Digital Books, Audios & Magazines

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PCPL's Card Catalog

Search PCPL's entire collection for books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines and more. Sign in to view your account information, create lists, and place holds.
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Libby by Overdrive

Read e-books and listen to e-audiobooks instantly from our digital library. Download the free Libby or Overdrive app to your computer, phone or tablet! Click here for instructions on using the app.
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Search PCPL's e-book and e-audiobook collection on Freading for an immediate check out. No holds necessary! Materials can be downloaded with the Freading app for Apple or Android devices.
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Download three songs a week --for free!-- from PCPL's Freegal catalog to your computer or mobile device. The songs will be yours to keep.
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Access World News Research Collection

Explore and stay informed on local, national and international topics, people and events. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources from around the world to around the corner, including the Powhatan Today and Richmond Times-Dispatch.
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Just for Kids

Ad-free streaming quality educational videos, from read alouds to tv shows like Arthur and the Berenstain Bears. Device agnostic, mobile friendly.
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Unlimited reading of over 5,000 magazines, newspapers and journals. Magzter has titles such as Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Maxim, Men’s Health, Entrepreneur, Popular Mechanics, and more! All you need is your library card.
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MasterFILE Complete

The largest collection of popular full-text magazines, reference books and other highly-regarded sources from the world's leading publishers. Covering virtually every general interest subject area.

Offers free full-length audiobook downloads of classic novels.

Baen Free Library

Baen Books, publisher of fantasy and sci-fi books, offers a number of its titles in e-format for free download.


The pre-eminent 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.

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.


Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

O'Reilly Open Books

Offers computer and technology books in e-format for free.

Project Gutenberg

A free online library of books in public domain digitized by volunteers.

Rare Book Room

An educational site intended to allow the visitor to examine and read some of the great books of the world.  The books were photographed at high resolution and range in topics and rarity.

Please note: The websites contained here are not part of the official Powhatan County Public Library website. When you click on a link, you will exit the PCPL site and are no longer protected by our privacy policy. Powhatan County, VA does not endorse nor is responsible for the content provided by external websites.