NOTE: There are reports that Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 collects information about the ebooks on your computer, whether or not they are checked out with that application, and sends the information, unencrypted, to its servers. For more information, including options that may be more secure, see:
You can use a computer or laptop to read eBooks. If you prefer an eReader or tablet, our, visit this guide for links to instruction manuals, articles and other information to help you select and use an eReader or tablet.
If you are downloading directly to a tablet, you'll probably just need an app. If you are downloading to a computer for transfer to a mobile device, you'll need software for your computer. OverDrive recommends Adobe Digital Editions for your computer, and OverDrive Media Console for your portable device and for your computer if you plan to use audiobooks.
A source for eBooks
In addition to eBook vendors (such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Google), downloadable eBooks are available from the free sources and library resources listed to the right.
An understanding of the file types you can use on your device
Patrons of some Alaska Libraries can check out eBooks, audiobooks and music in formats for nearly all devices from ListenAlaska. If you live in an area without a library, you may be able to gain access to ListenAlaska through Regional Services .
Includes about 3 million classic and "modern" books in BookReader, PDF and ePub formats (and Daisy for the print disabled). The classic collection offers even more formats. Users must set up a free account. Only one patron can check out a book at a time from the modern collection.