Did you know that if you have a smart phone, an E-Reader, tablet, or laptop and a library card you can check out eBooks, audio-books and even videos from your library? I love my library’s huge selection of digital materials, available to download any time of the day or night. It’s so easy to do. Just download Overdrive and the Kindle reading app from your app store (both apps are free) to what ever device you want to use. I have them downloaded to my phone, computer and tablet, and don’t worry too much about storage space. Just 2gb can hold approximately 1100 eBooks.
Go to eapld.org from the web browser on your device. Click on the link for Digital Downloads and login using your library card number and your library PIN number. Login before you browse so you can see ALL of the titles available to you. If you’re not sure of your PIN number contact us at the library and we’ll set one up for you.
From the home screen of the Indiana Digital Download Center you can search by title, author or genre. You can check out up to ten titles at once, with no late fees ever! After you have chosen a title hover the mouse over the image and the words borrow or place a hold will appear as well as the word sample.
If you want to read a couple pages before you decide, click sample and an excerpt of several pages from the book will open in a new tab for you to review. If the sample meets your approval click back to the IDDC tab and click borrow. A small menu box opens that says go to check-outs. This takes you to your account page where you can see items you already have checked out as well as the item you just chose.
To the right of the image of the material you’ll see two blue boxes. You can choose read in your browser which opens the book so you can start reading or choose download. Materials are available in several different formats, for this example we will choose kindle book. Once you’ve chosen the format click confirm and get book. This opens Amazon in a new tab, sign in to your account and click the yellow bar that says Get Library book. The book will be downloaded to your device so you can read anytime, anywhere regardless of internet availability.
If you do have trouble with any part of the process stop in at any of our three branches and a staff member will be happy to help. With over 20,000 eBook titles, nearly 2,000 audio-book titles and over 500 videos to choose from you are sure to find many, many hours of entertainment for the whole family.