Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library October 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in October 2013.
There were more than 46,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and mobile site for the month!
Mystery and suspense ebooks dominated this past month, taking 6 out of the top 10...
Overdrive renewals are here at last!
You've asked for it and now it's finally happened. Beginning this week you will be able to renew your downloadable Free Library ebooks and audiobooks from OverDrive. Here's how it works:
Three days before your loan is set to expire, you will have the option to renew from your Account page at our OverDrive site.
Penguin Ebooks Once Again Available to Libraries
Last week we learned that Penguin Books (which recently merged with Random House Books to form Penguin Random House) will once again make their ebooks available to libraries. Penguin has also agreed to lift the requirement that Kindle versions of their titles be side-loaded over a USB connection and can now...
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library September 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in September 2013.
There were more than 44,450 ebooks checked out and downloaded from both our website and mobile site for the month!
Romance rules this month, taking 5 out of the top 10 spots.
The Arrangement (fiction)
Overdrive App and iOS 7
Apple released iOS 7 yesterday and many of Apple users may have upgraded their device(s) or will be upgrading in the near future. Overdrive reported today that there is glitch with thier Overdrive Media Console app in the new operating system.
When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to...
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library August 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in August 2013.
There were more than 47,000 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres, downloaded from both our website and mobile site.
Three Little Words (fiction)
by Susan Mallery
The 12th entry in the Fool's Gold romance series takes our top spot for ebook downloads in August 2013. A woman's teenage crush comes back to her hometown, just as she is returning to the same small town to restart her life. Will the power of love win...
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library July 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in July 2013.
There were more than 54,300 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres, downloaded from our website and mobile site.
The Bat (fiction)
by Jo Nesbø's
The first appearance of Jo Nesbø's flawed detective, Harry Hole of the Oslo Crime Squad. Dispatched to Sydney, Australia to observe a murder case, he is drawn deeper into the world of a psychopath working his way across the country. No one is safe in this character-driven crime thriller!
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library June 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in June 2013.
Taking the top spot for the month was Neil Gaiman's newest novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane (We can't keep this one on the shelves, physically or digitally!)
There were more than 1,300 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane (fiction)
by Neil Gaiman
A short story that sprawls into a novel length fantastical fable as the narrator takes the reader along on a supernatural...
Now Get Even More from Freading!
Many of our ebook readers have already discovered Freading. It's a great alternative to our Overdrive collection with a wide selection of titles from a growing list of publishers. Freading definitely has something for everyone, but romance fans have discovered that their especially strong collection of steamy titles is not to...
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library May 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from the Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in May 2013.
We may actually need to re-name this the "Top James Patterson ebooks List" this month, as the author has 4 books in our top 10!
There were more than 1,500 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
The following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres.
12th of Never (fiction)
by James Patterson
Fast-paced multiple murder mysteries abound in the latest installment in the popular "Women's Murder Club" series.
A Counterfeit Betrothal / The Notorious Rake (fiction)
by Mary Balogh
A re-issue of two of Mary Balogh's best...
Updated Overdrive Mobile Apps Coming Tuesday 5/28/13
OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 28. This change will effect people who use the Overdrive app to read ebooks or listen to audiobooks on their iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Below is a summary of the release details.
Overdrive Update for Apple/iOS v2.6.5
In addition to improving the speed of the in-app browser and a few bug fixes, the updated Overdrive app will require you to reauthorize your Adobe ID. This re-authorization is required by Apple and reflects changes in Apple's privacy policies. As a result, the Overdrive App for iOS will...
Publishers Warming to Library Ebook Lending
See update to this story (10/2/2013)
Yesterday, we were pleased to learn that Hachette, one of the “Big 6” publishers in the United States, will now sell their full catalog of ebook titles to public libraries beginning May 8th. Until now, Hachette had limited libraries to a small selection of backlist...
Top 10 ebooks OverDrive Digital Library April 2013
Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in April 2013.
There were more than 850 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month!
This following list comprises fiction and nonfiction titles from across all genres.
The Best Man (fiction)
by Kristan Higgins
A humorous romance novel from bestselling author and two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America RITA Award Kristan Higgins.
Bite Me, Your Grace (fiction)
by Brooklyn Ann
New paranormal romance series from author Brooklyn Ann.
Starting Now (fiction)
by Debbie Macomber
A heartfelt tale of friendship, renewal, and discovering what's truly important in life in this newest Blosom Stret novel from Debbie...
Announcing the Virtual Library at Suburban Station
We’re so excited to announce the launch of the Virtual Free Library at Suburban Station, an awesome undertaking made possible by the Free Library and our partners at Dunkin’ Donuts, SEPTA, and Titan. The Virtual Library—believed to be the nation’s first in a train station—is featured on more than 70...
Why Can't I Find All the eBooks and Audiobooks I Want at the Free Library?
Let's say there's a hot new bestseller tearing up the New York Times list. It's everywhere, in the libraries, the books stores, at fancy displays by the grocery store checkout line, everyone, it seems, on every train, every subway, every airplane, and in every doctor's waiting room is reading it. Naturally, your curiosity is piqued...
Downloading Audiobooks from the Free Library
The Free Library of Philadelphia offers a large number of downloadable audiobooks in our Overdrive collection. Downloading audiobooks is simple, but the process you will use and the audiobook formats available to you depends upon the type of computer or device you have.
If you have an iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire,...
Getting Library Ebooks for Your Nook Simple Touch or Similar E-Reader
While Nook tablets like the Nook Color, Nook HD, or Nook HD+ are treated like an Android tablet (see instructions here), downloading to a Nook Simple Touch or other dedicated e-reader (like the Kobo, some Sony e-readers, as well as others) is done a bit differently.
Downloading to a dedicated e-reader requires...
How to Add Library Ebooks to Your Kindle
Downloading library ebooks to a Kindle is a simple process and this post will get you started. Before going further though, please note that the Kindle Fire works like an Android tablet and the instructions for downloading to a tablet can be found here. For all other Kindles: the Paperwhite, the...
An Introduction to Ebooks at the Free Library of Philadelphia
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 this video that introduces our various digital platforms and shows you how to get around our site.
Next, there are basically three ways to download library ebooks. The option that's right for you depends upon the type...