Downloadable media (including Kindle books) from the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium OverDrive site.
OverDrive - Download e-books, (including Kindle books), audiobooks and more
Provided by the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium, OverDrive allows users to transfer downloads to a variety of portable devices or read or listen on their personal computer. A MORE library card is needed for this service and access is not available on library computers.
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Try it Before you Buy it!
Not sure of which e-reader to purchase? Would you like to see how a Kindle Fire differs from a Kindle Touch or what a Nook looks like? The library currently owns a Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, iPad, Nook and Kobo e-readers for demonstration purposes. Stop at Information & Reference to see the different devices, explore the various functions of each and determine if this is the type of device your would like to own.
View helpful video tutorials:
Search eContent Tutorial
Download eAudiobooks Tutorials
Play/transfer eAudiobooks Tutorial
Download eBooks Tutorial
Read/transfer eBooks Tutorial
How to checkout Kindle-compatible titles from OverDrive
How to create an Amazon.com account
How to transfer an e-book from Adobe Digital Editions to a mobile device
Downloadable media guides to view or print:
How to Create an Amazon Account
How to Download Kindle-compatible e-books from OverDrive
For Tablets and Smartphones:
How to Download and Authorize the OverDrive App
How to Use the OverDrive iPad App
How to Download Freading E-books to an Apple Device
For Dedicated E-readers (basic Nook, Kobo, & Sony Reader)
How to Download Adobe Digital Editions (for use on a PC)
How to Download OverDrive E-books for a Dedicated E-reader
How to Download Freading E-books for a Dedicated E-reader
How to Transfer an e-book from Adobe Digital Editions to a Mobile Device
Wisconsin Public Library Consortium Guide to Searching the Digital Collection
Additional downloadable media sources provided by the library:
For more classic titles to download, try these sites:
E-book Availability at Your Library
The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is proud to be one of 67.2 percent of libraries in the U.S. that make a wide variety of e-books available to its customers.
While libraries are experiencing an increasing demand for e-books, unfortunately many publishers have opted to make library access to e-books more difficult, even impossible. Macmillan Publishing, Simon and Schuster, Hachette Book Group and Brilliance Audio currently refuse to sell e-books to libraries. HarperCollins has imposed a limit of 26 loans per e-book, Random House recently increased its e-book prices by 100-200%, and Penguin now refuses to let libraries lend its new titles altogether.
As always, your public library continues to uphold free speech and the pursuit of unfettered access to information. The library community continues to advocate for fair pricing and access to e-books and is strongly pursuing open dialogue with both publishers and lawmakers.
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Sign an electronic petition for publishers to provide e-Books to libraries. Please follow the link below, watch the video for more information and support your library's efforts to provide reading materials in any format. Thank you http://ebooksforlibraries.com