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Download or Stream eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, Movies and More!

eBooks/eAudio   |   Streaming Movies  |   Lifelong Learning   |   Magazines and News   |   Just for Kids   |   Library Podcast Archive


eBooks and eAudiobooks

  • Library Catalog – search the collection
  • Hoopla – eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV
  • OverDrive Digital Collection – Main OverDrive website to download ebooks, audiobooks, and more to your device (note the Overdrive app has been replaced with the Libby app)
  • Libby Guide – How to download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines using OverDrive’s Libby app
  • Libby Help – Help for using the Libby app
  • Springer and Elsevier eBooks through Prospector – The Colorado Alliance has an agreement with Springer and Elsevier allowing for Interlibrary Loan of their eBook collections (mostly textbooks):
    • 21-day loan period
    • 1 renewal
    • Springer and Elsevier eBooks are downloadable as PDF files.
    • Once patrons submit their requests and receive an indication that their holds were placed successfully, a representative of Mesa County Libraries will send you a link upon receiving it from the owning library.
    • Placing Springer (and also Elsevier) eBooks on hold is very similar to placing holds on physical library materials – you will need to click the ‘Request It’ button and then log in.
    • To find these eBooks, search for ‘Springer’ or ‘Elsevier’ and then then the subject, e.g. biology.  Watch how-to video


Other Free Ebooks and Audiobooks

  • Project Gutenberg – Public domain ebooks ready for tons of devices
  • – Easy to use, more than 29,000 free ebooks
  • Open Library – Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published
  • Internet Archive – Non-profit library of millions of free ebooks, movies, software, music, and more
  • BookBoon – Free ebooks and textbooks


Streaming Movies

  • Library Catalog – search the collection
  • Hoopla – eBooks, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV
  • Kanopy – Kanopy makes it easy to watch some of the most critically acclaimed films ever made along with Great Courses options. Kanopy movies are available for any use including classroom lessons and public performances. Please note, a checkout registers after 5 seconds of play. View Kanopy guide.
  • SILLVR (Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources) movies through Prospector – to find these movies, search Prospector for SILLVR FOD to see the full list or try a keyword search for ‘SILLVR FOD’ and then the subject, e.g. ‘SILLVR FOD romance’. Watch how-to video.
    • Once you find a movie you want, click the ‘Request It’ button and a representative of Mesa County Libraries will send you a link upon receiving it from the owning library.  Do NOT click the streaming link in the item record–this will not work (note: ‘Swank’ videos are for academic libraries only). SILLVR fact sheet.
    • 21-day loan period.
    • After 21 days the video will expire.
    • If you need additional time with the video they can re-request it through Prospector as renewals will not be allowed during the pilot program.


Lifelong Learning

  • Learning Express – test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing, and certification exams.
  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda) – choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand software, business, creative, and personal development skills from industry experts.
  • Universal Class – hundreds of 500 online non-college credit continuing education courses.


Digital Magazines and Newspapers

  • Libby – Access thousands of magazines and back issues in the Libby app. View our Libby guide to get started.
  • Newspaper Source Plus – full-text newspapers from around the U.S. and the World, including The Washington Post. Click ‘Publications’ at the top to find individual newspapers. NPR and other radio transcripts are also included. Please note, Grand Junction’s The Daily Sentinel does not participate in this database.
  • New York Times – Get unlimited access to the latest articles, news, and multimedia from The New York Times. Includes access to articles from 1851 to present day. To re-activate access, re-visit the NYT Digital Access setup.

Print Magazines and Newspapers

Please see our periodicals list for our current selection of hard-copy magazines and newspapers.

Just for Kids

  • Bookflix – For grades PreK-3. ‘The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration’.
  • Overdrive for Kids – eBooks and audiobooks (via Overdrive), limited to children’s titles only.
  • Kanopy for Kids – Stream Kid-friendly movies.


The Audissey Library Podcast

Listen to past episodes of library staff discussing local events, library happenings and staff-curated topics!

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