The Bill Memorial Library offers free downloadable E-books, audiobooks,
and magazines through Overdrive and Libby.
Free, downloadable e-books are also available through DPLA's Open Bookshelf.
Major newspapers and magazines are available through researchIT CT.
Overdrive makes E-books, audiobooks, and downloadable magazines available on your computer or mobile devices. To use Overdrive, you must have a Bill Memorial Library card
or possess a library card from a library that offers Overdrive. If you aren't sure if your hometown library offers Overdrive, please visit its website or ask a librarian.
For help getting started with Overdrive, please select your device below.

Or, go directly to the source:

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Libby, by OverDrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. You can even send and read your borrowed ebooks to your Kindle ereader (U.S. only)! It’s free and easy to get started for new users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.


Open Bookshelf

Open Bookshelf is a collection of open source and public domain material in ebook format made possible by the Digital Public Library of America.  This program is completely free and allows you to access downloadable ebooks - no account required!  The books are downloaded directly to your device and are your to keep.
To get started, follow these simple instructions:
  • Download the SimplyE App for Android or iOS
  • Open the app, click "Select Your Library", and select "Digital Public Library of America" as your library.
  • Find a book to read!


Newspapers and Magazines through the

The CT State Library gives free access to some of the most respected U.S. national and regional newspapers.  Unfortunately, the New London newspaper The Day is not one of them, but you can read (among others) The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Hartford Courant.

For today's news:
  • Complete the steps above.
  • Click "Advanced Search"
  • In the drop-down menu next to Publication date, select "On this date..."
  • Enter today's date and click "Search"
For Magazines: go to https://researchitct.org/ and click one of the links on the left under Resources for magazines geared toward different age groups.

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REVISED Library Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 11-7:30
Tuesday: 11-4

Wednesday & Friday: 11-4:30
Saturday: 11-2:30
Closed Sunday