Accessing Books & eBooks

View the resources below for accessing books and ebooks from ARLS.

PINES is Georgia’s “borderless library” system that allows PINES card holders free access to over 10 million books and other materials in 300 library branches and affiliated service outlets throughout the state.

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eBooks at EBSCOhost

EBSCO ebooks logoeBooks at EBSCOhost provides eBooks on a variety of topics, including reference books, scholarly monographs, publications of many university presses, and consumer books. Books can be downloaded onto portable devices using Adobe Digital Editions.

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Ebook Central

Ebook Central logoAccess to thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBooks from leading publishers through Ebook Central.

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The Libby App allows Athens-Regional Library System cardholders to borrow audiobooks and e-books from the library. Once you have checked out a book, you may read it online, on the App, with Kindle, or with other e-reader programs.

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Reader’s Advisory & Recommendations

View the following resources for reading recommendations.


NextReads logoNextReads newsletters deliver reading recommendations directly to your inbox. Choose from several newsletters that highlight recent releases and buzz-worthy books across a variety of genres and age ranges. Plus, each newsletter includes links to our catalog so you can place holds or learn more about the featured books.

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NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus logoNoveList Plus helps readers find new books based on books they’ve read or on topics in which they are interested. NoveList also includes “Best of” lists, author read-alikes, and book discussion guides. View our tutorial.

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NoveList K-8 Plus

novelist k-8 logoNoveList K-8 Plus helps elementary and middle school readers find books based on topics they’re interested in. It also includes booktalks, picture book extenders, and Curricular Connections articles that will guide teachers to new titles and new ways for translating curriculum standards into classroom action.

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