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- RBdigital Collection – Choose from thousands of popular magazines with current and back issues–access from computer or mobile app (see guides below)
- RBdigital How-To Guides
- RBdigital Title List
Online Newspapers – For full-text newspapers from around the U.S. and the World, including The Washington Post, please see our Newspaper Source Plus database in our eResources A-Z list. 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.
Looking for our print magazines? Please see this list for our current selection of hard-copy magazines and newspapers.
- OverDrive Digital Collection – Main OverDrive website to download ebooks, audiobooks, and more to your device
- OverDrive Handouts – Quick-start OverDrive instructions
- OverDrive Help – Device-specific help for OverDrive
- Libby Guide – How to download ebooks and audiobooks 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
- ManyBooks.net – 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
- Librivox – Public domain audiobooks
- FreeClassicAudioBooks – Public domain audiobooks
- Learn Out Loud – Free education audio and video
- Project Gutenberg – More public domain audiobooks
- Kanopy – Kanopy makes it easy to watch some of the most critically acclaimed films ever made along with Great Courses options. Mesa County Libraries cardholders get 10 Kanopy checkouts per month in addition to Kanopy Kids access. 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 SILVVR FOD to see the full list or try a keyword search for ‘SILVVR FOD’ and then the subject, e.g. ‘SILVVR 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.
- Learning Express – test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing, and certification exams.
- Lynda.com – an online educational site that includes thousands of courses in popular fields like web design, web development, IT, education/instruction, media production, and business.
- Universal Class – hundreds of 500 online non-college credit continuing education courses.
- 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.
- eMagazines for Kids – RBdigital magazine titles just for kids.
- Tumblebook Library – Discontinuing 11/30/20 An online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.
- Kanopy for Kids – Stream Kid-friendly movies.