Ebooks & eAudiobooks
INSPIRE.in.gov is your access for statewide electronic content. Access testing ebooks and materials at INSPIRE's Testing and Education Reference Center. In INSPIRE's NetLibrary section you can access the Indiana State Library's eContent Collection.
View ebooks for ekids at TumbleBooks
Visit our electronic branch at the Indiana Digital Download Center, iddc.lib.overdrive.com This collection of online digital content is easily accessed with your library card and password. (if you need help call the information desk at the library 765-743-2261.)
Indiana Digital Download Center is our growing consortium's online presence at OverDrive. The consortium is comprised of 46 public libraries across Indiana that are pooling funds to purchase digital content for their patrons. If West Lafayette IS your home library you are welcome to checkout Ebooks from our collection. Click on the "Overdrive" icon above or click here to begin checking out Ebooks from West Lafayette Public Library!
If West Lafayette Public Library is not your home public library, click here to see if YOUR public library is a member of the Indiana Digital Download Center If your home library is a member you too can access this growing collection of Ebooks!
(Your home library must be member of the Digital Download Center Consortium for you to checkout Ebooks from the West Lafayette Public Library - not all Evergreen Indiana libraries are members of the Digital Download Center Consortium. Click here to see other Ebook consortiums your home public library may be a part of - if your home library is listed you can checkout Ebooks from that consortium.)
Tippecanoe County Public Library is also in an OverDrive consortium but we felt that it would give our patrons, including our reciprocal borrowers, access to more materials if we joined the other Indiana OverDrive consortium.
OverDrive recently released an OverDrive 2.0 apps for iPhone and Android, which adds support for eBooks from our library. Now you can download both EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks directly to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android phone/tablet. New users can search for "OverDrive Media Console" in the Apple App Store and Android Market, while current users will be alerted to update the existing OverDrive app on their devices.
Having trouble with your device? Here are some helpful OverDrive tips from the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library.
Other Download sources:
Project Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
archive.org The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
NASA offers free ebooks
Visit the NASA website and access free science and space related ebooks - http://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/index.html
FREE music downloads @ WLPL
The West Lafayette Public Library is excited to offer the Freegal music download service to our patrons!
The West Lafayette Library's subscription with Freegal offers YOU free access to millions of song from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music Catalog.
How Freegal Music Works:
- Library users have a weekly download limit of three downloads (songs) per week. You will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download.
- The downloads on this site are all in the MP3 format with no DRM. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Check out our new mobile apps for iOS and Android devices!
- Be sure to check out the browsing areas, especially Artists A to Z (on the "see all genres" page) and the genre lists (menu bar). Click on see all genres to view dozens of categories.
To access Freegal, go to https://wlaf.freegalmusic.com/ and enter in your Library card number and password. *Please contact the Library if you require assistance.