Where to find online ebooks and audiobooks

Follett Lightbox

Directions:1. Click the link above to go to destinydiscover.com2. In "school" field, enter "Follett eLearning, McHenry, IL". Do not change the "any location" field3. Click "Go"4. Click "Login" on the top right of the page5. Enter "guest" for username and "follett" for password6. Press enter.


You shouldn't need a username or password with this link, but if you go to www.TumbleBookLibrary.com, you will-- here they are. Username: tumble735 Password: books

JLG @ Home


Tips: •Simply click on a book to go to its page, then click the “Read” or “Play” button to begin reading/listening. Audiobooks are designated with a headphone icon on the lower right corner of the book cover; ebooks are designated with a tablet icon on the lower right corner.•If an audiobook fails to play, check your browser. Audiobooks will not play in Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge.All books in the streams are multi-user, meaning an unlimited number of readers can access them at the same time.•A selection of titles will expire at the end of each month, so watch for the “Leaving Soon” banners to appear on the cover art. But, don’t worry—new titles will automatically be added to the streams at that time, too!•The Search feature will bring up titles that are not available to be read. These titles are not currently in the streams and cannot be accessed. Only books with the “Read” or “Play” buttons are the books available to read.•If you are using the JLG Digital iOS app, you may have to type in Username: JLGELM and password: JLGFREE

ABDO Digital

Lots of great nonfiction books as well as fiction

•free until 7/31/2020

•the above link is direct; you won't need a username or password. However, if you go to abdodigital.com you will need to enter "abdo-elementary" for username and "072020" for the password.

Project Gutenberg

  • Works that are in the public domain
  • Audiobooks read by computerized or human voice
  • Over 50,000 free ebooks to download


  • Extensive collection of audio books from the public domain read by real people

Internet Archive

  • Lots of media types in addition to ebooks, such as video, music, animation, movies, TV news, etc.
  • Includes Open Library


  • Download free ibooks app from app store
  • Some free ebooks, not all in the public domain
  • Lots more to purchase--You may sample before buying


  • Customizable collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks, educational articles, educational videos, and Read-to-me ebooks.

Open Library

  • Over 1,000,000 e-books, mostly in the public domain, plus a lending library of 200,000 newer books (1 person at a time)

Capstone Interactive eBooks:


Click on "log in"Username: continuePassword: reading


  • E-books and audiobooks for identified students only
  • You may also get textbooks, virtually any book
  • Must go through Special Education Department

International Children's Digital Libary

  • Browse digital books from around the world by age, genre, book length, character types, even the color of a book's cover.
  • Many languages available

Vermont Online Library


Free, searchable library of magazines, journals, newspapers, databases, and ebooks.

Google Books

  • Database mainly to help you find a book that you can then

a) purchase,

b) locate in a library, or

c) download if it's available as a Google e-book

DUMMERSTON Follett Shelf