Library Ebook Borrowing Basics

Note: There are no fines or fees associated with Ebook borrowing.

Checking Out Ebooks and Downloadable Audiobooks

You may have a total of 5 items checked out at a time.

Downloaded Audiobook titles are checked out for 7, 14 (default), or 21 days. Downloaded ebooks can be checked-out for 7, 14, or 21 days.

Returning Items

Once the lending period has elapsed, the title is automatically 'returned' to the
library. Although the items will remain on your device, they will no longer be
accessible. Ebooks & MP3 Audiobooks can be returned early.

Renewing Items

You can renew ebooks once, if there are no holds. To learn more, please see our Returning and Renewing Ebooks page.

Placing Holds

Items can be placed on hold. When a title becomes available for you, you will
receive an email with instructions on checking the item out. The item will be
held for you for 72 hours.

You can place up to 5 titles on hold at a given time.

Re-downloading Items

When logged in, 'My ebookshelf' lists all of the materials you currently have
checked out. You can re-download materials from 'My ebookshelf.'

Compatibility At a Glance

  Audiobooks Ebooks
iPod with Windows Computer yes no
iPod with Mac Computer mp3 only no
MP3 Player with Windows Computer yes no
MP3 Player with Mac Computer mp3 only no
Kindle no no
Kindle Fire use Overdrive App use Overdrive App
Sony Reader no yes
Kobo Reader no yes
iPhone / iPod Touch use Overdrive App use Overdrive App
iPad use Overdrive App use Overdrive App
Barnes and Noble Nook no yes


Complete compatibility list