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Maryland’s Digital eLibrary Consortium OverDrive offers both popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks. With your FCPL library card, check out up to 6 OverDrive ebooks for up to 3 weeks at a time. You can place holds on up to 6 materials already checked out.
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