eBooks & Kindles

KindlePreloaded Kindles

There are a variety of pre-loaded themed Kindles for you to check out and try!

Check out the pull-cards located on the displays by the public computers for full title lists and descriptions, as well as our brochure on Kindle lending policies.  Kindles can be checked out for 21 days with 2 renewals, just like a regular book!

Our current themes include: Mystery Fiction, Christian Fiction, Love Stories, Best-Seller Fiction, Adapted for Screen, Classics, Best-Seller Non-Fiction, Biographies, Children’s Classics, Kids Series, and Young Adult.

We are looking to add additional themes and titles. Please contact Ashley at as@ncdlc.org or 724-658-6659 ext. 125 for more information or to make a suggestion.

Please take our brief survey about the Kindle lending program (even if you’ve never used it!) to help us improve this service.


Have your own device? Borrow e-books from the providers below!


L.A.M.B. Libraries (Libraries in Lawrence, Armstrong, Mercer, and Butler Counties) are now offering downloadable audiobooks and ebooks! This service is made possible through the New Castle District Library Center.  Best-selling and classic titles available anytime, anywhere!

Users may browse the library’s eBooks website, check out with a valid library card, and download to a PC, Mac, and many mobile devices.  Some audio titles can also be burned to CD to listen on-the-go.  Users will need to install free software to access the books.

Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period.  There are no late fees!

Stop by the Reference Desk or call 724-658-6659 ext. 109 for additional help, or check out L.A.M.B’s Help Pages.


Through the POWER library, you have access to a variety of freely available eBooks.  From the main eBook collection page you can search by category, title, author, etc. or view featured eBooks.

Once you click on the title of a book, you can download it onto your computer (you will need Adobe Digital Editions installed).  You can then transfer the downloaded book, via Adobe Digital Editions, to your device, such as a Nook or SonyReader.

*You will need to create an account on EBSCOHost in order to download.  You will be prompted to do so when you go to download your first book.

Stop by the Reference Desk or call 724-658-6659 ext. 109 for additional help, or check out EBSCO’s eBook Help Page.