Brainerd Memorial Library
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EBooks & Downloadable Media

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Log into LION’s Digital Catalog to Download eBooks and Audio Books!

OverDrive Help Link


Access RB Digital  to download magazines! (Formerly Zinio)


Libby by Overdrive

Phone & Tablet app for Downloadable eBooks, Audio books & Magazines.  Libby can also send your library books to your Kindle.

Materials may be borrowed for 14 days.
Materials may be renewed for 14 days if there are no holds on the items.

10 loans at one time
10 holds at one time

Open Library and Internet Archive

Non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


Online Storytelling!

NORTHEAST STORYTELLING (NEST) is a non-profit organization focused on artistic, educational and charitable pursuits.

Their vision and purpose is to nurture family, community, and storytelling throughout New England and New York State. We believe that sharing stories creates understanding between people.

Click here or icon for Tumblebooks audio books for all ages.  Instant Access!  No downloading!


New Online Resources for Children!

For access to many more ebooks, audio books, educational resources, and virtual experiences [like zoos & eagle cams]: Visit our Children’s Page.  There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly. Click the icons to open links to K-6 eBooks & Math.  These include videos and read-alongs.  Enjoy!





New! Tumblebooks for Teens

Easy to use databases featuring unlimited access! Teens can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. No check-outs, holds, or downloads. Books are available instantly! Click the icon to access.  The database includes: Fiction, non-fiction, enhanced e-books, graphic novels, videos, drama, and poetry. Enjoy!


Read to Your Heart’s Content


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Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.



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Poetry Foundation – An independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in American culture. – Repository of poetry, daily poems, free email subscription, featured poets and events. Visit or Subscribe to Poem-a-Day.

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Digital Galleries

Digital Public Library of America  –The DPLA brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. 

New York Public Library Digital Gallery– Free and open access to hundreds of thousands of digital images.