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Through Axis 360, the library makes available a growing collection of ebooks in EPUB and PDF formats. Some titles are available in BLIO format, which provides a more interactive experience and includes text-to-speech. There are fiction and non-...

Borrow free digital video, music, ebooks, comics and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and enjoy on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no...

The library works with a vendor called One Click Digital to provide digital audiobooks. For technical assistance, consult their help page. This should answer most questions. If you still need help, drop one of our librarians an email at...

The library works with a vendor called Overdrive to grant access to great new ebooks. If you are having problems getting ebooks to work on your device, take a look at the Overdrive help page. This should answer most questions. If you still need...

New Book: Chattanooga's Transportation Heritage

David Steinberg ran the Chattanooga Choo-Choo trolley from 1972-1983 and served as historian to #history">CARTA until 1984. After moving to New York City he selected the Chattanooga Public Library as the home for his transportation collection, which has been added to as recently as this year. Over the years numerous historians and authors have used the collection for research, including Steinberg himself.

New Book: Cherokee Wampum

Karen Coody Cooper's Cherokee Wampum : War & Peace Belts: 1730 to Present offers a study of first-hand accounts of meetings and negotiations with Cherokee leaders that include details regarding the use of wampum belts. The book also discusses the existence of seven sacred belts and the importance of the use of wampum in modern Cherokee culture​. 

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