Ebooks, Audiobooks, Other Digital Media Lending Platforms


ZAPL patrons have some truly remarkable offerings when it concerns digital books and magazines.

The first offering to mention is OverDrive. OverDrive has an immense collection of popular ebooks and audiobooks. You can find what titles ZAPL has to offer through OverDrive by clicking on the ‘blue O’ icon below or by going to lamb.overdrive.com

In the catalog, you’ll be able to search for a book or audiobook to read or listen to on your computer or other device.  You can even send ebooks to your Kindle. Sign in using your Butler County Library card.  (The pin number will be the last 4 digits of your library card number, unless you have changed it.)

You are also able to download apps which allow for easy searching, reading, and listening from this collection. OverDrive, and its sister app, Libby, both access the same collection as the above catalog.

Libby logo

The Libby logo

OverDrive – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store  The original app.

Libby – Google Play Store / Apple Store / Windows Store   Prettier and easier to use.

Check out our Library eResources help page if you have any questions about regarding Libby or OverDrive.

Don’t have a library card?  No problem!  Now through June 30, 2020, when you click Sign In, you can register for an Instant Digital Card for free, if you are a resident of Butler, Armstrong, Mercer or Lawrence county.  The card will be valid for 6 months.  After that, come to the Library to get your own physical card.

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The next offerings to mention are our outgoing and incoming eResource platforms. Available now, but leaving by the end of Summer 2020, are RBdigital and Freegal. RBdigital is an audiobook lending collection while Freegal is a free music listening and downloading service. Butler County library patrons can find these services by navigating to this link: https://www.bcfls.org/resources

Recently added or to be added offerings include Flipster and Hoopla. Flipster is a great resource for borrowing e-magazines and includes many, if not most, of the popular magazine titles. Hoopla is to be available by the end of the year 2020. It’s a fantastic platform for borrowing popular music titles as well as having just about every other type of media. Both can be accessed from the preceding hyperlink or by clicking on the image below: