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You will need Adobe Digital Editions software and/or an Adobe ID to download and read the eBooks you borrow. It’s free and you only need to do this once.

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Click here to watch the instructional video.

You will also need:

  • Your St. Albert Public Library card and PIN (last four digits of your phone number)
  • a free EBSCOhost account to download from ebooks on EBSCOhost
  • OverDrive Media Console software for eAudiobooks and for downloading eBooks to your smart phone or tablet device from our OverDrive platform

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot download library books onto the Kindle at this time.

The Library has three different downloadable book platforms for you to choose ebooks and/or eaudiobooks from - OverDrive, ebooks on Ebscohost and Freading:

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Overview

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks for your computer or portable device

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks for your computer or portable device (with a free EBSCO account)

Fiction and nonfiction eBooks for your computer or portable device

How does it work?

  • One title-one user
  • 1, 2 or 3 week loan periods
  • You can have 10 books from OverDrive and 5 books from EBSCOhost at any one time
  • No renewals, but you can download the book again
  • Put books on hold and be notified by email when they are avaiable
  • No limit to number of users that can access a book
  • 2 week loan period
  • Can renew books
  • Exchange your weekly allotment of 4 tokens for downloads (Books cost 1, 2 or 4 tokens to check out)
 

Help

MyHelp! on OverDrive 
Audiobooks Help 
Kobo Vox help 
Pandigital help

EBSCO Help Page Freading FAQs

Compatible Devices

Click here for compatible devices

These books work well withdevices that support the Adobe Content Server. What devices work with Freading?

Apps for mobile devices

Download apps (Apple, Android, Blackberry Phone, Windows Phone)
Audiobook apps

EBSCOhost Android and iPhone app Download apps (iPhone, iPad or Android)

Format of eBooks

EPUB, OpenEPUB, PDF*

PDF* EPUB, PDF*

Format of eAudioBooks

WMA and MP3 N/A N/A

*PDF files do not read well on older version Kobo models.

Other places to get free ebooks:

Tumblebook Collections  

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The Tumble online book and video collection for Grades 2-6.

 

tumblebookcloudThe Tumble online book and video collection for Grades 7-12.

 

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Tumble's audiobook collection for all ages.  

 

 

Project Gutenberg 

Over 3900 free ebooks.

Feedbooks

Original ebooks by new authors.

ManyBooks.net

Ebooks and Audiobooks in just about every format you need for mobile devices and ereaders.

Questions? Contact us:

Adult Information Desk - 780-459-1682

Children's Information Desk - 780-459-1532

Email: 

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