Blackwater Regional Library (BRL) has several options for free e-Books/e-Audiobooks and digital magazines. All free with your BRL library card and library pin! (Don't remember your PIN? It is typically your four-digit birth year (YYYY))

Having problems? Please use the eBook Support form, and someone will get back with you as soon as possible.


Hoopla promotion, hand tapping an icon on a digital tabletHoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, magazines and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere. View the get started guide for Hoopla


Borrow ebooks and audiobooks from LibbyLibby by Overdrive is provided to BRL patrons through Southern Virginia Libraries United Electronically (SOVALUe), a multi-library system consortium which provides more of the content you want when you want it! You will be able to download and read eBooks for free on your PC, Mac computer, tablet, or your dedicated eBook reading device (including Nook, Kindle, and many others). Depending on the title you will also be able to download and listen to audiobooks on your computer or on your portable music device. View the get started guide for Libby.

ABC Mouse

From Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-8+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational, with 9,000+ learning activities across all major subject areas – reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. Best of all, kids love it! At this time is only available in our library branches and cannot be accessed from home.

Access Video: Just for Kids

Access video ad, girl with tablet, watch from home or the libraryThe Just for Kids Streaming Collection for public libraries gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has the educational videos children want to watch—Sesame Street, The Electric Company, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and thousands more—plus songs, games, and other interactives that are sure to entertain, educate, and inspire young patrons. Plus, the collection is ideal for librarians hosting a video storytelling hour, activities for preschoolers and early learners, an after-school or ESL/ELL program, homework help for students, or resources for homeschoolers that they can access anywhere, anytime.


Freading logo, leaning FFREADING offers tens of thousands of eBooks, available anytime, anywhere. There is no download manager and users have simultaneous access to all titles – no waiting for your favorite titles. (Please note: Freading is only compatible with Kindle Fire).

Need help getting started? View the get started guide for Blackwater Regional's collection on the Freading website.


Magzter logoMagzter offers you unlimited digital magazine access with your library card. There are thousands of popular titles to choose from, including Family Handyman, Prevention US, and Country Living. You can read on your computer or, if you prefer to take these magazines on the go, download the Magzter Library App for iOS and Android devices.

NoveList Plus

Your next great read from NovelistCan’t decide what to read next? Feel like you are in a reading rut? Use NoveList to discover your next favorite author, series, or title! With thousands of readalike suggestions, NoveList Plus makes finding your next great read easy.

Or try NoveList Plus K-8 to find great reading ideas for your child! With content for young readers through teens.