One great thing about ebooks is that fact that many public libraries around the world support ebook lending for free. All you need is an internet connection, a library card, a device to read on, and some time to read. Downloads through OverDrive’s library lending service increased by 24% in 2015. They set a new […]
Kindle Unlimited, Prime eBooks and Kindle Library Books Explained
There are a number of different ways to read Kindle ebooks without having to pay for each specific title. Amazon offers free ebook lending to Prime members, along with a monthly subscription service called Kindle Unlimited, and thousands of public libraries in the US lend Kindle books for free. These are good options for people […]
Hoopla Adds eBooks and Comics to Library Lending Service
Hoopla Digital offers a service much like OverDrive that provides free access to digital content from public libraries across North America. Hoopla gives library patrons access to over 300,000 movies, TV shows, full music albums, audiobooks, and now they’ve just added ebooks and comics to their selections as well. All you need is a library […]
OverDrive Fixes Technical Issue with Kindle Library eBooks
Yesterday OverDrive announced that they have resolved a technical issue with their library ebook lending service that had caused a number of Kindle-formatted ebooks not to appear available for lending. The glitch affected newer titles added to the system since the beginning of this calendar year. Now that OverDrive has become aware of the issue, […]
Odilo Launches New Library eBook Service in the U.S.
A new distribution service for library ebooks called OdiloPlace has just launched this month in the United States. When you think about checking out ebooks from public libraries for free, OverDrive is the first company that comes to mind. But there are competing services out there too, and Odilo is the latest to join the […]
Have You Tried Any Free Digital Magazines From Public Libraries Yet?
Last week I posted an article about how it’s now possible to get dozens—even hundreds—of digital magazines through Zinio for free from public libraries. You can download as many magazines titles as you want for free, and you never have to return them. It sounds too good to be true, but I’ve tried it out […]
Harry Potter eBooks Arrive at Libraries Today for Free Download
Harry Potter ebooks and audiobooks officially became available for purchase for the first time two days ago and now they have arrived at school and public libraries as well. All you need is a valid library card to check out Harry Potter ebooks and audiobooks for free. The entire ebook series sells for $57.54 bundled […]
Harry Potter eBooks Coming to Libraries; A Good Sign eBook Release Day is Near
For all you Harry Potter fans—there are only about 400 million or so—OverDrive announced that they’ve come to an agreement with Pottermore to be the exclusive distributor of Harry Potter ebooks and audiobooks to public libraries and schools. This means that in the very near future—preliminary signs are pointing to April 30th—library patrons will be […]