Lynchburg Public Library

Reading

E-books and Audiobooks


With hoopla, you can instantly borrow e-books, audiobooks, movies, and more, 24/7 with your library card. Enjoy on your computer, tablet, phone, or smart TV!



Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your local library for free! Libby is the newer library reading app by OverDrive, loved by millions of readers worldwide. See Getting Started With Libby for instructions on how to start using the app.


Find Hoopla and Libby in the App Store. For more assistance, please visit the following help pages or call the Adult Services reference desk at (434) 455-6310 to set up a one-on-one tutorial.

Hoopla’s FAQ

Read with Libby

Libby Help Page


Comics Plus
Access thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga from popular publishers like ABDO, Andrews McMeel, BOOM! Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Europe Comics, Graphic Mundi, Humanoids, IDW, Kodansha, Lerner, Manga Classics, Papercutz, Tokyopop, Valiant, Yen Press, and dozens more with no holds, wait lists, or monthly borrowing limits! Log in using your Lynchburg Public Library card number.

For the full Comics Plus Library, click here.

For the Comics Plus Children’s Library, click here.

For the Comics Plus Teen Library, click here.

 

Newspapers and Magazines


Read the current News & Advance paper, or any article from the past eight years.



America’s News provides access to 3,500+ sources across all 50 states, including 70+ titles from the state of Virginia alone–such as The Nelson Times, The Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Martinsville Bulletin, Danville Register & Bee, The News-Gazette, The News Virginian, The Daily Progress and The Virginian-Pilot among others.



Magzter Library is a digital magazine library provided by the Library of VA. Browse from a collection of over 5,000+ best selling magazines, such as People MagazineCar and DriverNewsweek, HGTV Magazine, and more!

Follow the steps below to set up your Magzter account:

  • Download the app or go to the following link: https://library.magzter.com/login
  • Select “Continue with library card”
  • Enter your email address
  • Check your email for an OTP code (please check your spam folder if code is not found in your inbox)
  • Search for your library by name (Lynchburg Public Library) and select your library to continue
  • Enter you library card number
  • Start reading!

 


NewsBank presents Black Life in America, “The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.” This primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.

 

Readers’ Advisory


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