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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, magazines, music and videos, 24/7

Now your library never closes! Browse, check out, and download audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, 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 staff members of the Monroe County Library System.

NEW! Magazines and Periodicals

Magazines and Periodicals require using the free NOOK App, which is available for most devices. To get started, please click here

First Generation iPads and OverDrive Read

OverDrive Read no longer works with First Generation iPads because it has been updated and now requires iOS7. Click here for a list of compatible devices and browsers that do work with OverDrive Read. 


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.



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:

  Monroe County WebsiteCity of Rochester Website