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Downloadables and Apps

Load up your smartphone or mobile device with books, music, magazines, audiobooks and apps from your local Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Libraries.


ListenAlaska+Plus on Overdrive Media

Software for your computer to transfer e-books to a Nook or other EPUB-compatible e-reader.

TumbleBooks Library

Everything for the young reader: animated, talking picture books for beginners, chapter books with narration, ebooks to read online, and a section for puzzles and games.

Ebsco eBooks

A mostly nonfiction eBook collection.

Gale Virtual Reference Center

Electronic reference books on virtually any subject- includes many travel guides.


ListenAlaska+Plus on Overdrive Media



ListenAlaska+Plus on Overdrive Media

Digital Edition Magazines

Zinio for Libraries

Collection of popular magazines to view, download, and read using your FNSB Library card

Mobile Apps

EBSCOhost Mobile

Access research databases and articles using your Android device or iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.- to activate this app, you need to first access one of the Ebsco Databases through the library webpage and request an authorization key.

Gale (Access My Library)

Access your library’s gale resources, databases, and articles using your mobile device

Mango Languages

Learn languages on your mobile (Apple and Android) device through your library’s Mango product. (Live Homework Help)

Live one-to-one help: Every day from 1:00pm to 12:00am Alaska Time. Help with homework, adult education, and career resources (interviews and resumes).

Other Resources:

Mobile Apps for Alaskans

From the State of Alaska, Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

Getting Started with Ebooks

From the State of Alaska, Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

Project Gutenberg

The first producer of free ebooks, is dedicated to the creation and distribution of eBooks.

Read an E-Book Week

Occurs every year (March 4-10) with thousands of free offerings by indie writers and promotional material from publishers. March is also “Read an E-book Month” with promotions throughout the month. Check out this website that provides a wealth of information to the public about e-books and the latest electronic reading devices.

Other eBook apps and readers:

  1. Kindle for PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad free ereader
  2. Nook for PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad free ereader
  3. Kobo for PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad free ereader
  4. Apple iBooks/iTunes
  5. Adobe Digital Editions
  6. Calibre ebooks management