E-Book Information

E-Book Information

As our patrons purchase, or receive as a gift, eReaders such as the iPad, Kindle, Nook, etc., they are looking to their libraries for eBooks. Through the Harrington Library Consortium, Childress Public Library, is able to provide a large, and still growing, selection of eBooks for patrons of all ages. There are tutorials for most devices at the bottom of this page.


This site contains step-by-step instructions for downloading the cloudLibrary application to various devices.

To download the application to your device:

Click the image above to go to the cloudLibrary by bibliotecha site.  Choose the device you wish to download the app to- this can be downloaded to several devices at the same time. You will choose the following answers to the questions (once downloaded) from the dropdown boxes:

  1. select country: United States
  2. select state: Texas
  3. find your local library: Harrington Library Consortium

Other Free E-Book Opportunities

A subset of the E-Read Texas collection is available for all Texas libraries to use. There are approximately 6,000 e-book titles available from Biblioboard at the link below. The URL is geolocated and recognizes the location of the user; as long as the user is in Texas, they should be automatically authenticated into the website.

https://e-readtx.biblioboard.com/home  (access restricted to Texas)

https://e-readtxkids.biblioboard.com/home (access restricted to Texas)

There are several other places that you can find free (or discounted) ebooks as well!


Provider# of

Public or
Project Gutenberg+70,000


Digital Book Index+300,000
links to books, academia, documents
Internet ArchiveInnumerable
links to how-to, books, videos, the way-back machine and information.
Open LibraryEbooks
subset offered Internet Archive
Barnes and Noble+1,000’sBoth
OER Commons+1,000’sBoth
mainly academia for ALL ages
Palace Bookshelf+1,000’s
publications, educational, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, literature
Petrucci Music Library+1 million
To include: recordings, scores and works
Sheet Music, etc