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 enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone. Use the Libby by OverDrive app for step-by-step instructions.

Are you a former RBdigital user? OverDrive has acquired RBdigital, and that content is in the process of being migrated to OverDrive!


Magazines and newspapers

Read the latest issue of your favorite magazine on your computer, tablet, or phone.

OverDrive has acquired RBdigital! Magazines are currently available through RBdigital, but will be migrating to OverDrive in Jan.-Feb. 2021.

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

Explore hundreds of topics in thousands of magazines, encyclopedias, videos and more. Search by topic or title.

Browse a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources via Access World News, covering a wide array of topics and issues.

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. This collection also includes 175+ current full-color image edition titles.

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.


Get help

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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

RBdigital Support Desk

  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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