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Leisure Reading  

Access print, online and audio resources for your reading pleasure!
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Search the Online Catalog

Search the online catalog (Eastern Quick Search) by title, author, or keywords to find the book you want.  Ask for assistance in-person, by phone, email, or chat, if needed.


    Browse the Stacks

    Explore the newest titles on the 2nd Floor.  Explore the main Leisure Reading collection in the PN-PS call numbers on the 3rd Floor.  Explore the Young Adult (YA) titles in the Curriculum Center on the 1st Floor.  Ask for assistance if needed.

    Regular Hours: Monday–Thursday 8am–12am; Friday 8am–6pm; Saturday 10am–6pm; Sunday 12pm-12am.


    If we don't have the audiobook...


    Over 2300 nonfiction and fiction audio books that you can download to your computer for limited times. Apps are available for your iPhone, iPad, Android or Kindle Fire too.

    **Holds and checkout require a valid CT public library card number.**


    Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.

    Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg makes audio eBooks available for some of the same great literature available in plain text. Our listings are divided into two categories: Human-read and computer-generated audio books.


    Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages.Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material.


    If we don't have the ebook...


    Smashwords is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks, many available absolutely free!

    Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks:  choose among free epub books, free kindle books. Download them or read them online.

    Baen eBooks

    Baen Books is now making available for free a number of its titles in electronic format. Titles can be read online, or you can download the books in one of several formats.

    Enjoy unlimited reading at Discover all-new, rising authors. Independent writers offer both entertaining fiction/romance and non-fiction.

    Google Play

    Many free ebooks available through the Google Play Books app. Your library is synced to your Google account, so your library will be the same on all of your linked devices.

    Kindle Free Classics

    Free classic literature ebooks available for download to your Kindle, or download the app to your computer or other device. 

    B&N Free eBooks

    Free ebooks available through Barnes & Noble. Titles can be downloaded to your Nook, or download the Nook app to your favorite device. 


    Introduction to our Leisure Reading Collection

    In addition to making academic resources accessible to students, faculty and staff, the J. Eugene Smith Library also makes accessible leisure or recreational reading resources, for example, print books, ebooks, and audiobooks.   These resources are made accessible for your reading pleasure! 

    They include popular fiction and non-fiction titles in several genres, for example, science fiction, fantasy, crime, mystery, horror, historical, thriller, romance, realistic, global, and contemporary.   These resources are collected with teens and adults in mind.

    The leisure or recreational collections are located on the first, second, and third floors of the Library.  The majority of the "young adult" or "YA" titles are on the first floor.   The "adult" titles are on the third floor.  The newest additions to the collection are displayed on the second floor across from the elevators. 

    We collect popular, bestselling, and award-winning titles.  We also welcome suggestions from you.  




    All the Light We Cannot See  Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot  Shopaholic to the Stars

    Girl on the Train  Humans of New York  Buried Giant

    Still Alice  American Sniper  What Burns Away



    Willimantic Public Library

    Location, Phone, & Hours:

    Address: 905 Main Street
    Willimantic, CT 06226

    Adult Dept: 860-465-3079
    Children's Dept: 860-465-3082

    Mon, Wed: 9 - 6
    Tues, Thurs: 12 - 8
    Fri: 9 - 5
    Sat: 10 - 2
    Sun: Closed



    Interlibrary Loan

    If you can't find it here, online, the local public library, and we can't purchase it, we can request it from another library in the United States through Interlibrary Loan.  Here is more information about Interlibrary Loan.


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