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Downloadable Books

The Monroe County Library System is pleased to offer the following downloadable book options:


Download digital audio books, eBooks, music and videos, 24/7

Now your library never closes! Browse, check out, and download audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos right to your home computer or mobile device! 

Click here  to view the entire catalog of titles and for full instructions.  

Need help?

View our OverDrive instructional pamphlets, produced by MCLS librarian Greg Benoit.

New Library Card?

Don't lose access to your OverDrive checked out items and holds! If you were issued a new library card number and need to transfer your checkouts and holds to your new account, please contact support ( Be sure to include your new library card number, your old library card number, and your email address.


EBL Ebook Library

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The Monroe County Library System is participating in a buying consortium with several other academic and public libraries to supplement our e book collection with non fiction titles. EBL, the E Book Library covers many subjects from travel to technical titles, business, science and education. You can read the books online, search the chapters and tables of contents and if you really want to study in depth, you can download it.

Click here to read more about using EBL Ebooks or here to go to the EBL Ebook Library. 

Note: Phase Two of the program ended April 18, 2014. Phase Three will begin later this year. Until then, only e books purchased by the consortium are available to browse and check out.  Click here for a complete listing of those e books. 



Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.


Add search terms to the box above and click the Search button to access reference eBooks.


You may also access this site from home, but you will be prompted for your library card number. Click here to access Gale Virtual Reference Library from outside the libraries.

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EBSCOhost eBook collection (formerly NetLibrary)

Access the Monroe County Library System's EBSCO eBook Collection at EBSCOhost: eBook CollectionPlease note: these titles are for use on your pc only. They cannot be downloaded to a separate eReader at this time. 

Click here for more information about using EBSCO eBook Collection.




The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County is now offering MP3 downloads of programs presented at the library.


To browse the Brighton Memorial Library's collection of Books Sandwiched In podcasts, please visit this link:

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