eBooks for your reader, device, or computer

The library offers a variety of downloadable materials including eBooks, which can be checked out and downloaded to a compatible computer and/or device.

Quick Picks

Quick Picks - Don't want to wait on the reserve list for the latest bestseller? Try stopping by the library for a Quick Pick book. A select number of newly released bestselling books are available for 7-day checkout only. Check the shelf (on the first floor as you walk into the library) for availablity. No reserves and no renewals for these books. Overdue fees $1.00/day.

Audio Books

Book Groups in a Bag

Book group bags contain 10 copies of the selected title, reading group guide, and read-alike bookmarks, and can be reserved up to a year in advance for a specific six week period. If you have questions or would like to reserve a Book Group in a Bag, please call (507) 328-2305.

Finding a Book @ RPL

  1. Use the advanced search option in the online catalog to locate specific titles or authors.
  2. If the Rochester Public Library does not own a particular book, you can:
    • Recommend that library staff purchase the title (limit of 10 recommendations per person per year).
    • Request the title from another library.
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