e-Resource News: Read, Listen and Learn On the Go

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Woman staring at her tabletDid you receive a new tablet, smartphone or e-reader this holiday season? If so, now is the time to get started with e-books, e-audio books and downloadable magazines using the Fauquier County Public Library’s mobile-friendly website.

e-books & e-audio books

For popular fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks, visit the Blue Ridge Download Consortium, powered by OverDrive. Download OverDrive’s free mobile app, the OverDrive Media Console (also available at your app store), to easily checkout, download and enjoy borrowed titles on your device. For complete details on how to get started using your specific device, check out Getting started with OverDrive.

In addition to OverDrive, the library subscribes to OneClickdigital, which includes exclusive Recorded Books audiobooks, available on multiple mobile devices. The OneClickdigital collection includes works by popular authors such as Rita Mae Brown and John Sandford. OneClickdigital also includes a collection of classic e-book titles. The nice thing about OneClickdigital is that checkouts are unlimited – your entire book club or reading group can check out a OneClickdigital copy of a title and enjoy listening to the title together.

Tip: e-books and e-audio books from OverDrive and OneClickdigital are included in the library’s catalog, so if you want to start your search for a title using one app/site, start with our mobile catalog. If you happen to use the Library of Virginia’s Find It VA app (more details below under e-research & learning), you can view all of your e-checkouts from OverDrive and OneClickdigital.


Full digital versions of your favorite magazines, including Bon Appetit, the EconomistNational Geographic Traveler and House Beautiful are available for download to your tablet or computer with Zinio. New issues are released and ready for download at the same time as the print edition – many before they arrive at the library. You can  check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account for as long as you wish.

To get started, watch this how-to video, then create your Zinio account, download the free Zinio reader app for your iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, PC or Kindle device, and start reading!

e-research & learningFind It Virginia app screenshot

You may already know that we offer numerous online resources for research and learning. Many of these resources are made possible through the Library of Virginia, which offers the Find It VA app. This app not only connects to the library’s mobile catalog and our latest blog posts, but also a selection of full-text reference books and research tools, as well as newspaper and magazine articles. Busy parents will particularly appreciate the For Kids section of the app, which provides access to the popular TumbleBook Library and a calendar of day-by-day literacy activities.

Perhaps you want to learn a new language in 2016. The library has you covered with the Transparent Language Online, where you can access interactive language lessons to develop everyday conversation skills in 60+ languages, including English for speakers of other languages. Once you set up your account, you can then download the mobile app and learn right from your mobile device or smartphone.

As you can see, even if the library is closed, there are plenty of ways you can use your mobile device to connect to many of the resources the library has to offer.

~ Alison, Electronic Resources Librarian, Warrenton central library 

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