The Library Building is Closed.

John Jermain began a temporary closure starting March 13, but our online services are still available. For updated information on the library and COVID-19, please visit our FAQ page or follow our blog, It’s Germane.


Books & Reading

Use these sites to enhance your reading experience with suggestions based on your reading interests, book discussions, information about authors, recommendations from librarians and more.

Download e-books, audiobooks, e-magazines and more

To download ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and more visit our E-Media and Downloads page.

Book Clubs

Join one of John Jermain’s many ongoing book clubs. You’ll find a complete listing of clubs and meeting schedule in our newsletter.

Other Literary Resources

20 Something Reads
A website designed for readers in their twenties. Includes author interviews, reviews and recommendations. (You don’t have to be in your twenties to enjoy this site.)

Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 40,000 authors and information on over 500,000 books.

Library Reads
The top ten books published this month that librarians across the country love.

Library Thing
LibraryThing is an online tool to catalog your personal library. Members add books to their catalog by entering titles, authors, or ISBNs. LibraryThing then searches the Library of Congress, all five national Amazon sites, and over 690 world libraries, and returns with precise book data. Members can then edit the books in their catalog, tag their books with their own subjects, and use the Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal systems to organize their collections..It’s also a vibrant community of readers, connecting people with similar libraries. Book recommendations are based on the collective intelligence of all members’ libraries.
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Literary Reference Center
Access to information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames.


The place to find popular magazines, academic journals, current and historic newspapers, encyclopedias, general reference resources and more.
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NoveList Plus
Access to reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction. A readers’ advisory resource. View award–winner lists, author read-a-likes and book discussion guides.
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Reading Group Guides
Book discussion guides for book clubs and reading ideas.
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