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Popular Fiction and Nonfiction E-books
A large selection of e-books, audiobooks, and video for use with a wide variety of e-readers, portable devices, PCs, and Macs.
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A growing selection of e-books, for use with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android products, and Windows PCs. Download the app to get started.
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Digitized Books from Research Collections
HathiTrust is a large-scale digital repository of content shared by more than 80 library partners. Its goal is to serve as both a secure and trusted repository of content, as well as a central point of access to that content. Currently, all NYPL items deposited in HathiTrust stem from NYPL’s partnership with Google for offsite book scanning.
Digital Collections provides free access to more than 800,000 digitized items from the holdings of The New York Public Library, with new items added every day.
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books. Story books, puzzles and games, audiobooks, and books in other languages.
TumbleBook Cloud is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: e-books, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos (from National Geographic), and audio books suitable for middle and high school grades. TumbleBook Cloud Jr has similar content suitable for elementary grades.
Bookflix pairs classic fictional video storybooks from Weston Woods with nonfiction e-books from Scholastic. (PreK - 3)
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Audiobooks and video for use with portable devices, PCs, and Macs.
Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics, and even Spanish language audio books! There are 1,000 books in the collection. These books are always available, never on hold, and no need to download.
The New York Public Library Podcast features your favorite writers, artists, and thinkers in smart talks and provocative conversations. A beacon of books, ideas, and education in a city described as the cultural capital of the world, the Library hosts more than 55,000 programs annually. Find us on iTunes, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.
Freegal is a music download service that allows Library cardholders to download three songs a week from the entire catalog of Sony Music. Patrons can browse by artist or genre and listen to sample clips. Freegal works with any mp3 device, including iPods.