Books & eBooks

We love to read. The only thing we like more is helping readers like you discover books you will not want to put down. Explore our recommended reading list resources, or ask us for suggestions.

Search the library’s catalog for books, movies, and more…you can also log in to your WPL account to renew your items, reserve items, and check your account for financial assessments, etc.

Wilcox Public Library offers access to thousands of eBooks, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines through the Seneca District Libraries OverDrive/Libby (the Overdrive app) collection. All you need is your library card, a device, and internet access.

Have Questions?

If you need assistance with OverDrive, click here for the OverDrive Getting Started guide.
Trying to borrow books on your Kindle? Click here for the OverDrive Kindle guide.
Interested in OverDrive’s Libby app for your device? Click here for help with Libby.

Watch videos and read books about Animals and Nature, Earth and Sky, People and Places, ABCs and 1, 2, 3’s, Family and Community, Music and Rhyme, Adventure, and more. Enjoy read-aloud books with word highlighting and interactive games. Some films and books are available in Spanish too!  All you need is our POWER Library code (PL3819) along with your library card!  POWERLibrary resource.

Learn about people, places, nature, history, and science from videos and eBooks on topics such as American Indians, Ancient Civilizations, Farm to Table, The Civil War, Continents, The Thirteen Colonies, U.S. Government, Disasters, Earth Science, Experiments, Extreme Science, Nature, and many more.   All you need is our POWER Library code (PL3819) along with your library card!  POWERLibrary resource.

EBSCO eBooks

Select from over 16,000 eBooks from the world’s leading publishers across all major subject areas. Perform full-text searches of a single eBook, search thousands of volumes simultaneously, browse topic categories, or read eBooks directly online. Additionally, you may download selected eBooks to portable devices.  All you need is our POWER Library code (PL3819) along with your library card!  POWERLibrary resource.

Explore encyclopedias and specialized reference sources on a variety of topics from history, government, environment, math, and more!  All you need is your Library card.  Titles are purchased by Seneca District Libraries and POWERLibrary.

books and authors

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale’s popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics from more than 240,000 titles.   All you need is your library card!  POWERLibrary resource.

Discover literature content from more than 150,000 full-text poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 full-text speeches, and 1,250 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Within LitFinder’s collection, users can access works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities.  All you need is your library card!  POWERLibrary resource.

Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg – offers over 60,000 free eBooks. You will find the world’s great literature here, with a focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired, mostly published before 1924.

Open eBooks is an app containing thousands of popular and award-winning titles that are free for children from in-need households. These eBooks can be read without checkouts or holds. Children from in-need families can access these eBooks, which include some of the most popular works of the present and past, using the Open eBooks app and read as many as they like without incurring any costs. Provided by the Wilcox Public Library and First Book.  Please contact us to enroll your child.

Readers Advisory Sites:

Bookish Must Reads – Articles, reviews, and lists with the goal of providing more information about books, authors, and genres.

LitLovers – a comprehensive site for book clubs with resources for starting a book club, book reviews, reading guides with discussion questions, and recipes to complement your current book club title.  You can also subscribe to their blog and listen to podcast reviews.

What Should I Read Next – What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all its members in order to recommend the best next read for any book. Enter a book you like and the site will analyze its huge database of real readers’ favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions.