Digital Content FAQs

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Can two people with different library card numbers use the same device?

Yes.

Can I put my e-book on more than one device? 

Yes

Can you tell me which e-reader I should buy?

No. For more insight, check out CNET and Consumer Reports for unbiased, reliable reviews.

Do I need to download special software to check out or read e-books?

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  • On your tablet or smartphone, you may need to download an app.  For books offered by Overdrive, you will need the Overdrive app (or Libby).  For books offered in the Kindle format, you will need the Kindle app, etc.  There is also an app for Axis360 and RBDigital.
  • On your computer, you must have Adobe Digital Editions or use Overdrive Read in a compatible web browser.
  • On your Kindle, you do not need to download additional software.
  • On your Nook or another e-reader, you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer.

Can you check out the e-book for me and put it on my device? Is there a computer at the library I can use to do this?

Library staff members can help in checking out e-books to your own device.

Do I have to come into the library to check out an e-book?

Everything can be done remotely from a computer or other device that can connect to the Internet.

Can I listen to e-audiobooks on my e-reader?

If your e-reader supports this.

Are all books in the library catalog available as e-books?

No.

Amazon Kindle E-books and Public Libraries

Amazon has provided information on how to find public library books for Kindle, how to check out a public library e-book for Kindle, and provides a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. 

What is an .acsm file and what do I do with it?

Files with an ".acsm" extension are associated with Adobe Digital Editions. When you double-click it or open it into Adobe Digital Editions, the file recognizes your rights to the e-book and downloads it to your computer.