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.
Click on the logo to go to NetLibrary and learn more about NetLibrary's eAudiobook collections. Then come into the West Lafayette Public Library and set up a free NetLibrary account and you will be able to access this eContent from home. You can look at the West Lafayette Public Library's eAudiobook collection - which is provided through NetLibrary - by visiting the NetLibrary site from the Library or while logged into your library account. This eContent is made available through a multi-library cooperative purchase with other Indiana Libraries offered through INCOLSA. This service seems to work the best with Internet Explorer.
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.