Nesmith Library

Windham, New Hampshire

Books, Audios, Magazines, Movies, & Music on Your Device

Borrowing eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, Movies and Music is easy with your Nesmith Library borrower's card! 

New in 2019--Hoopla Digital!  With your valid Nesmith Library card, you will be able to download or stream books, audios, music, and movies to your smart phone or other device, or, to your computer.  You may borrow up to 4 items per month.  All content is immediately available, so there are no waiting lists!  Go to your app store or visit HooplaDigital. 

Your card gives you access to eBooks and eAudiobooks on your mobile and ereader devices with the CloudLibrary and OverDrive services.   eMagazines are available through  the OverDrive service (Libby app).

CloudLibrary is a service provided by the GMILCS consortium (originally funded with a Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Grant).  To get started with CloudLibrary, click here

OverDrive is provided by the Library's membership in New Hampshire Downloadable Books.  To get started with OverDrive, click here.


Other free sources of eBooks:

OpenLibrary.orgA digital library offering materials that are no longer under copyright. These freely available ebooks can be read right away in your browser. Search the collection by clicking here.

Books to BorrowA digital library undertaken by the OpenLibraries initiative of the Internet Archive, which offers digitized ebook versions of books which are still protected by copyright. These ebooks are available to anyone with an Internet Archive library card, which you can sign up for using an email address. The digital library is protected by CDL (Controlled Digital Lending), a legal standard that provides for compliance with copyright law by ensuring that one physical copy is owned for every copy that is available on the digital library. The digitized books have the possibility to reach people who cannot visit a physical library to access those collections, and have features that make using the digitized copy much better for research, like the OCR (optical character recognition) process used while scanning the book to make the text searchable. This function is available in the streaming browser reader, which makes it greatly helpful to someone using the book as a source for an assignment.

To use the items in Books to Borrow which are still under copyright, sign up for an Internet Archive library card (all that is required is an email address) here, then use that library card to check out any of the digital materials available! Just like reading an ebook from our other services, you can read in the browser or download as a PDF or ePub.

Books that are in the public domain, that is, they are no longer protected by copyright, may be available as eBooks andeAudios on sites such as Project Gutenberg

Google Books allows you to search the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned.  Items out of copyright may be read in their entirety; those still under copyright may be previewed.

Loyal Books: Free Public Domain eAudiobooks & eBook Downloads

Other free sources for eAudiobooks:

LibriVox: Free Public Domain eAudiobooks

Loyal Books: Free Public Domain eAudiobooks & eBook Downloads

Open Culture: 900 Free Audio Books

For links to other free eAudiobook sites, click here