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Note: DCLS has recently enrolled in the Advantage program with OverDrive. This means we are able to purchase extra copies of popular titles that will be accessible only to DCLS users. We will also be able to purchase titles not available to the shared collection, such as those published by Hachette Digital and Minotaur (Macmillan). David Baldacci and Sandra Brown are two authors whose more recent work we were unable to purchase before Advantage. To see and download these titles, log in at the OverDrive site with your DCLS library card. There is no change to downloading or loan periods with this new program, just more titles to choose from!
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Download eBook titles from the library and other selected eBook sites. Read titles from your computer or transfer them to your compatible eBook reader.
A portion of this collection is funded by a gift from the estate of Henry and Dottie Swartz.
Download audiobook titles anytime that's convenient. Transfer titles to your mp3, iPod® or PDA. Or burn them to a CD. You'll need your library card number to download titles
Not all eBook readers and audio players are compatible with library resources. Check which ones are compatible with Freading or OverDrive before purchasing.
OverDrive titles are compatible with all Kindle e-readers while Freading’s titles are compatible only wth the Kindle Fire. Both of these services are compatible with most other e-readers on the market, such as Nooks, Kobos and Sony Readers. In addition, both of these services are compatible with mobile devices such as the iPad/Phone and android devices.
Visit the OverDrive support site for step-by-step directions and a video tour, as well as links to software used to download to your computer or portable device. Visit the Freading FAQ’s site for instructions for downloading and transferring eBooks to your eReader
eBooks and downloadable audiobooks can be enjoyed at home, at work, or when you travel, but are not for use on the library’s computers. Please note that eBooks and downloadable audiobooks can be downloaded inside the library on your own wireless device. Please be patient as the library builds a collection of materials in this emerging format. Please note that not all titles are produced in all formats for public libraries. If you need the title right away, check your local library catalog for print or CD availability.
Your library is pleased to provide access to a great collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks through our agreement with OverDrive, Inc., a global digital distributor of eBooks & audiobooks and Library Ideas, LLC, distributor of the eBook service Freading.
OverDrive, Inc. works with publishers and producers of content to determine what titles are available for public libraries to purchase or license.
Publishers make large portions of their back catalogs available to Freading for checkout to library users. However, the selection of newly released bestsellers is limited.
The DCLS selection of ebook and audiobook titles that are available is limited and can change at any time.
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Learn how to make the most of The Library’s free eBook and eAudiobook services. A volunteer can help you access the digital library on your device, download needed software, demonstrate the download process, and assist with equipment and setup process.
Volunteers are available at East Shore Area Library Tuesdays from 10-12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. No registration is needed!
Are you willing to teach others how to use their eReaders?Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming an "eReader Support" volunteer.
DCLS supports fair eBook pricing. Click here to learn more.
DCLS now offers Always Available eBooks from Freading
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