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E-Library @MCPL: E-Books

E-Books from MCPL

To use MCPL's e-books, you must have a library card and PIN.  If you have access problems, please call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.

Downloadable e-books

  • Read on your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
  • Borrow up to 6 items at one time.
  • Place up to 6 holds at one time. 
  • Never pay any fines because the titles return themselves.

Getting Started | Supported Devices | Help

Don't have a e-reader? Borrow one from GaithersburgLong Branch, or Olney libraries. Find out how it works.

Browser-based e-books

Over 3000 e-books on information technology, computing, and business published within the last 2 to 3 years.

Read these books in your browser; they are not downloadable.  They only can be read on smartphones or tablets that support Flash. (Apple devices do not support Flash.)

Please note:  MCPL has a limited number of concurrent users on this product. If you can't connect, clear your browser's Temporary Internet Files, and try again after a while.



Travel guidebooks from DK Eyewitness Guides and Rough Guides and

Nonfiction children's DK Eyewitness books

Get Help with E-Books

tablet and ebook reader

Bring your device and learn how to download free library e-books.

See our upcoming e-book workshops at MCPL libraries


Free E-Books Online