eAudiobooks and eMagazines for Downloading through RBDigital

Navajo County Library District and its member libraries offer: Downloadable Audiobooks and Magazines through RBDigital (Recorded Books)!
Library closed? Commuting? No time to read? No problem! Download online 24/7 and listen to over 3,000 Audiobooks for all ages on your own personal media player, PC, or laptop.
If accessing RBDigital remotely, when prompted enter your library card number. Then first, create your free account with RBDigital - link to register is in the top righthand corner of the screen. Start listening to lots of great audiobook titles from anywhere. After you have created your account, you can just sign in with your user name and password.
Note: There are several "single-use" books in our RBdigital library. These titles are best sellers and require special permissions and restrictions with the publishers. While there are a few thousand books that do not require any holds, these best sellers can only be checked out by one person at a time for two weeks.
RBDigital provides live toll-free technical support to patrons who need assistance with their product.

Available Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern),
call 1-877-772-8346 or via Email at:  yoursupport@recordedbooks.com
After you've created an account, download the RBdigital smartphone app for iPhones, iPads, & iPods or for Android. Or search iTunes or the Google Play store for RBdigital.

Places to Find Free Audio Books
BooksShouldBeFree  Download free audiobooks in mp3, iTunes, and iPod formats. Available titles are mainly classical literature.
Librivox  LibriVox is a repository of free audiobooks in the public domain. Titles are available as MP3 downloads or podcasts.
Podiobooks  Podiobooks is an episodic audio rendition of free audiobooks as podcasts. You can receive podcasts as RSS feeds or download them directly. The number of categories is well covered from alternative history to chick lit and satire.
Open Culture  Audiobooks are just one of the sections covered on this site which focuses on educational media collected from other sites. You get to download free courses from universities in MP3 format, language lessons as podcasts, and a variety of other podcasts that cover subjects like technology, travel, music, science, and more.
ThoughtAudio  A free audiobook collection of classical works you can listen to online or download in segments. You can also view the written text of some of the books as a PDF download.
Storynory  A free audiobook site especially for children where you can find classic children's stories like fairy tales, educational stories that cover The Bible or history, and lots of other original stuff. You can download a free audio story every week.
Librophile  Librophile collects and displays eBooks mostly from LibriVox and Audible. Click on the Free button and then go through the listings. You can download the free audiobooks as a ZIP file, play it in your browser, or check it out as a readable eBook. Clicking on a title takes you to the Audible or LibriVox website.
AudioBooksForFree  Mostly public domain books. MP3, iPOD and DVD audiobooks (adventures, detectives, horrors, classics, children, non-fictions, philosophy, etc.) for you to download and enjoy. Every audio book produced and recorded by professional actors/narrators and experienced directors. No computerised text-to-voice convertions have been used.
Learn Out Loud  This site's catalog has 25,000 audio and video titles in a mixture of paid and free. You can click on the tab marked as Free Stuff to access the free audiobooks that are available for download with a right click.
NewFiction  NewFiction offers a library of audiobooks that are performed by multiple actors - modern-day radio dramas they call iSoaps. Users can sign up for a daily installment that can be delivered to a computer, iPod, iPad, or Smartphone.
Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg is the ongoing effort to digitize and archive cultural works in the form of eBooks. You can go through the list alphabetically for author and title. Audio books are also available in a number of languages. But the quicker way would be to use the Advanced Search page.

   eBooks and eAudiobooks in our Cloud Library
The Cloud Library is available to you to download popular, bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks on your computer or mobile device!  To get started and for details on what devices work with Cloud Library e-Books, and how to download them visit the Readers App page on the Cloud Library website or click here. To see what titles are available for download click here.
Borrowing and Renewal Policies:
  • Navajo County Library card holders may check out Cloud Library eBooks.
  • A maximum of 3 e-books can be checked out at a time.
  • eBooks are checked out for 14 days.
  • eBooks may not be renewed, but can be checked out again if available when the checkout period ends.
  • If a title is checked out, a request for the title may be placed.  Request limit is 5 items.
Cloud eBooks are made possible by a grant given to Navajo County LIbrary District by the Arizona State Library, with funding through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
eMagazines for Download
Online Magazines! Navajo County Public Libraries offer over 110 full-image eZines through RBDigital Magazines to download and read on your smartphone, tablet, or computer 24/7. You must create an account through the library's website first with your library card number (Click here). You will use this account to subscribe to magazines provided by your library.  There is no limit to the number of magazines you may subscribe to.
Please note that the Zinio for Libraries app was discontinued after April 3, 2018. To access your eMagazines, download the RBdigital app and sign in with the account you created for Zinio. If you already have the RBdigital app and are signed in with your RBdigital eAudiobook account, you will need to add a profile and sign in with your Zinio account to access the magazines.

To read the magazines on your iPhone or iPad, download the  RBdigital app from the Apple App Store. To read magazines on your Android phone or tablet, download the RBdigital app from the Google Play Store. For the Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, download the RBdigital app from the Amazon Appstore.

eBooks by Freading for Downloading

Navajo County Library District is pleased to offer eBooks through Freading.
Freading has thousands of titles from independent or small publishers to
download to your eReader. (Use 3M Cloud to access bestsellers).
Freading™has its own apps for the iPad® and iPhone®, and its own apps for
Android™ tablets and phones.
It is also compatible with the Kindle Fire, the Nook devices, and Kobo devices.
Click here or on the Freading Logo above to go to the Freading website to register with your patron library card, which you must have to use this service.
Have fun and happy eReading!
You can check out 3 books a week. Any unused check-outs will roll over for up to 4 weeks. 
Check out other great sites for books and digital content from our Authors, Books, and Book Reviews page.

Digital Arizona Library

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, in partnership with Arizona libraries, has a statewide ebook platform, Reading Arizona, which offers a curated collection of always available ebooks on Arizona topics and themes and features three types of content: contemporary ebooks acquired from publishers, content from self-published authors, and digitized out-of-copyright books and manuscripts. The project builds on a 2012 centennial project from Pima County Public Libraries mapping the literary landscape. Reading Arizona unites readers through our shared interest in Arizona herself.

Reading Arizona is brought to you by the Arizona State Library, with funding through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Open Library eBooks

Open Library contains a database of over 20 million digitized books. Many can can be downloaded to your device. The eBooks are primarily written before 2000. Open Library welcomes donations of books to be digitized. Their goal is to have every book digitized eventually. 

How to Read eBooks on Your Smartphone
Reading books on your smartphone can be very convenient. There are a variety of apps you can install that support different eBook formats. Android and iPhone are probably the most common, but even if you have a Windows Phone 6 or 7, Blackberry, WebOS, or Palm device you can still read eBooks on them. 

Though this article is a few years old, it gives great information on what is available for different platforms. Feel free to contact our staff if you are unsure which software is best for you. We will do our best to help you start reading on the go.

Places to Find Free eBooks
Listed below are 15 sites to help you get started in your search for free eBooks.
Open Library - Arizona State Library and Navajo County public libraries participate in this free lending program.
BookBub -  A free daily email with discounts on ebooks.
Read Print Library - Thousands of free online books!
Get Free eBooks - For both authors and readers.
ManyBooks - The best ebooks at the best price: free!
Free-eBooks.net - Download & Read eBooks for Free - for Life!
Book Yards - They want to be the "library to the world".
FreeTechBooks - Technical ebooks.
The Online Books Page - Thousands of free ebooks.
Realtime Nexus - The digital library for IT professionals.
Learn IT - More technical books. Not all free.
KnowFree - Free business and tech magazines and ebooks.
Inkmesh ebook - Search engine that searches several free ebook sites.
Baen - Science Fiction and Fantasy titles available from Baen Publishing.
Google Books - A collection of public domain and other digitized books.
Munseys - A collection of fiction titles available in several digital formats.
Project Gutenberg - eBooks digitized with the help of volunteers.
Obooko - over 2300 contemporary fiction and nonfiction titles.

Quick Guide to eBooks
1. Find a site that has the book you want and the format you want.
Supported formats for popular eReaders. (Click here for a more detailed list)
  Kindle 1
Kindle 2,
3, DX, Fire
iOS Devices
B&N Nook
Sony Reader
ePub No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
mobi Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
HTML No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Plain Text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PDF No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2. Download it to your computer.
3. Transfer it to your device. Most devices come with software for your computer. You just hook up your eReader using the cable that came with it. You may also prefer to use calibre, a free eBook manager and format convertor that works with most eReaders including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, iPod/iPad, and various Android phones .
Note: If you want to use books from Freading.com you will be required to use Adobe Digital Editions which supports time limits and copy protection.
Other Resources
Check out this Unofficial Kindle Fire manual from MakeUseOf.com. If you like it, check out many other free manuals at MakeUseOf.com.