The library provides free ebooks in both print and audio formats through Overdrive. They are compatable with most eReaders on the market today.
In order to use eReaders other than Kindle with Overdive, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions (for eBooks) or Overdrive Media Console (for audiobooks.) In order to use the Kindle, you will need an Amazon account. (See here for more instructions.)
New to eBooks? Choose "My Help" or NCLS E-Media for instructions customized to your eReader or other device. Don't hesitate to call the library or drop in if you need more personalized help.
In addition to Overdrive, there are numerous places online offering free or low-cost eBooks legally. These may be either offered by the author or publisher, or in the public doman. (As copyright rules vary from country to country, it is wise to make sure copyright has expired in the United States before downloading.)
The Gutenberg Project and ManyBooks.net feature out-of-copyright texts.
For the Kindle Only (from Amazon.com)
Classics and Others
For the Nook (from Barnes & Noble and compatable with non-Kindle readers)
From Sony (also compatable with non-Kindle readers)
Feedbooks.com offers both public doman and original works for download. (They will not work on the Kindle.)
For Sci-Fi and Fantasy works (both excerpts and full stories):
The Internet Archive provides numerous scanned works through their Open Library, many of which can be downloaded.
Smashwords.com has free and low-cost self-published works.
DailyLit offers books in small serialized bites to your email or RSS reader. Available on any device connected to the internet (such as the iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Nook Tablet.)
MobileRead and MobiPocket both offer eBooks formatted for use on smartphones.
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LibriVox - Audio versions of public doman books read by volunteers