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Access eBooks & Audiobooks

How to access eBooks and Audiobooks

What is an eBook?

An eBook is a book presented in a format which allows it to be read on a computer or smart device such as a tablet or iPhone. 

Benefits of eBooks-

  • Accessible Everywhere: Many books can be downloaded on a single device, making it easy to carry around and taking up less space. In addition, ebooks can be downloaded from anywhere, meaning you do not have to leave your home to get a new book.
  • Accessibility Options: Most reading apps allow for increased font size, changing of the font style, and read-aloud features. Digital book platforms also have a wider selection of audiobooks.
  • Interactive Elements: Reading apps also have features where you can highlight text, bookmark pages, take notes, and search for dictionary definitions. You can even search the text and use hyperlinks to access extra information.

What is an audiobook?

An audiobook is a recorded reading of a book that you can listen to.  We offer audiobooks on CD's that can be checked out at the library or digitally that can be accessed on a phone, computer or tablet.

Benefits of audiobooks-

  • Easily accessible, takes up less space, no need to leave your house to get a new book!  Audiobooks are also a great option for anyone who struggles with the physical act of reading.

How do I access the eBook & Audiobook Collections?

Missouri Libraries 2 Go 

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You can borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your library's Missouri Libraries 2 Go collection.  Missouri Libraries 2 Go is web based and designed for reading on a desktop.

Libby App

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You can read or listen to downloaded books through the free app Libby. This is a free app created by OverDrive and is available for Android, IOS and Windows 10 devices. You can even have eBooks delivered to a Kindle or Kindle App through Libby.  Libby is designed for reading on a tablet or mobile device.

How Does Libby Work?

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Our Tumblebooks collection has over 1100 titles, with content most appropriate for those in grades K-6. It includes animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, graphic novels, playlists, and books in French and Spanish.  In addition, it offers skill building through puzzles and games.


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With your library card, you have access to Hoopla. Hoopla is an all-in-one media service where you can browse hundreds of titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV—and instantly borrow, then download or stream, the titles of your choice!

EBSCO eBooks


You can also download and borrow eBooks through EBSCO to read on your computer or reader app. EBSCO eBooks also have the added feature of being able to download PDF versions of their available books.

How to get EBSCO eBooks

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Location Hours

Sedalia Public Library
311 W. 3rd Street, Sedalia, MO 65301

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Phone: 660-826-1314
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Tuesday 9am-6pm
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