This is the "Introduction" page of the "Required Summer Reading" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content
Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Required Summer Reading   Tags: classics, reading assignments, reading lists, required reading, summer reading  

Lists of required summer reading for local schools and how to locate copies.
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Introduction Print Page

Free eBooks on the Web

Consult the following research guide for a list of sites on the Internet offering free downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks in the public domain.

Free eBooks


Everything's Groovy

Is Required Summer Reading stressing you out?

Don't panic! The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library provides many copies of summer reading titles in paper, audiobook, eBook, and eAudiobook. Copies of the lists are available on this research guide as well as tips fortracking down copies in the format you prefer.

First, you need a library card. If you are a resident of Madison County, you may register for a free library card. If you already have a library card, you also need to know your four-digit PIN to use the online resources described in this guide.

Don't know your PIN? Ask for it the next time you visit one of HMCPL's twelve locations.


Required Summer Reading Lists


Want Real Books?

If you are the traditional type and prefer an actual book, search the HMCPL online catalog for copies of the books you need.

Online Catalog

You can search by title or author. Once you find a copy of the book you want, you may place a hold on it. If it is available for checkout, we will pull it for you. If it is checked out, you will be notified by e-mail when it has come in. (Make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you.)

Using the online catalog, you can search for books and books on CD. If it is the book CD, the call number will have "CD" in it, and the description will say audiobook somewhere. If it is just the regular book, the call number will be something like "J ROW" for a juvenile book, "YA ROW" for a young adult book, or "F ROW" for an adult book (F is for fiction).

Can't find the item you need? Contact a librarian at any of the twelve branch locations by phone or in person for help. Or, you can contact a Reference Librarian by e-mail or chat:



Loading  Loading...