Eread with Calvert Library
Ways to enjoy free Audio or eBooks:
Download eBooks and audio books onto your own device.
- Audio and eBooks available at Calvert Library:
- COSMOS - Collection of Southern Maryland's Online Services
- TumbleBook Library - is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a collection of encyclopedias and reference books. You can access them online 24/7.
Check out a NookCOLOR or Kindle from the libraryDisappointed that the title you were looking for isn't in our ebook catalog?
Sadly, unlike a regular person, a library cannot pay Amazon or Barnes & Noble for an eBook and then lend it out to people. We can buy a printed book from these companies, stick it on the shelf, and lend it out--but digital content is treated differently by the publishers and the companies who manage digital content licensing. We desperately want to offer you these eBooks. But some publishing companies make this difficult, either by making the price four times as high for libraries as it would be for you to buy it yourself, by only allowing the ebook to be read a certain number of times before we are forced to purchase another one, or even by refusing to sell us the title at all. As your library, we commit to continuing advocacy for change in these policies.