Read an eBook Day - Sept. 18
Do you enjoy reading eBooks? Did you know that the library has eBooks for you to borrow and download?
Whether you are new to the experience of reading eBooks, or a seasoned pro, celebrate the phenomenon with the Liverpool Public Library on Thursday, September 18. In a "Read an Ebook" celebration day, our partner OverDrive is encouraging readers around the world to take part in the largest-ever digital reading event by checking out an eBook. Throughout September 18, OverDrive will be celebrating the holiday by giving away tablets and devices every hour on www.readanebookday.com and through social media to readers who tell their story of what eBooks mean to them.
Enter to win a prize from OverDrive by using the hashtag #eBookDay on Facebook or Twitter, or enter a comment on www.readanebookday.com.
Visit the library on Thursday September 18 for drop-in help with finding and downloading the eBooks available to you from the Liverpool Public Library.
Search now for popular eBooks to check out and download from our OverDrive collection, from the Liverpool 3M Cloud collection, or by searching in the Polaris catalog of OCPL holdings for "Downloadable eBooks".
Welcome to the 3M Cloud Library
The 3M Cloud Library makes borrowing eBooks fast and easy. Liverpool Public Library is the first library in New York State to offer the 3M Cloud Library to its patrons.
To get started, you will need to download the free 3M Cloud Library app for your device below. For more information, visit the 3M Cloud Library Help Page.
TIP: When prompted for your User Name, enter your 14 digit library card number.
When prompted for your Password, enter your 4 digit PIN.
Do you have a supported wireless device with the 3M Cloud app on it?
You can use the 3M Discovery Station in the library to browse Liverpool's 3M Cloud Library collections and check out or reserve items. You can also select and check out 3M Cloud titles from the Polaris Catalog. The next time you launch the 3M app on your wireless device, your selections will appear, ready to read. You don't even have to have the device with you to make your selection.
Patrons may check out up to 5 eBooks at a time from 3M Cloud. eBooks are checked out for a 21 day loan period, but may be returned early at any time. A patron may have up to 5 3M Cloud eBooks on hold at one time. When a hold list item becomes available, it remains reserved for a 3 day period, awaiting checkout by the person who placed the hold.
Checking Out OverDrive E-Books
The OverDrive Digital collection includes currently popular e-books in epub, Kindle, and pdf formats, and audiobooks. You can download the e-books and check them out on your library card just like a regular book. The books can be read on many mobile devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android. They can be transferred to many ereader devices, such as the Kindle, iPad, the Barnes & Noble NOOK, and the Kobo eReader to name a few.
OverDrive's app for mobile devices (including iPhone® / iPad® / iPod touch®, Kindle Fire, Android ™, & Windows Phone 7/8) supports eBooks and Audiobooks.
Kindle Users: Checkout from OverDrive
With your library card and PIN, browse the OverDrive Digital Collection and check out items for 1, 2 or 3 week loan periods. Use your Amazon.com account to redeem your checkouts for free from the Amazon website.
A Wi-Fi connection (not 3G) is required for wireless delivery from Amazon to your reading device.
You will need a USB connector and computer if your Kindle is not Wi-Fi capable.
Due to publisher restrictions, some titles may not be wirelessly delivered to your device and instead require USB transfer from your computer to your device. These restricted titles also may not be accessed on Kindle reading applications.