Download a book to your device through the Bibliomation Downloadable eMedia Catalog
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Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts is a “collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.”

Bartleby.com is “the preeminent internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.”

Bibliomania has free online literature including the classics.

Classics at the Online Literature Library includes free text from over 200 novels, short stories and plays.

Online Books Page is a directory to over 1 million free books available on the web.

The Southbury Public Library has 4 Kindles and 2 Nooks for the public to borrow from the library. Patrons must fill out a Borrower’s Agreement before they can borrow an e-reader.  ***Kindles & Nooks can now be taken out for 14 days (2 weeks)***

Patrons must be 18 years of age and a Southbury resident with a current library card to borrow a Kindle/Nook and agree to the following…

  • I am responsible for returning the Kindle/Nook within the 14 day loan period.
  • There is a $2.00 per day fine with no maximum if the item is returned late.
  • I will not download any books/materials which the Kindle/Nook is checked out to me.
  • If any books/materials have bee downloaded, we will notify you of any charges.
  • The Kindle/Nook must be returned to the Adult Circulation Desk with all equipment in the protective bag.
  • Do not return the Kindle/Nook to any other library.
  • Do not return the Kindle/Nook in the Bookdrop.
  • Replacement costs for lost or damaged items must be paid for at time of return
  1.   One Kindle/Nook Book Reader: Replacement cost: Current price of new reader
  2.   Protective leather carrying case: Replacement cost: Current price of new case
  3.   One battery charger and cord: Replacement cost: $35.00
  4.   Basic Instructions: Replacement cost: $5.00

Books available on Southbury Library Nooks (as of March 2013)

The Affair by Lee Child
The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Kill Me if You Can by James Patterson
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Lethal by Sandra Brown
The Litigators by John Grisham
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
Mile 81 by Stephen King
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Private Games by James Patterson
The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
We the Animals by Justin Torres

Books available on Southbury Library Kindles (as of March 2013)

1225 Christmas Tree Lane by Debbie Macomber
61 Hours by Lee Child
9th Judgement by James Patterson
Abbey by Chris Culver
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Affair: a Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child
Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Ape House by Sara Gruen
Big Short by Michael Lewis
Broken Harbor by Tana French
Caught by Harlan Coben
Deception by Jonathan Kellerman
Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci
Dork Diaries 3 1/2 by Rachel Renee Russell
Dork Diaries 4 by Rachel Renee Russell
Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Hannah’s List by Debbie Macomber
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
House Rules by Jodi Picoult
In the Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner
Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
Innocent by Scott Turow
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations by Caroline Kennedy
Kill Me If You Can by James Patterson
Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly
Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Lethal by Sandra Brown
Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Litigators by John Grisham
Lucid Intervals by Stuart Woods
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
New Oxford American Dictionary
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Nightwoods: a novel by Charles Frazier
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Oxford Dictionary of English
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Private by James Patterson
Recalculating by Jennifer Weiner
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
The Rembrandt Affair by Daniel Silva
Robert B. Parker’s Killing the Blues by Michael Brandman
Room by Emma Donoghue
Rules of Civility: a novel by Amor Towles
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana deRosnay
Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Star Island by Carl Hiassen
Storm Prey by John Sandford
Three Weissmans of Westport by Catherine Schine
Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Wanted Man by Lee Child
What’s Happening to My Body by Lynn Madaras
Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
Widower’s Tale by Julia Glass
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Works of Andre Norton by Andre Norton
Zoo by James Patterson