

eBook Textbooks

  • Open Culture
    Free audiobooks, eBooks, Textbooks, and online courses.
  • OpenStax
    Free, high-quality text books available for free through Rice University.
  • Wikibooks
    Open-content textbook collection that anyone can edit. 
  • The American Yawp
    A Massively Collaborative Open U.S. History Textbook.


Movies & Video Content 

  • Internet Archive
    Watch full-length feature films, classic shorts, world culture documentaries, World War II propaganda, movie trailers, and films created in just ten hours: These options are all featured in this diverse library!
  • Public Domain Movies
    Stream free, public domain movies
  • Ted Talks
    Watch free informational videos from experts in every field

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