Lynchburg Public Library


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!

Download fiction, nonfiction and children’s books through OverDrive and the Libby App by OverDrive, and enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone. See Getting Started With Libby for instructions on how to start using the app.

Find Hoopla, OverDrive, and Libby by OverDrive 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

OverDrive’s Getting Started

Libby Help Page


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.



Available through OverDrive and Libby. Browse and borrow from a collection of 3000 magazine titles, such as People MagazineBetter Homes and GardensThe Economist, and more! Provided by the Library of VA.

If using the Libby App by OverDrive, you will need to add the Library of VA as one of your libraries in the app to access the magazine collection. See this tutorial for help.

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.


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    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

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    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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