Free eBooks from your local Library
Did you know that Wiltshire’s libraries now offer a free eBook service? No?
Surprised in these hyper-commercial times that you can still get something for nothing?
Well here is everything you need to know about Wiltshire’s free (yes free) eBook service.
Of course, you can also drop into your friendly local library and find out more there too.
How does the service work?
- Borrow up to 5 eBooks at a time for free.
- Choose a loan period of 7, 14 or 21 days. eBooks can be returned early so another can be checked out.
- eBooks will automatically expire at the end of the loan period so no need to worry about overdue charges.
- Reserve up to 3 eBooks at a time for free.
- Read your eBooks on a wide range of devices such as Kobo, Sony and Nook eReaders as well as the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.
- Unfortunately this service will not be available on the Amazon Kindle.
- The text in eBooks can be enlarged on most devices so all title can be read in large print.
What you need
- An Internet-connected computer.
- A valid library card.•Adobe Digital Editions for Mac or PC or the Overdrive mobile application.
How to download an eBook
Step 1: Browse
- Browse the catalogue
- Search by title, subject, author, or format.
Step 2: Check Out
- Add selections to your ‘Basket’. Note: if a title is not available, you may place a hold.
- You will receive an email when the title is available for checkout.
- Click on the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ link and enter your library card number and PIN.
Step 3: Download … enjoy!
- Click the ‘Download’ button under each title to launch the software.
- Once downloaded, most titles can be transferred to a variety of devices, including Kobo and Sony eReaders, iPhone, iPad, and many other mobile devices. For a full list of compatible devices visit the Overdrive Device Resource Center.
- Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. There are no overdue charges.
- If you have any questions about the service try our eBook Frequently Asked Questions or the Overdrive help pages.