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Downloadable Audiobooks and Ebooks

Downloadable Ebooks

We offer two different services for downloading ebooks that you can read on various devices including your computer, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Sony Reader, Nook, Blackberry and more.

  • My Media Mall - Download eBooks to your computer, Kindle, iPad, iPhone, Nook and more.
  • Freading - Download eBooks to your computer, iPad, iPhone or Nook. FREADING WILL NOT WORK WITH KINDLE.
For free downloadable ebooks, you may also want to try one of the following sites:
Project Gutenberg
Google Books (free classics)

Downloadable Audiobooks

  • My Media Mall - Download audiobooks to your computer, MP3 player, iPod or directly to your smartphone.
  • Hoopla Digital - Download audiobooks to your computer or mobile device.

My Media Mall App for Mobile Devices

You should use the official Overdrive Media Console app if you are accessing My Media Mall ebooks or downloadable audiobooks on your mobile device, excepting E Ink (black and white) eReaders.

To access the app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, click here or search the iTunes App Store.
To access the app on your Android device, click here or search Google Play.
To access the app on your Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, search your device's app store.

Hoopla Digital App for Mobile Devices

You should use the official Hoopla Digital app if you are watching movies or listening to music or audiobooks on your mobile device.

To access the app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, click here or search the iTunes App Store.
To access the app on your Android device, click here or search Google Play.
To access the app on your Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet, search your device's app store.

Freading App for Mobile Devices

You should use the official Freading app if you are accessing Freading ebooks on your mobile device.

To access the app on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, click here or search the iTunes App Store.
To access the app on your Android device, click here or search Google Play.

More Help

Downloading My Media Mall ebooks to Kindle flyer
Downloading My Media Mall ebooks to iPad/iPod/iPod Touch/Android device flyer (Overdrive Media Console Version 3)
Downloading Freading ebooks flyer

My Media Mall offers a guided tour, as well as extensive help screens. Freading offers an FAQ. Following are some answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding these databases.

Freading Ebook Questions and Answers

  • What devices can I download Freading ebooks to?  Freading books can be downloaded to and read on both PCs and Macs. Sony Readers and Nooks will work with the ebooks, as may many other ebook readers.  Freading ebooks can be downloaded to various mobile devices such as the iPad, iPod, iPhone and Android phones by using the Freading app. The app can be found here or as a free download in the marketplace for your device.
  • Can the library's Freading ebooks be loaded on a Kindle?  No.
  • What software is required to check out Freading ebooks?  Freading requires you to install Adobe Digital Editions to read epub and pdf formatted books on Nooks, Sony Readers and other ereaders. This is a free download. Please note that Adobe Digital Editions is different from Adobe Reader. You may also have to install the software that came with your ereader to transfer books to an ereader.
  • For how long can I check out Freading ebooks? Freading ebooks can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.
  • How many Freading ebooks can I have checked out at once?  Each book "costs" an amount from 1 to 4 "tokens". You are provided with 8 "tokens" per week. Your "tokens" accumulate every week over four weeks, after which they reset to 8 "tokens". You can check out as many books as you can "pay" for with your available "tokens".
  • What happens at the end of the checkout period? Will the ebook just disappear?  Freading ebooks will cease to work at the end of their check out period. You will still need to remove the file from your computer and ebook reader.
  • Do I have to "return" an ebook at the end of the check out period?  You do not have to "return" ebooks at the end of the check out period. 

My Media Mall Ebook Questions and Answers

  • What devices can I download My Media Mall ebooks to?  My Media Mall ebooks can be downloaded to and read on both PCs and Macs.  Kindles, Sony Readers and Nooks will work with the ebooks, as may many other ebook readers.  My Media Mall ebooks can be downloaded to various mobile devices such as the iPad, iPod, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, iPhone and Android phones by using the Overdrive Media Console app. The app can be found here or as a free download in the marketplace for your device.
  • Can the library's downloadable ebooks be loaded on a Kindle?  Yes.
  • What software is required to check out ebooks?  My Media Mall requires you to install Adobe Digital Editions to read epub and pdf formatted books on Nooks, Sony Readers and other ereaders.  This is a free download. Please note that Adobe Digital Editions is different from Adobe Reader.  You may also have to install the software that came with your ereader to transfer books to an ereader.  If you are downloading Mobipocket ebooks you will need Mobipocket Reader. Kindle does not require extra software.
  • For how long can I check out My Media Mall ebooks? My Media Mall ebooks can be checked out for up to 2 weeks.
  • How many My Media Mall ebooks can I have checked out at once?  You can have up to 5 items checked out from My Media Mall at once.  This covers any combination of ebooks and audiobooks.
  • What happens at the end of the checkout period? Will the ebook just disappear?  My Media Mall ebooks will cease to work at the end of their check out period. You will still need to remove the file from your computer and ebook reader.
  • Do I have to "return" a My Media Mall ebook at the end of the check out period?  You do not have to "return" ebooks at the end of the check out period.  However, you can choose to "return" EPUB and PDF ebooks early.  You can do this from within Adobe Digital Editions, the Overdrive app or the Amazon Kindle manager (for Kindle books).
  • Can I renew my ebook? If there is not a wait for the ebook then you can renew the ebook from your My Media Mall account page. You will see a Renew option three days before the book is due to expire, as long as there is no one waiting for the book. You can renew a book once.
  • What is a Mobipocket book?  A Mobipocket book is a type of ebook that requires a free Mobipocket Reader.  You read these ebooks on your computer or you can transfer Mobipocket books to various portable devices including those running Palm OS, Symbian OS and Windows Mobile, and Blackberries.

Audiobook Questions and Answers

  • Can I download audiobooks to an Ipod?  My Media Mall offers many audiobook titles for Ipod, iPhone and iPad; however, you will have a wider selection of audiobooks available if you sync your Apple device with a PC rather than a Mac.
  • Can I download audiobooks to a Mac?  My Media Mall offers many audiobook titles for Macs in MP3 format, with Mac-compatible titles marked as such on the website.
  • Can I burn audiobooks to a cd?  My Media Mall offers a number of titles that can be burned to cd.
  • What software is required to check out audiobooks?  My Media Mall requires you to install the Overdrive Media Console to check out audiobooks.
  • For how long can I "check out" audiobooks? My Media Mall audiobooks can be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • Do I have to "return" audiobooks at the end of the check out period?  You do not have to return audiobooks at the end of the check out period.  My Media Mall will automatically know when your check out has expired.
  • Can I renew my audiobook? If there is not a wait for the audiobook then you can renew the audiobook from your My Media Mall account page. You will see a Renew option three days before the audiobook is due to expire, as long as there is no one waiting for the book. You can renew an audiobook once.
  • How many audiobooks can I have checked out at once?  You can have up to 5 items checked out from My Media Mall at once.  This covers any combination of ebooks and audiobooks.
  • What happens at the end of the checkout period? Will the audiobook just disappear?  Audiobooks will cease to work at the end of their check out period. You will still need to remove the file from your computer and mp3 player.
  • What type of MP3 player works best?  My Media Mall offers a Device Resource Center to help you choose a device.
  • Can I download audiobooks directly to my smartphone or other mobile device? My Media Mall offers an Overdrive Media Console app that lets you download MP3 audiobooks directly to your Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, iPad or Windows Mobile device.  The app can be found here or as a free download in the marketplace for your device.
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