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E-books and Audiobooks at Middlebury

Information about various e-book packages available through the Middlebury Library

Introduction

Our e-books are listed in Summon and MIDCAT. Many of our larger collections can be searched separately too.  See the separate tabs on the left hand side of this page for information specific to each collection.

Who can use Middlebury College e-books/audiobooks?

Generally, our e-book and audiobook collections are restricted to Middlebury College community members with valid Middlebury user IDs and passwords. However, a few of collections are accessible from public computers on campus.  In these cases, you'll have an option of logging in as a "guest user." As a guest, you will have access to tens of thousands of e-books for a 24-hour loan period.

Software

For the large majority of our e-books, you'll need only a web browser and Internet connection. information about printing and downloading ebooks can be found in the sections for specific packages.

Here's a short list of free software downloads that will let you read e-books on your desktop or laptop:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader reads .pdf files.
  • Adobe Digital Editions reads .pdf and .epub files.  ADE is also required to download many e-books for reading offline, moving between devices, and printing.
  • Bookworm reads .epub files
  • Sony Reader Library reads .epub and .lrf files
  • Calibre reads a variety of e-book filetypes, including .lrf, .pdf, .lit, .rtf, .opf, .mobi, .prc, .epub, .fb2, .imp, .rb and .html files.  Calibre is also very useful for converting non-Kindle formats (e.g., .epub) to Amazon's proprietary Kindle (.mobi) format
  • Stanza reads ebooks on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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