Free Downloadable Audiobooks

Any Connecticut resident with an active public library card can access the ICONN Digital Audiobooks Collection. Download audiobooks to listen to on your computer or MP3 player any time, 24 hours a day! Click on the tutorials below for help (created by Hamden Public Library).

Audiobook Tutorial Part 1
Audiobook Tutorial Part 2


Borrow a Kindle in the library

Now that summer’s arrived (yeah!) and school is almost out, why not catch up on some leisure reading using the library’s Kindle eReader.  We’ve downloaded hundreds of free titles onto the device so if you’ve never used one, now’s your chance. Click on the Kindle link below to view the list of titles and eReader policy.


Black History Month

The library and the children of the ELC celebrated Black History Month with a book reading of Ashley Bryan’s ABC of African-American poetry with Gateway librarian Martha Lipowski. The children also colored in pictures of famous African Americans, past and present, which are currently on display in the library.  View photos by clicking on the link below.
ELC/Library Black History Month Celebration

 The library also created a guide of print and electronic resources on African and African American History and Culture. To view the libguide click on the link below.
Black History Month Library Resources

New Business Books Display

Next time you’re in the Long Wharf library, take a look at the New Business books display by the front entrance. The case features a sampling of some of the Start-Up and Start and Run series that were donated by Professor Rose Luglio for the library’s Small Business collection. Some of the selections include how to start a Daycare, Bed and Breakfast, Retail Business, and more. All the books in these series can be checked out.  For more business resources, you can search 
ebrary – one of the library’s ebook databases containing over 20,000 titles.

New name and look for Gale databases

Gale, one of the library’s leading database vendors, has recently changed the names and interface for three of their databases. The History Resource Centers (US & World) and the Science Resource Center have been changed to US History in Context, World History in Context, and Science in Context. The updated interface has a much more user-friendly format to help students get to the information they need more quickly and efficiently.  Other Gale databases will be updated sometime in the Fall. The library also subscribes to many other databases, in all subject areas, and can be accessed 24/7.  For more information call the library at 203-285-2057.

E-books in the catalog

Need a book for an assignment but the library’s closed? No problem. We have over 20,000 electronic books that can be accessed from anywhere online. You can search the library’s catalog to view them or go directly into the ebrary or Netlibrary databases via MyCommnet. The entire contents of these ebooks are viewable and free! Now there’s no excuse not to do your homework. Please call or stop by the library for more information.


Not sure what an ebook is or have never used one before? An ebook is an electronic version of a book and very easy to access. The library subscribes to ebrary which is a database containing over 18,000 ebooks. This database is accessible to all Gateway faculty, students, and staff on or off campus under the Reference and Ebook heading. Why not try it and see what a great resource it is and how easy it is to use. If you need help getting to this database look at the blog’s FAQs or you can stop by or call the library for assistance at 203-285-2057.