Howard County Library System
e-books and Audiobooks

Howard County Library System (HCLS) offers free access to e-books and audiobooks with:

ebooks e-books for Kids
Howard County Library System's e-books for kids combine educational games, videos, and interactive books for engaging experiences for children from pre-K through high school.
Axis 360
Axis 360 is HCLS' new digital media platform that allows simple and quick access to a wide array of e-books.  Titles purchased for Axis 360 are for HCLS customers. You will need a valid HCLS library card and PIN to log in to Axis 360.

Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium (OverDrive)
Download e-books and digital audiobooks to a computer, mobile device or your MP3 player.
Note: If you lose your library card and get a replacement, your OverDrive holds (linked to your old library card barcode number) will disappear. If this happens, please e-mail us so your holds can be restored. In your message include your current barcode number and the list of titles you had on hold.

For additional assistance with electronic books and audiobooks: