Quick Start: eBooks

eBook directions for Mobile Devices – Smartphone and Tablets

eBook directions for Kindles

eBook directions for Nooks, Kobos, Sony Readers and other eReaders

Getting Started: eBook Tutorials


Welcome to your Library’s Virtual Branch

Introduction to Download Media

What are Digital Rights?

How to Install Free Software

Portable Devices

Browse, Checkout, and Download

How to Place a Hold

Kindle eBooks

Adobe eBooks

Going Mobile with eBooks- Apps


cloudLibrary iPad app Installation

Required Software for eBooks

Choose the device you will be reading on to see what software you will need.


Computers – Adobe Digital Editions

eReaders (Nook, Sony Reader, etc.) – Adobe Digital Editions

Kindle eReader – No software is needed. Amazon account is required.

Tablets – OverDrive Mobile app. Also available in App Store.

Smartphones – OverDrive Mobile app. Also available in App Store.


Computers – cloudLibrary app

eReaders (Nook, Sony Reader, etc.) – cloudLibrary app

Kindle eReader – Not compatible with 3M Cloud Library.

Tablets cloudLibrary app. Also available in App Store.

Smartphones cloudLibrary app. Also available in App Store.

Still not sure what software is needed? Get customized help here.

eBook Device Reviews

Consumer Reports

Just click the link above and search “e-book readers.”

There are also reviews for mobile devices. Search for “tablets” or “smartphones”.

eBook Checkout Rules

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Loan Period Limit Always Available Renewals EPL cardholders only
2 weeks 5 items
at a time
No No Yes
MyMediaMall 2 weeks 5 items
at a time
No Yes –
if no waiting list
Hoopla 3 weeks 15 items
at a time
Yes No Yes

Other Free eBook Sites

Baen A publisher of science fiction and fantasy, offers a number of their titles as free downloads. New titles are added every month.

Book Lending Instantly matches people who want to borrow and lend Kindle books. Always free of charge. Come borrow a book today.

Digital Book Index Provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites. More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.

The Digital Reader A blog devoted to news, reviews and opinions on everything eBook.

eBookAnoid Reviews eReaders, eBooks and the websites devoted to them.

Google Books Search the latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.

Hathi Trust HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust.

Inkmesh A search engine that explores more than thirty online sources for free eBooks for eReaders of all types.

Kindle Review A blog that features Kindle and other eReader news, including regularly posted links to books that are free to download on to Kindles.

Munseys Over 30,000 rare and hard to find titles in 10 formats!

The Online Books Page The University of Pennsylvania Libraries offers an index of hundreds of thousands of online books freely readable on the Internet.

Open Library The World’s classic literature at your fingertips. Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles available.

Project Gutenberg Offers more than 45,000 free books that work with all eReaders. Classic titles and public domain works will be found through this site. Requires no registration.