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Accessing Digital Books, Audiobooks, Newspapers, and Magazines

With just your library card, you can access thousands of digital books, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines that aren't available for free any place but libraries. This is because premium downloading and streaming services typically require a subscription, but the Library subscribes, so you don't have to!

Longmont librarians are doing book reviews on YouTube.Can't figure out what to read? Let us help!

"Book Bites" is a series of super short (one to three minutes) videos in which Longmont librarians review books that they enjoyed.  You can find them on our YouTube Playlist and sprinkled in among our social media posts on Facebook and Twitter.


It's new at the Library!No library card? No problem.

Just skip down the page to the Overdrive Reading Service where you can get an Instant Digital Card (IDC) through either downloading the Libby app (best for all mobile devices) or by going to  You will have to provide a telephone number and a Longmont-area zip code. Then, you'll be able to access all the e-Books and eAudiobooks available through Libby/Overdrive. This service will be available through June 30, 2020.

Happy reading and listening!

Access information and instructions on downloading eBooks and other eMedia.Are you new to using digital books, audiobooks, newspapers or magazines?  Click or tap on over to our eReading for Beginners page and get all the instructions and support you need to get started.

eBooks en Español

Para instrucciones en español haga un clic aquí.



Please Note: You will need a library card to access these services. You can obtain an Instant Digital Card through Libby/Overdrive below to access all materials available through their service.

Database Description

 The New York Times Digital Edition

Get the digital version of the New York Times with your library card!

  • Unlimited access to The New York Times digital edition.
  • Read digital articles from 1851-1923, and 1980-today
  • Access Spanish and Chinese language editions of The Times
  • Watch videos and listen to podcasts
  • Personalize your account settings and features
  • Receive email newsletters and notifications on your phone, including the Morning and Evening Briefing
  • Utilize The New York Times mobile apps for phones and tablets; you will still need a web browser to obtain the free pass code with your library card
  • Explore education resources like Learning Network, including Lesson Plans for teachers
  • Take advantage of closed captioning, audio podcasts, increased type size, and more accessibility features
    • All computers/devices on the Library network/wifi will have free and immediate access by using the link here.
    • Access outside of the Library requires a 72-hour pass via the link here. You have unlimited 72-hour passes.
    • Both access options will require that you set up a login. 
    • This service is only available through these Library links.  It is not available via The New York Times' main website.
    • The Library's subscription DOES NOT include the crossword puzzle or the cooking channel.
  • Problems?  Questions?  See a librarian on the second floor or call us at (303) 651-8472.

Popular eBooks & eAudiobooks


Libby is the preferred app for accessing Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Access eBooks with your library card through Overdrive. 

Popular eAudiobook,  eMagazines, and Newspapers

RBdigital offers the best in downloadable audiobooks, magazines, and classic books.


Audio Books and CD's at the Library


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Need More Help?

Having technical difficulties with the Overdrive service or Libby app? Stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk, call (303) 651-8472, or email our librarians.

Having technical difficulties with the RBdigital services? Contact them directly here.

Need Help with Your Digital Devices?

Patrons can make appointments for one-on-one help from librarians.

Our Book a Librarian service allows you make an appointment for a one-on-one consultation with a librarian.  Our librarians can help you with some basic questions about using your digital device to download and access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and other library materials. Click the button on the left to learn more and reserve your appointment today.



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