iPads and Androids and Kindles... oh my!
If you are using a device such as an iPad or Fire to read eBooks, you'll want to use the app for each service (Overdrive, Libby, Hoopla).
A tablet or phone is not required! You can also read most eBooks on your computer.
Searching for eBooks in the catalog is easy, but there are a few interesting things you should know about format.
When you select the format eBooks, your results will be all eBooks from OverDrive.
If you want to include the academic eBook collections that we have through EBSCO, Gale, Infobase and Salem, you will want to also select Electronic Resources.
Interested in audiobooks? Select the format eAudiobook to include them in your results.
To search for an eBook, you can use the Discovery Search on our library home page. You can also use the catalog. Enter a title, author or keyword into the search bar and click Go. Once you've done your search, choose eBook and Electronic Resources as the format along the left.
These databases all contain eBooks. Which one should you use? It depends on what you are looking for! If you are looking for fiction, use OverDrive. If you are looking for academic non-fiction, use EBSCO. If you are unsure, use the catalog search bar above.