eBooks & eAudiobooks
eBooks, or electronic books, are books that you can either read on your computer or download to your portable device. The Longview Public Library is pleased to be able to offer our patrons the ability to checkout and download free eBooks through EBSCOhost and OverDrive! Please read the information below to help you get started. If you require further assistance, call or stop in and we’ll be glad to help!
*Please note that eBook and eAudiobook downloads are not allowed on library public computers. EBSCOhost does not offer Kindle-compatible titles- only OverDrive does.
OverDrive offers both eBooks and eAudiobooks. popular fiction and non-fiction titles, including graphic novels, for readers of all ages. Most titles are Kindle-compatible as well.
Getting Started With OverDrive
*Once you get your results page(s), you can search within the results by using the box at the top of that page or begin a new search by using the box on the left side.
*If you wish to search only eBooks click the link above the “Quick Search” box to be directed to those titles and follow the instructions.
*If the book is checked out, you can select “Add to your Wish List.”
*In most cases, you will need to download the OverDrive Media Console first. If you have already installed it, then it will simply download once you click the button.
Help For Using OverDrive With Specific Devices:
OverDrive is compatible with a variety of devices including the NOOK, Kindle and iPad. To see if your specific device can be used with OverDrive or to see which format you should download your selected titles in, check out the OverDrve Resource Center page.
The following are links to PDF files of the packets for each device. They have complete, step-by-step instructions tailored to each of the most popular eReader devices on the market. Simply select the one that pertains to your device!
Still having trouble determining which format to use? Here's a reference guide to help you:
EBSCOhost’s collection of eBooks is primarily composed of older non-fiction books. This includes editions of some older textbook as well. With more than 26,000 full text books, there’s a good chance you’ll have access to those hard to find titles. To get started:
Additional EBSCOhost resources:
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Click here to search online articles and journals, genealogy resources, and more.
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