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NPL eBooks - Download anytime, anywhere!

Enjoy 24/7 access with the NPL eBook collection. Browse, sample, place holds and download eBooks to your personal computer, eReader, tablet, or mobile device. There are no overdue fines for eBooks; they expire from your device automatically. Just install the appropriate app (Libby with OverDrive, Hoopla, or Recorded Books Digital) and create an account.

Our electronic collection is free and available to Norfolk residents, Norfolk property owners, Norfolk business owners, and those employed in Norfolk. Non-Norfolk Virginia residents can access the digital collection for an annual fee of $35.00. Please contact a Norfolk Public Library branch for more information.

*In July 2019, Macmillan announced that libraries, regardless of their size, will now only be permitted to purchase a single copy of new eBook titles for the first eight weeks of their release. Unfortunately, that may mean long hold times on titles published by Macmillan.   If you wish to send feedback to Macmillan directly, please do so here.

BiblioboardBiblioboard offers high-quality digital content to patrons. Supporting books, articles, documents, images, audio and video, BiblioBoard hosts content from traditional publishers, indie authors, cultural institutions and more. 


ebooks at r b digital rbdigital not only offers eBooks, but it also connects you with eAudiobooks, magazines, and online entertainment. Library cardholders may have up to 8 items checked out at one time; each item has a 21 day loan period.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Gale Virtual Reference Library  provides access to encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.



hoopla ebooks hoopla lets you instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics and more, 24/7, with your library card. Library cardholders may check out a total of 5 items per month; items can be checked out for a period of 21 days.

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OverDrive eBooksDownload the Libby app to access eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Library cardholders may have up to 8 items checked out at one time; each item has a 21 day loan period.  


Project Gutenberg eBooksProject Gutenberg is the first free eBook library and hosts over 42,000 previously published books for download or online reading. Project Gutenberg is accessible via computer, ereader, or mobile device.


ebook alerts buttonSign up for one or more categories that interest you. Once a month you will receive an email showing top new titles in those categories.

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A variety of ebooks categorized by Prek-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-9, and grades 9-12 for your reading enjoyment. Thank you to Big Timber Media for making this selection available to everyone with no login obligation.