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eBooks, eAudios, and Digital Magazines and Comics

eBooks and eAudiobooks

eRead Kids

eRead Kids is a collection of fiction and nonfiction eBook and eAudiobook titles for children that can be downloaded onto computers, tablets, and smartphones. All Georgia families now can freely check out eBooks to encourage early reading, which is so important to educational success!

There's an app for that!  »  Axis 360 for Apple  |  Axis 360 for Android

Libby

Have you met Libby? Libby is a sleek and user-friendly app which puts all your OverDrive eBook, eAudio, digital magazine and comic, and streaming video content in one place! Browse, search, and check out titles and read and listen to them within the app. Add multiple Cobb library card accounts or accounts from other library systems you may belong to, and keep track of it all. Libby is your new best friend!

There's an app for that!  »  Libby for Apple  |  Libby for Android

OverDrive

OverDrive is an online collection of downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and comics, and streaming video. Enjoy the same checkout period as physical materials with no fines! Browse through thousands of titles and get reading today!

There's an app for that!  »  OverDrive for Apple  |  OverDrive for Android

eBooks available through GALILEO

eBooks on EBSCOhost: Nonfiction and fiction eBooks are available. You’ll need your library card number and PIN to access this database.

eBook Academic Collection: This collection contains a large selection (nearly 150,000 titles) of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

eBook Community College Collection: Focused on the academic and trade information needs of community colleges, this multidisciplinary collection contains nearly 52,200 titles, including thousands of Workforce Development titles.

eBook High School Collection: This collection contains nearly 8,500 titles that support a quality learning experience across all academic subject areas, as well as classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.

eBook K-8 Collection: This collection contains nearly 11,000 titles chosen to support K-8 students across all subject areas and its content aligns with Common Core Curriculum Standards (for participating U.S. states).

eBook Public Library Collection: With nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, this general reference collection features fiction titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

eBooks available on the Internet

Project Gutenberg: A place where you can download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.

Google Books: This site has both free eBooks and eBooks for sale.

ManyBooks.net: Has free eBooks for download.

Internet Archive: A 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.

Digital Magazines and Comics

Libby

Have you met Libby? Libby is a sleek and user-friendly app which puts all your OverDrive eBook, eAudio, digital magazine and comic, and streaming video content in one place! Browse, search, and check out titles and read and listen to them within the app. Add multiple Cobb library card accounts or accounts from other library systems you may belong to, and keep track of it all. Libby is your new best friend!

There's an app for that!  »  Libby for Apple  |  Libby for Android

OverDrive

OverDrive is an online collection of downloadable eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines and comics, and streaming video. Enjoy the same checkout period as physical materials with no fines! Browse through thousands of titles and get reading today!

There's an app for that!  »  OverDrive for Apple  |  OverDrive for Android

 

General Help

I don't have a library card. Can I still use these resources?

We'd love to sign you up for a library card! Cobb County residents, property owners, educators, and employees are eligible for a free library card. Learn how to sign up here!

I don't remember my library card number and/or PIN. What should I do?

To retrieve your library card number, please visit any of our 15 libraries with your current ID. Staff will verify your name and address and provide you with your library card number.

To retrieve your PIN, please visit any of our 15 libraries with your library card. Staff may ask you to verify your information with your current ID. You may also call any of our 15 libraries or our Customer Service Department at (770) 528-2326. Staff will ask for your library card number. Names and addresses will not be accepted over the phone in lieu of a library card number.

Do I have to be in the library to use these resources? Can I use them from home?

Nearly all of our online resources are available to use outside of our libraries. The notable exceptions are Ancestry and FamilySearch. You must be in the library to use these two resources.

Why am I being asked for a password or to log in to use a resource?

When using many of our resources and databases remotely (anywhere outside of our libraries), you may be asked to enter a password or to log in with your library card number and PIN. This allows the resource or database to authenticate you as a Cobb County library cardholder.

OverDrive Help

I need help getting started with OverDrive with a specific device.

OverDrive has created special Getting Started pages for each supported device including video playlists that will walk you through setting up and using your device with the OverDrive collection.

I am having trouble in OverDrive with a specific device, or I am receiving an error message when I attempt to download an OverDrive book.

OverDrive has prepared a detailed list of common error messages organized by device.

How do I return a book early?

OverDrive has prepared a Help Page to assist with returning your items early.

I received an error that states, “(1) Library Card has expired. Please contact your local library.” or a message that states “(1) User BLOCKED” when I try to sign in to OverDrive.

Library cards must be current and in good standing in order to access the downloadable collections.  If you receive one of these messages, you may need to renew your library card at one of our 15 locations or you may have library fines on your account in excess of $10.00 that are preventing your card from accessing the collection.  Please feel free to contact your local library for assistance and for more information regarding your library account.

I got an error that says “Error! Function call made with one or more invalid parameters: “callback”, “resultId”.”

When an OverDrive hold becomes available but the automatic checkout option is not selected for the item, you may see this error if you attempt to retrieve your item through the main library catalog.  

In order to successfully download your available hold, simply open your OverDrive app on your mobile device, select the Cobb County Library from your menu, log in to your OverDrive account, and click on the “Holds” tab. You should see your item on your “Holds” page with the option “Borrow” next to it.  Click “Borrow,” and you should be able to proceed with your download right away.  

If you are using a PC, you can always access your OverDrive account by logging in.  Click the “Holds” tab and select the “Borrow” option on the available hold.