eMedia is our way of providing you 24/7 access to books --without leaving your home. Download where and when you want!
To use our eMedia service you'll need:
Here are some great facts about our eMedia Service:
- Check out up to 5 digital titles (audiobook or eBooks) at once.
- Reserve up to 5 digital titles.
- Your eCart can contain up to 7 titles, so you can pick and choose which titles you really want to check out.
- Customize lending periods based on title or format. You can set a 7 or 14 day lending period on your preferences.
- Titles have built-in, star-rating based on our online community ratings.
- You have 2 days to download eReserved books.
- eMedia Assistance to help you with whatever questions you may have.
- Available 24/7 with home Internet access, WiFi at participating locations, or over a mobile network
- Listen or read library books when and wherever you want
- Easy to download and transfer to a device
- Instant access to new titles without having to visit a physical library location
- Titles automatically check in after their due date
- Environmentally friendly
Curious about what devices are supported by our eMedia service? You're in luck! Our vendor, OverDrive has an online listing of the supported eReaders and MP3 players: View OverDrive Supported eReaders & MP3 Players
Not sure which eReader to buy? Here are a few resources for evaluating eReaders:
- Archive.org - Contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
- Baen Library - Hundreds of free Science Fiction and Fantasy eBooks.
- Barnes & Noble Free eBooks - Hundreds of free eBooks that can be used on your BN Nook, NookColor or on iPad, iPhone, Android, and PC.
- BookFriend.me - Website allows Nook owners to connect with each other and share books using the LendMe feature.
- BookLending - Website that matches lenders and borrowers of Kindle ebooks. Please note, each Kindle book you own can only be loaned once.
- eBookFling - Swap eBooks with thousands of readers nationwide.
- Free eBooks - Internet’s #1 online source for free eBook downloads, eBook resources and eBook authors.
- Free Kindle eBooks - Navigate to 'Special Features/Free E-Book collections' to download free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, as well as limited-time free promotional e-books available for soley for the Kindle.
- Get Free eBooks - Free eBooks site where you can download free books totally free. They also have a large selection of free trade magazines.
- Google Books - Nearly 3 million free eBooks and hundreds of thousands of titles for purchase. Enjoy Google eBooks on the Web, with Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and supported eReaders.
- Kobo Books - 299 titles in multiple formats.
- LendLink - A free service that allows you to connect with other book lovers, loan your lendable eBooks in seconds and find new books to borrow
- Many Books - More than 29,000 eBooks available for free.
- Project Gutenberg - Download over 33,000 free eBooks to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device.
- SmashWords - eBooks from Indie authors and publishers
- University of Pennsylvania eBook Collection - Lists over 900,000 free books on the Web