Downloadable Books and Magazines

Click any of the below Digital Services for more information on how to use them. All you need is your library card!

Wowbrary
Would you like to hear about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music, and audio books almost the very moment they arrive at the library? Then sign up for Wowbrary’s weekly emails. It’s a free service.

Overdrive/Libby App
Digital ebooks and audiobooks database we purchase for you to use. Need help getting Libby books to your Kindle Paperwhite? Click Here!

The Palace Project
The App is a nonprofit, informed by librarians, of an open-source system that empowers libraries like the Connecticut State Library and our public libraries to deliver ebooks, audiobooks, other econtent and services including the state library e-collection via a single app, while keeping the library’s own brand front and center. Patron privacy is a key tenet of The Palace Project’s mission; no personal data is collected. By negotiating directly with publishers, the Palace team offers ebook and audiobook titles from all the major vendors, as well as Amazon Publishing and hundreds of independent publishers. Palace is a division of LYRASIS, working in strategic partnership with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), and is funded by a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Overdrive Downloadable Magazines
E-versions of your favorite magazines-over 550 titles available with over 8000 issues for you to explore that we purchase for you to use

Hoopla
Ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, TV, music, and movies provided in part by the Friends of the Library in Oxford- Limit of 4 downloads per month

Need help learning to use an online reading device?  A great resource for teaching older adults basics in how to use their mobile tablets and phone devices. Generations Online have a free mobile app for both Android and Apple iOS: http://www.generationsonline.org/


More Resources and Information

Library of Congress

America’s News from Newsbank (full-text magazine, journal and newspaper articles on past and current events)

Local Newspapers from Newsbank:

New Haven Register
(1998-2021 full-text only; 2022-Present Full Image version)

Connecticut Post 
(1998-Present)

Oxford Gazette
(2000-2009)

Waterbury Republican-American 
(2004-Present)

Digital Newspapers of CT from the CT State Library