Books, audiobooks, comics, and magazines in electronic format are provided through partnerships with Navajo County Library District and the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records.
To use 3M Cloud Library:
- Download one of their free apps to your computer or preferred e-reading device.
- Search for “Navajo County Library District” in their list of libraries, and enter your library card number.
- Browse for a book you want to read, tap the “Borrow” button, and you’re done!
Only one person at a time can read each 3M Cloud book, so they’ll be automatically checked in after 14 days to let the next person enjoy them (if a book you want is checked out, you can place a hold on it, just like with a physical library book; you also have the option of returning books early if you’re finished with them).
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E-books are also available through Freading™.
To use Freading:
- Install Adobe® Digital Editions (have your library card number handy) on your PC, or download the Freading app for iOS®, Android™, Kindle Fire®, NOOK®, or kobo™ devices.
- Go to Navajo County Library District’s Freading website to find books for your computer or your mobile device.
Freading™ works on a token system. You’ll receive three tokens per week (different books require different numbers of tokens). Unused tokens expire after four weeks. See the Freading™ FAQs for more information.
Reading Arizona is a statewide e-book platform; titles range from historical fiction to academic biographies, haunted tour guides and mysteries, and are free to all Arizona residents. The collection includes early Arizona fiction and histories, as well as contemporary works by authors such as Jana Bommersbach, Edward Abbey, Jon Talton, and James Sallis.
Reading Arizona also includes Library Journal and BiblioLabs’ innovative SELF-e platform, which exposes authors’ self-published works to libraries. E-books featuring the Southwest will be considered for inclusion into Reading Arizona, and authors may submit their e-books for consideration for a national Library Journal collection made available to subscribing libraries. Visit Reading Arizona and click on the SELF-e logo for more information.
To use OneClickdigital™:
- Create an account with OneClickdigital™ (watch this tutorial video for help), or download an app for iOS® and Android™ devices.
- If you need assistance, OneClickdigital™ provides the following free tutorials:
- Downloading and Using the OneClick Digital Audiobook App (for mobile devices)
- Installing the OneClick Digital Media Manager (an optional media player program for desktop computers, which keeps your audiobook library synced and organized; also necessary if you’ll be manually transferring audiobooks from your desktop onto a mobile device)
- Downloading an Audiobook Through the Media Manager
- OneClick Digital’s technical support is available Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST: 1-877-772-8346.
Our digital magazines are available through
To use zinio™:
- Create an account (have your library card number handy). You’ll use this account to subscribe to magazines.
- You’ll then need to create another account on the zinio™ website to view or download your subscribed-to magazines. (You can use the same username and password for both accounts.)
- You can subscribe to an unlimited number of magazines.
- You can read digital magazines on your computer or your mobile device.
- For more detailed instructions, see Navajo County Library District’s installation guide.
Just for children
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of talking picture books that teach young children the joys of reading in a fun format. You can read TumbleBooks™ on your computer; they’re available in English, Spanish, and French.
More free e-books and downloadable audiobooks
Check out NCLD’s Digital Downloads page (scroll to the bottom) for a list of places to find even more free e-books and digital audiobooks.