eBooks

Cloud Library

The easiest way to download eBooks has arrived at Livingston Parish Library! All you need is your library card number, your device of choice and an internet connection. Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed in with your library card, you are ready to browse, checkout and download thousands of titles.

With its easy to use interface, simple design and large selection of material, Cloud Library is sure to make eBooks as easy as: Browse. Borrow. Repeat.

Cloud Library is available both from the library and from home. It is free for all Livingston Parish Library card holders.

RBdigital

Livingston Parish Library also offers RBdigital, a service that allows you to download both eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. RBdigital is supported by Recorded Books, the world’s largest independent publisher and distributor of unabridged audiobooks. With so many fiction and nonfiction titles available, there is sure to be something for everyone!

To use RBdigital, you will need to install RBdigital Media Manager. This free software is compatible with Windows, Mac, and any iPod or other Apple device. RBdigital is free with your library card and can be accessed from any computer.

EBSCO e-Books & e-Audiobooks

EBSCOHost offers access to more than 1,600 eBooks and thousands of eAudiobooks. Patrons with a valid library card can sign-up online. Once registered, patrons can access the catalog of eBooks from their home Internet connection 24 hours, 7 days a week! Enjoy the convenience of accessing a wide variety of digital books anytime, anyplace! For more information, please contact your local branch.

Did you know that you can also read these books online or on your computer? Please see below for viewing requirements.

Adobe® Reader® 4.0 or higher is required for online viewing. Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing.

TumbleBook Library

The Livingston Parish Library also offers the Tumblebook Library, an online collection of TumbleBooks- animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you. The database includes storybooks, language learning, read-along books, and nonfiction books along with puzzles and games especially for kids.

Sesame Street e-Books

Sesame Street eBooks presents a free library of more than 150 eBooks based on the popular television show Sesame Street. These eBooks include read alongs, animation, and interactive elements with a special emphasis on skills that help preschoolers get ready for school. This database can be accessed both from the library and from home with a library card.

Britannica e-Books

Britannica offers hundreds of full-color and black-and-white nonfiction and circulating reference e-books, ranging from pre-K to academic. All of the e-books offered on our site are published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., and Britannica Educational Publishing.

World Book e-Books

The World Book Web is a suite of online and downloadable research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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All branches of the Livingston Parish Library will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.

All branches will resume regular business hours on Saturday, November 25.