Congratulations on your new e-reader, tablet, or mobile device! We hope you enjoy borrowing digital items from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Here's a quick guide to get you on your way.
First of all, finding digital items to check out on the Free Library's website is simple. You can start at the pink 'Download Media' button on our homepage or by taking a look at the video below that introduces our various digital platforms and shows you how to get around our site.
The majority of our best-sellers and in-demand ebook titles come from Overdrive. For an introduction on how to use the Overdrive service take a look at the video below.
Now that you know how to checkout an ebook, there are basically three ways to download them. The option that's right for you depends upon the type of device you own. Find a guide for each below...
Finally, you may discover that not every ebook or audiobook you're interested in is currently available from the Free Library. Find out why here.
Sun, July 28, 2013
I find it discouraging that I can't play Audio Download books with my computer, which has the Ubuntu 12.4 operating system. It's the fault of the Download company, which chooses not to make a program suitable for Ubuntu.
Ubuntu is on many computers used by underprivileged kids. Some of us load the system up on old computers and make those computers available to poor kids. So how about putting some pressure on the company? Thanks for your consideration. Lance Culp - canonsburg